The Palm Jumeirah
A man-made island that's one of the most audacious engineering projects ever undertaken
Palm Jumeirah, artificial offshore islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From the air, the archipelago resembles a stylized palm tree within a circle. Palm Jumeirah was built
The broad trunk, connected to the mainland by a bridge, serves as the entrance to the development. The crescent is a breakwater that nearly surrounds the other sectors. At least 1,380 acres of new land were created in all, within an area about 5.0 km in diameter.
Construction resources involved:
5.5 million cubic meters of rock brought from over 16 quarries in Dubai.
94 million cubic meters of sand brought from deep sea beds 6 nautical miles from the coast of Dubai.
210 million cubic meters of rock, sand and limestone