Thursday, July 20, 2017

Palm Island an Amazing Artificial Islands in Dubai


These days techonology growing fast. People work hard to make new invention make something impossible became possible. One of their amazing masterpieces is build an artificial islands in Dubai. Since the 1980s, Dubai has exploded to the forefront of global business and tourism. The ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, pursues development as a way to eliminate the emirate's reliance on dwindling oil supplies.

Dubai is the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the second largest emirate by territorial size after the capital, Abu Dhabi. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Part of the planned Palm Islands, a cluster of "manufactured" islands in the United Arab Emirates, Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago designed in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 6.8 mile-long breakwater. It's one of Dubai's mega-projects.

Actually I have just watched megastructure about how to The Palm Islands are artificial peninsulas constructed of sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf. This islands was build by the Belgian company Jan De Nul and the Dutch company Van Oord. The sand is sprayed by the dredging ships, which are guided by DGPS, onto the required area in a process known as rain-bowing because of the arcs in the air when the sand is sprayed. The outer edge of each Palm's encircling crescent is a large rock breakwater. The breakwater of the Palm Jumeirah has over seven million tons of rock. Each rock was placed individually by a crane, signed off by a diver and given a GPS coordinate. The Palm was created using 7 million tons of rock, according to its developer Nakheel. The island also includes a curved breakwater using natural rock, intended to encourage the creation of a natural reef and provide habitats for sea life.The Jan De Nul Group started working on the Palm Jebel Ali in 2002 and had finished by the end of 2006. The reclamation project for the Palm Jebel Ali includes the creation of a four-kilometre-long peninsula, protected by a 200-metre-wide, seventeen - kilometre long circular breakwater. 210,000,000 m3 of rock, sand and limestone were reclaimed (partly originating from the Jebel Ali Entrance Channel dredging works). There are approximately 10,000,000 cubic metres of rocks in the slope protection works.

Once complete, this islands are known for their own beauty. The island will have hotel rooms and homes for 65,000 people, according to Guardian and is now the home of the luxury resort Palm Atlantis Hotel.

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