There are quite a lot of artificial islands being built around the world. For example, last year we had a look at the islands that China is building in the Spratleys. Today we are looking at artificial islands in the Persian Gulf, where shallow seas and oil wealth create perfect conditions. In a later post we will have a look at artificial islands in other parts of the world.
We start with Bahrain, a small island nation that clearly feels the need to expand:
Amwaj Islands and Diyar Al Muharraq, Bahrain.
Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain.
Reef Island, Bahrain.
Next is the UAE, which is sprouting islands all along its coast:
The Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
The World, Dubai.
Then we have Qatar whose capital Doha is spreading into the ocean:
The Pearl, Qatar.
To find the above locations in Google Earth download this KML file.