The World Islands

Minimum price of objects900 000 AED
Average price of objects15 000 000 AED
Community square55000000 m²
Preferred object typesApartments, villas


Type of buildings:
Starting price
AED 900 000
The area of the district is
592M sq. ft.
Beautiful view
Panoramic sea views from the apartment
Ecological area

About The World Islands

The World Islands is a man-made archipelago formed in the shape of the world map. It consists of 300 individual isles located about 4 kilometers away from the coast of Dubai. They are found in groups and are surrounded by a 27-kilometer breakwater. The project developer is Nakheel Properties, one of the largest property developers in Dubai. The company also owns significant projects of the emirate such as the Palm Jumeirah, Al Furjan, and others.

In March 2022, Paramount Global hinted at considering this man-made archipelago as the place for the construction of its luxurious Nickelodeon resort.

Outdoor features

  • Fitness centres
  • Pier
  • Helipad
  • Bars
  • BBQ area


  • Close to the embankment
  • Close to the sea
  • The first coastline
  • Direct access to the beach
  • VIP
  • New buildings
  • Quiet area
  • Villas
  • Luxury real estate
  • Safe area
  • Ecological area
  • Located on an island
  • Suitable for recreation
  • Investment attractiveness
  • Modern architecture
  • Innovative technologies

Real estate in The World Islands

The archipelago’s islands got their names from different countries in the world:

  • Germany includes 32 high-end villas built in the Bauhaus style, which combines German practicality, concise forms, and modern construction technologies. There are gorgeous infinity pools, snow-white sandy beaches, gardens with exotic plants, and a blue lagoon with seawater;
  • The Jordan project consists of 65 houses, a large beach club, a small boat lock, and a long sandy shore;
  • Lebanon has a large beach club, cabins for tourists, two private beaches, a beach volleyball area, and other facilities;
  • Main Europe will be a heart-shaped archipelago with six isles named after famous sights;
  • Sweden is a gated community with ultra-fancy five-story villas in the Swedish style. Each villa has a garden with access to the sandy coast;
  • Switzerland includes more than 100 lavish residences, a mountain with a spa, an ice cave, and other amenities;
  • The Floating Seahorses have floating three-level villas. The lower underwater level has panoramic windows through which you can observe marine life.
  • The Floating Venice is a resort with separate dwellings and Venetian-style residential apartments on the water. Coral was planted on the bottom so that one could admire these rare creatures of the sea through the transparent acrylic bottom of the swimming pool and the windows on the underground floors of the houses;
  • France, Italy, Monaco, South America, and Turkey are still under development.

The Heart of Europe is one of the key projects in the archipelago. It includes six isles with private villas, apartment complexes, hotels, floating residences, and shopping and entertainment facilities. The appearance and style of popular European cities will be replicated in the building architecture. It will have a wedding hotel, a street with artificial rain to maintain the perfect temperature and humidity, a vertical garden with 100,000 plants, and a tropical forest with exotic plant species and palm trees.

Trends in real estate sales in The World Islands

Islands in the shape of a world map are a popular sight in the UAE. This place attracts tourists due to both the location and the modern developments used in the construction of unusual living areas on the water.

The lifestyle created in the luxury villas and residential complexes of the new community is completely different from a classic beach holiday. Here, you can truly disconnect from the noise of the city and the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. You can silently relax on the seashore or spend time actively participating in various water sports.

The minimum cost of an isle residential unit is 900,000 AED. The price will depend on the property type and its area. Houses constructed using modern technological solutions are highly sought after. For example, in The Floating Venice community, a luxury villa with an area of 65 m² will cost 3,000,000 AED, while in the Sweden community, magnificent multi-story mansions will start at 80,000,000 AED.

Despite the relatively high prices for villas and apartments, making real estate investments in Dubai in this popular and tourist-friendly place will bring a return.

View from the window

Useful information for property investors in The World Islands

Currently, the project is under active development. Some communities are completely ready for occupation, whereas others are still under construction. Future planning includes lavish hotels, Dubai’s best beach clubs, and luxury residential properties.

The opportunity to acquire an apartment or a villa at the lowest possible price is now. Once the construction is completed, home prices will rise significantly here.

Buyers can expect to obtain a 3-year or 5-year residence visa, depending on the total purchase amount. The 3-year visa is issued when purchasing real estate for 750,000 AED, and the UAE “golden” 5-year visa can be obtained by purchasing real estate for 2,000,000 AED.

Return on real estate investment in The World Islands

Today, this man-made archipelago is attracting more and more foreign investors. It is connected to the UAE policy which is to actively develop the region and make it one of the best cities in the world for recreation, living, and business.

The Dutch company Royal Haskoning DHV has been creating an artificial reef to keep the sand from sinking into the depths of the ocean. Many other large businesses invest in the construction of hotels, and residential and seaside complexes in the archipelago, as the project is expected to have great potential and bring about respectable gains.

You have a great chance to make real estate investments in The World Islands with an approximate 9% return. This is a relatively high rate for the modern real estate market, not only in the UAE but throughout the world. Do not miss your chance to make wise capital investments and contact our experts for advice on selecting the best investment option.



At present, the infrastructure of these communities is in active development to provide a magnificent sea vacation and a slow living lifestyle surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf.

Key amenities are the following:

  • White sand coasts, sun loungers, and landscaped walking and recreation areas;
  • Swimming pools with transparent acrylic bottoms that allow swimmers to see the coral reefs;
  • Hotels with high-class amenities;
  • Streets with artificial rain and snow;
  • Villas with submerged underground floors;
  • Yacht marinas and yacht clubs;
  • Bars, restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs;
  • Diving clubs;
  • Parks with unique plants and trees brought from all over the world;
  • Elite SPA salons with a large selection of relaxing and care treatments.

