A Whole New World


The World looks like quite a place. And, they have one heck of a story to back it up...

The World' in Dubai rises up as sand reclamation reaches 55 percent

Rising out of the Arabian Gulf with incredible speed, 'The World' has quickly taken shape with up to 10 dredgers working daily. The scale of the logistics operation is immense: more than three million cubic metres of sand is moved every week, which amounts to more than 181 million cubic meters of sand deposited to date. A fleet of up to 14 barges transports rock to the site, with more than 5.5 million tons of rock placed to date. When completed, 'The World' comprises some 321 million cubic metres of sand and 31 million metric tons of rock.