The project is handled by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation), which will change Dubai's boundaries by 120km (72 miles) and producing a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment areas.
The idea was first announced in May 2002 and the two manmade freehold artificial palm tree-shaped resort islands are looking to maintain Dubai's position as a premium tourist destination.
The Palm Jumeirah and The Palm Jebel Ali of Dubai islands, will built in the shape of date palm trees and consist of a trunk along with a crown with 17 fronds; and a surrounding crescent island as well as the back of which forms the breakwater.
Jointly, The palm islands in uae will support more than 60 luxury hotels, 4,000 exclusive residential villas, 1,000 unique water house, 5,000 apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and various dive sites.
The project took four years for organized planning and complete possible studies in Dubai which securing that the islands would not disrupt the environment. The first stage of the development of The Palm Islands includes the construction of the land foundations, which involves sand transfer and rock placement. The next stage will involve the building of infrastructure and services, as well as the 300 meter (990 feet) bridges linking the islands to the mainland. The final stage consists of the construction of homes, townhouses, and apartments.