After completion of the construction, the plan is to connect the small islands by bridges.

The best hotels

Currently, some hotel complexes are under development, and the operational hotels are in The Heart of Europe community:

  • Portofino is a five-star premium family hotel with Queen and Princess rooms. Various events are held on the territory, such as water shows, ballet performances, and film screenings.
  • Cote d' Azur Resort is a beach resort consisting of seven duplex penthouses, 113 hotel rooms, and 872 apartments. Pearl diving, snorkeling, and other types of water activities will be available for guests.

Public transport

The archipelago is 4 kilometers away from the city. It was designed as an eco-friendly community, ensuring no traditional vehicles using conventional fuel. Boats, helicopters, and seaplanes will become the main means of transport. Residents can quickly reach the Dubai Marina areas and Palm Jumeirah by speedboat.

You can visit major shopping malls, museums, parks, and other popular destinations from the closest mainland community, Jumeirah. There is excellent public transport and a ferry pier.


Convenience stores will be available in the area. The following are the closest supermarkets on the mainland:

  • Grandiose Supermarket in Jumeirah 2;
  • Al Labeeb Grocery near Jumeirah Beach;
  • Choithrams Supermarket, Umm Suqeim;
  • Spinneys Supermarket, Umm Suqeim.

The closest shopping malls in the coastal part of the city

  • Mall of the Emirates is a huge shopping center that includes a Carrefour hypermarket, numerous clothing, cosmetics, and accessories stores, Magic Planet entertainment center, VOX cinema, Ski Dubai ski resort, a theater, and an art gallery;
  • Dubai Mall is a multi-level complex with a broad range of retail stores, restaurants, cafes, a hotel, a giant aquarium, VR Park Dubai, and cinemas.
  • Sunset Mall is a shopping mall located near a kitesurfing seaside with a large selection of shops, restaurants, and beauty parlors;
  • Ibn Battuta Mall is a large Arabic-style shopping center. The complex is divided into several themed zones in the style of different countries. There are numerous shops, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and entertainment attractions.

Churches, temples, and mosques

The archipelago is not far from the famous Jumeirah Mosque, which is open to visitors of all faiths. Here, foreigners can get acquainted with the culture and religion of the UAE. The mosque is one of the highlights of Dubai and appears on the 500 AED banknote. The white-stone building is in the style of Arab medieval temples. The large prayer hall has space for up to 1300 people. The complex also includes two minarets framing the dome of the temple. The walls are decorated with intricate ornaments showing elements of Arabic ligature and floral patterns.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Dubai City Church, and St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral are 13 minutes away from the mosque and not far from the famous Dubai Frame.

Hindu temples can be found near the shore in the Bur Dubai area.


The community's main restaurants are in the hotels and residential complexes. Once the project is completed, there will be a lot of interesting new establishments.

The Portofino Hotel has restaurants and cafés with classic Mediterranean cuisine. The Cote d' Azur Resort has six Mediterranean-themed restaurants, seaboard cafes, and the Absinthe Lounge which has live piano music.

Nurseries and schools

The nearest educational institutions for children are located on the mainland in the coastal areas of Dubai:

  • Al Ittihad Private School, Jumeira;
  • Al Sufouh Girls High School;
  • Collegiate International School;
  • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School;
  • The International School of Choueifat;
  • Kids Island Nursery;
  • Montessori Nursery;
  • Odyssey Nursery, Umm Suqeim Street;
  • First Steps Nursery

Hospitals and clinics

There are no major clinics and hospitals on the islands. The nearest health-care facilities are in the coastal areas of the emirate:

  • Gargash Hospital, Umm Suqeim Street;
  • Dubai London Clinic and Specialty Hospital, Jumeirah Street;
  • Mebal Medical Clinic, Umm Suqeim Street;
  • Med Art Clinic;
  • Medcare Medical Centre;
  • Zia Medical Center, near Jumeirah Beach.

The nearest districts

  • Jumeira is a seaside region known for its long and sandy coastline. It contains the popular La Mer Beach Residences by Meraas, with a huge water park and a wave pool. Catamarans, jet skis, and flyboarding equipment are available to rent.
  • Dubai Marina is a famous yacht community that is reachable by speedboat. It has a large yacht club along the yacht marina, a promenade with shops and restaurants, a shopping mall, residential housing, and hotel complexes. Public transport is well developed - there is a metro station and several ferry piers;
  • Palm Jumeirah is a well-known seaside complex in the shape of a palm tree, with residential and hotel complexes, shopping malls, a large luminous fountain, an aquarium, a diving center, a water park, and other facilities.


The archipelago was designed to have the clearest beaches, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Each island has several white-sand shores, easy access to the sea, and good infrastructure for recreation. Some communities also include beach clubs that host events and parties. The coasts are not overcrowded thereby allowing for the practicing of water sports.

You can also visit the Trident Tower and Splashers Cove Adventure water parks located on Palm Jumeirah. They offer various water slides and attractions for children and adults. On the mainland are Jungle Bay, AquaFun, Wild Wadi, Leisure water parks, and others.

We will select profitable buy-to-invest real estate

The World Islands is one of the best places in Dubai to invest in property. The active development of this seaside complex and the involvement of big foreign companies make this archipelago one of the most attractive places for a beach holiday in the region.

While the community is in its final development stages, it is better to consider the acquisition of a buy-to-let villa or an apartment. Be sure to contact our experts for assistance with selecting the perfect option for you.

The company's specialists will advise on the return on your investment and suggest the most profitable housing unit.

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