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‘Australasia’ floating islands to be added to Dubai’s The World project

A view over Dubai from the Burj Khalifa.
A view over Dubai from the Burj Khalifa. Image by Rob Young / CC BY 2.0

A man-made archipelago in the shape of Australasia is to be developed as part of Dubai’s World Islands project. Each of the 20 new islands will be completely private, with its own beaches and just a single villa. The project was expected to be completed by 2012 but was delayed due to the global financial crisis. Read more: thenational.ae