10 Most Incredible Artificial Islands


10 Most Incredible Artificial Islands

An artificial island is simply an island made by man other than nature. Naturally islands are formed, but an artificial island is created by man by expanding existing islets, construction on existing reefs, or amalgamating several natural islets into a bigger island.


BeautyHealthLifestyles bring you 10 of the most incredible artificial islands, in the world.

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai-Artificial islands
  1. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

This artificial island was created using land reclamation. It is the smallest and original of the three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira), which extends into the Persian Gulf thus; increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometers (320 mi).

This artificial wonder is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  1. The World (World Islands), Dubai

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This incredible island is located in Dubai and consists of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4.0 kilometers (2.5 mi) off the coast.

The island is composed mainly of dredged sand from the Dubai’s shallow coastal waters. The project was conceived by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and its development costs were estimated at $14 Billion.

  1. Port Island, Japan

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Constructed between 1966 and 1981, Port Island is an artificial island located in Chuo-ku, Kobe China. It was officially opened with an exposition called “Port Pier ’81.”

Presently, it can boast of housing heliport, numerous hotels, a large convention center, the UCC Coffee Museum, Japan’s 3rd IKEA store, and several parks.

  1. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong-artificial islands

This island is not just an island, but equally the busiest cargo gateway. With operational activities which started since 1998, the main airport in Hong Kong is located on the artificial island of Chek Lap Kok.

In addition, it is also one of the world’s busiest passenger airports.

  1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai

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Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.


The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as “the world’s only 7-Star hotel”, its star rating is disputed.

  1. The Venetian Islands, Florida, United States

The Venetian Islands, Florida, United States-artificial islands

Miami has one of the best climate in the world, so it is no surprise for the city to host one of the most incredible islands in the world.

Venetian Islands are artificial islands in the city of Miami, which consists of 6 inhabited islands and another uninhabited island used for picnic. They are connected by bridges from the Miami mainland to the Miami Beach.

  1. The Pearl, Qatar

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Located 350 meters from Doha shoreline, this is an artificial island spanning nearly four million square meters. It is the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. As of spring 2012, there are more than 5,000 residents in this island.

Once fully completed, The Pearl will create over 32 kilometers of new coastline, for use as a residential estate with an expected 15,000 dwellings and 45,000 residents by 2015. The current cost estimation of the entire project is $15 billion.

  1. Kansai International Airport, Japan

Kansai International Airport, Japan-artificial islands

Just like the Hong Kong International Airport, the Kansai is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, Japan.

The airport is off the Honshu shore and was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano

  1. Amwaj Islands, Bahrain

Amwaj Islands, Bahrain-artificial islands

A group of artificial islands located in the northeast of Bahrain and covers roughly 2 790 000 m² (30 million square feet). The Amwaj Islands were reclaimed from the relatively shallow seas to the northeast of Muharraq Island, which is the northernmost island in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Islands contain residential, commercial and hotel and retail buildings, as well as a 240 m diameter circular marina.

  1. Balboa Island, California, United States

Balboa Island, California, United States-artificial islands

A chain of three artificial islands in Newport Harbor: Balboa Island, Little Balboa Island and Collins Island.

The Balboa Island community is joined to the mainland by a bridge and ferryboats



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