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Nakheel The World island archipelago group in Dubai

The World by Nakheel in Dubai. List of islands, developments, projects with owner name, date announced, project value, completion date, status (where information is available).

Scheduled or estimated completion dates in this table are unlikely to be realistic, especially as we march on through 2009 with little evidence of construction starting anywhere on The World, and various companies delay or put projects on hold as the global financial crisis and downturn in the Dubai property market prompts developers to pause for thought.

List of property developments and projects planned for The World by Nakheel
Island (s) Plot
Owner (*rumoured or unconfirmed) Date
Project Name Value
February 2010
    City-D Development / Stars Dome Realty May 2008   Pangkor Laut   2010  
    *David Beckham - unconfirmed            
    *Scandanavian shipping company            
    *Vijay Singh, Fiji            
Unknown   Architect Diseño Earle     Kezhma Island residences      
Antarctica   Dubai Multi Commodities Center Feb 2008   Pearls of Arabia   2010  
Antartica   *Michael Schumacher Oct 2006 $7m        
Asia, North D51 VC Bank (developer World Development Co.) May 2008   VC Bank resort Dh1.5 bn end 2010  
Australia   Investment Dar, Kuwait (14 islands) Apr 2005   Oqyana $3.5 bn    
Austria   Josef Kleindienst / Kleindienst Group, Austria     "Heart of Europe"      
Beijing   *Bin Hu, China            
Brunei   Salya Corporation Apr 2008 Dh400m* FTV resort* Dh1.2 bn* 2011  
Canada   Nakheel (20 islands) May 2007   Coral Island   2010  
Canada   All islands sold (Aug 2007 news)            
China D43 Oasis Group, island Huainan? Jul 2008   Lynncoln World Island Resort   2010  
Ecuador   ACI Real Estate (Germany) Feb 2008   Leisure Resort AED 2 bn    
England   John O'Dolan & 10 others (Irish Times) Sep 2008 $30.4m "Greater Britain"?      
Ethiopia   *Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie - denied Nov 2007          
Finland   Salya Corporation Apr 2008 Dh400m* FTV Palace* Dh1.2 bn* 2011  
France   Select Group Select Property JV Jun 2008   Aquitainia Dh5.5 bn 2012 2013  
Germany   Kleindienst Group Dec 2009   "Heart of Europe"     Started Feb 2010?
Great Britain   *Richard Branson - denied Mar 2006          
Great Britain   *Rod Steward - unconfirmed            
Great Britain   SafMus Holdings (Jan 2009 report)   $63.3m Britain The World   2014  
Greece E16 Baron Jean van Gysel de Meise Aug 2007 $15.5m V.Greece $260m 2010  
Greenland G19 Sheikh Mohammed / Nakheel     Villa   2005 Completed
Greenland   Dubai Infinity Holdings (designer Karl Lagerfeld) Jan 2008 $30m+ Isla Moda (Fashion Island)   2012  
Greenland   Nakheel (tentative, GN report 11 Oct 2009)     One&Only Hotel Resort      
Greenland   Major Trade - boutique hotel and residential villas Feb 2010         Started Jan 2010?
Hong Kong   *Bin Hu, China            
Huainan   *Bin Hu, China            
Huainan? China D43 Oasis Group Nov 2008   Oasis resort Dubai (?)      
Ireland   Larionovo, Ireland   Dh142m Ireland in the Sun      
Kazakhstan   Stars Dome Realty (sales agent) 2007   Pangkor Laut   2012  
Lebanon   Wakil Ahmed Azmi Sep 2011 AED 32m Royal Island Beach Club AED 38m Feb 2012  
Madagascar B4       Madagascar Dubai?      
Macao   *Bin Hu, China            
Malaysia D38 with Sumatra island ($60m?), Harshit Kantaria   $22m Isola di Portofino      
Monte Carlo         Heart of Europe      
Markovo, Asia   Not sold? Large 247 m sq meters   $263m        
Moscow   SafMus Holdings 2007?   Moscow The World   2015  
Nanjing   *Bin Hu, China            
Netherlands   Kleindienst Group Dec 2009   "Heart of Europe"      
New York   For sale (January 2009)?   $35m        
New Zealand   Investment Dar, Kuwait (14 islands) Apr 2005   Oqyana $3.5 bn    
Novaya Zemlya   Cinnovation Group, Singapore Feb 2008   Nova Island Resort & Spa $200 m    
Orenburg   Perseus Property Management 2005   Perseus Resort   2010  
Rostov   Perseus Property Management 2005   Perseus Resort   2010  
Shanghai   Mr Bin Hu, Zhongzhou International President Oct 2007 $28m Hotel resort & villas      
Siberia   Limitless (project under review - 12 July 2009) Sep 2008   World Island Resort $350m 2010  
Siberia   Pearl Dubai, 1.6m sq ft island 2008? Dh100m Archangel      
Somalia   Opulence Holdings Nov 2007   Jal Aashwa Dh1 bn    
Spain   Select Group / Select Property JV Jun 2008   Aquitania Dh5.5bn 2012 2013  
South America   Seven Tides (10 islands)            
St Petersburg   Kleindienst Group     "Heart of Europe"      
Sumatra D88 with Malaysia island ($60m?), Harshit Kantaria   $22m Isola di Portifino      
Sweden   Kleindienst Group     "Heart of Europe"      
Switzerland   Kleindienst Group     "Heart of Europe"      
Taiwan   *Chinese company, or AA Properties Dubai?            
Thailand   Profile Real Estate, Dubai ($16m?) Sep 2006 $20m Jasmine Gardens $110m 2011 Cancelled?
Turkey   Günal Insaat, MNG Holding Jun 2008 $50m Turkey, The World      
USA   All islands sold (Aug 2007 news)            
Zanzibar   *One and Only Jun 2006   resort      
Details of development on The World (some)
Coral Island (North America)
Heart of Europe by Kleindienst Group (Bloomberg report 03 August 2010)
Royal Island Beach Club - Lebanon Island
Salya Developments
Thailand - Jasmine Gardens project
Revised construction schedules for some islands (based on Emirates Business reports 19 October 2009)
Last update Sunday 27-Apr-2014. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
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