Travel National Geographic Documentary Mega Structures Dubai Palm Islands

Published on July 4th, 2011

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Mega Structures: Dubai Palm Island

Mega Structures is a documentary TV series aired at National Geographic Channel. It’s a very informative show that document complicated construction of massive structures and machines. Filmmakers tell the building process from concept to planning then constructing the mega project. Every episode is an educational research of various depth into the structural design, functions, constructions and a variety of several architectures, models, structure design or construction projects, but not traditional construction products. Modern computer animation aid illustrates the science and technology behind the gigantic product of engineering.

Basically Episodes containing interviews with builders, designers, architects and project managers, it also presents the difficulties and problems that take apart for Building Process of these megastructures Projects Like “Palm Island” in Dubai.

MegaStructures documentary primarily focuses on longest, biggest, deepest or tallest architectures and constructions in the world. To the contrary, a project might seem if it associated with an element of uniqueness, creativity or are a world initial one (such as Dubai’s Palm Islands). These kinds of project are named a Megaproject.

If we think visibility but today, we should mention Palm Islands in Dubai. Technically, it requires real-estate project is a group of three artificial islands that will be completed in 10-15 years. The first of them is Jumeirah Palm Island, which can be seen from space, as Arab officials claim. Marketing or not, the Arabs called it the eighth wonder of the world, but a Forbes ranks Seven, to the delight of modern Arab world.

An awe-inspiring engineering feat, Dubai Palm Islands is definitely the largest artificial islands on earth. These Islands are three man made islands in the form of massive palm trees connected to the beaches of Dubai. The first island is the Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali Palm second and the third is the Palm Deira which is the biggest of them all. This artificial archipelago located off the coastline of United Arab Emirates in Persian Gulf.

Dubai islands project was commissioned by Sheikh Mohammed in an effort to maximize beachfront property. Dubai’s palm tree-shaped resort island on land built from the sea will contribute 120 km of beaches. Aside from the construction of the ambitious expansion, there is also the problem of constructing a mini city, which consists of 4,500 high-end residential homes, miles of roads, luxurious hotels and many amenities that will require basic human resources including electricity, safe drinking water and many more. This enormous project will position Dubai as one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

I will tell you why these islands have appeared and that they must satisfy. Dubai is an emirate that open sea about 50 km (an estimate) and the sites required for building projects are on the beach. To view course and especially to “park” in front of the yacht’s property or even assembly.
Well when the beach was not available, and demand persists, the beach had invented. And it appeared artificial islands. Hence so sophisticated forms of the islands: they had to provide a larger opening to the ocean.
This new concept quickly caught on. ‘Only a’ product ‘high-end, the latest wrinkle in the most creative developers metropolis. A new source of land, location of the trick of the planet Earth! The job went, the two islands were settled immediately, with mixed development, spectacular, exorbitant, and finally in Dubai’s specific style … In parallel to the World archipelago started building and other projects are still on the drawing board Nakheel, developer. But crisis compels us to winter a little …

Where is the dream of similar islands: In Lebanon, wants to build a cedar shaped islands, the symbol of this country. Russia wants to try an island / an archipelago in Black in Sochi at the 2014 Olympics, at least that is speaking through the past years. Also in Japan there are several large airports built on artificial islands.

Question: What shape should Dubai build it’s next islands? Spike form? Sickle and hammer? Write your ideas in the comment section below.

Also watch A Dream Hotel in Dubai – Burj Al Arab

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6 Responses to Mega Structures: Dubai Palm Island

  1. twila82 says:

    Saw the documentary on the Discovery channel a few years back, it really is an awsome project.

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  2. Moses Jingo says:

    We who have natural beaches, are "sitting" upon ourselves instead!

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  3. Bookworm says:

    love this !

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  4. rachana says:

    it proves great things start within.

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  5. Nerdy says:

    Sheikh Mohammed oversaw the development of numerous projects in Dubai including the creation of the Palm Islands and the luxury Burj Al Arab. Ima go to the palm islands in Dubai when I'm older.

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  6. Mcgarry Belz says:

    Its not fairly impressive its REALLY REALLY impressive.. this kinda stuff doesnt normaly happen.. i thought the island i was living on was huge.. but it aint? nothing compared to this one!

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