Dubai plans 33 new floating private islands for The World project

Main developer for The World Islands, Nakheel has given the go-ahead for a series of floating private islands to be built as part of  the project, developed by Oqyana Real Estate and Amillarah Private Islands (an investment vehicle set up by Dutch Docklands, a floating-developments specialist).

“Nakheel has now granted our project with all the necessary permits in order to take the next step,” the company said in a statement.

Designs have been approved T to create a series of floating islands as part of the Australasia development on The World. According to Emirates 24/7, there will be 33 floating private luxury islands, each island being completely self-supporting and with its own residence, garden, pool and beach.

“We are offering floating private islands, tailor made to the clients specifications, based on our Dutch heritage of hundreds of years of working with the water,” Paul van de Camp, CEO, Amillarah, told Emirates 24|7.

The paper reported that the base of the islands are being constructed to last for a 100 years and will create a new underwater habitat for sea life.