Dubai's Man-Made Islands

In 2003, the construction of the multi-billion dollar investment project “The World” was announced, in Dubai.

The man-made archipelago shaped like a map of the earth was planned to feature luxurious houses and tourist-resorts located all within just a short boat ride from Dubai. But today, more than 10 years after the completion of these islands, there is hardly anything built on them. What happened here?

Why Dubai's Man-Made Islands Are Still Empty