$5 billion Dubai megaresort rises from The World

Four kilometers far from the Dubai starts Europe. Surely it is the version of Europe in Dubai megaresort.

It is man-made islands styled after a mix of European countries and cities. When finished this $5 billion megaproject will be able to accommodate 16,000 tourists in the height of travel luxury.

But the sun always shines in this Europe, ocean is warm with always keeping white sands. There’s Venice and St Petersburg, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and more. And, if you have the money, it could be yours for a vacation or a lifetime.

It’s the latest part in Dubai giant construction called The Heart of Europe. It is the most eyebrow-raising — enterprises: The World.

Construction works began in 2003. A huge archipelago of 300 artificial islands in the shape of a world map, it was pitched as a playground for the rich and famous.

To make the islands, 34 billion tonnes of large rocks and 320 million cubic meters of sand were deposited in the sea. Even though astronauts were able to track construction progress from space.

The Heart of Europe covers 13 hotels and resorts and more than 4,000 holiday homes. the complex spans six million square feet and will be able to accommodate up to 16,000 people at any one time, says Kleindienst, the developers behind The Heart of Europe. Handover of properties begins this year and will be completed in 2020. Chairman Josef Kleindienst said The Heart of Europe aims to be a “staycation” destination. “We want to be such a place where people from Dubai and from the UAE are attracted to spend their own vacation here in their own country,” he told CNN. Although he added “we want to attract tourists from all over the place.”