On the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the world's largest artificial islands are under construction. These include Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Deira Islands, and The World islands.

Dubai is the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates.

The city is a favorite destination among wealthy tourists, and the islands were constructed in order to create more coastal real estate.

Creation of the islands began in 2001, but so far only the Palm Jumeirah has been completed. With land area of over 1,380 acres (5.6 square kilometers / 2.2 square miles), the Palm Jumeirah is currently the largest artificial island in the world. 

These are not the only examples of innovative land reclamation in the UAE. Other major projects in Dubai include Bluewaters Island (home of the Dubai Eye, the world's largest observation wheel), and the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (a world-famous luxury hotel that was built on its own artificial island).

According to geology