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TikTok Users Suspicious Of Dubai Islands In Shape Of World Map

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TikTok Users Suspicious Of Dubai Islands In Shape Of World Map

TikTok users have been voicing their suspicions after finding a group of islands in Dubai shaped like the world. The video below contains some strong language:

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Zooming in on the Snapchat map, an audio voiceover can be heard asking: "I saw this on TikTok and didn't believe it but oh my god what the f***?"

The video goes over to the middle East, before closing in on the UAE. Just off the coast of Dubai, a group of islands is shown.

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As the shot moves closer, we see Antarctica and Australia appear on the map. Getting closer, it shows islands named after American states and Canadian provinces.

The voice-over asks: "Should I have seen this? What are they planning?"

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

One person replied: "You should not have seen this! You better pack your bags and try to hide before they come get you. Ditch all electronics because they'll track you."

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Another seemed genuinely concerned, saying: "This is crazy, I went and looked and my stomach fell upside down."

A third was also spiralling, writing: "Would this be the 'what's left over of humanity' or could it be like a safe zone for higher powered people when the world ends? Just a couple of questions."

While others are just sick of everyone's s***, with one user saying: "If this was any sort of conspiracy then why the hell would they bloody label it in Google Maps FFS. Use some common sense."

Yeah, this guy has a point.

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Despite what some might have concluded from the video, the islands aren't anything to do with a plan for a post-apocalyptic colony, they are in fact private islands.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The World Islands, just off the coast of Dubai, are a man made archipelago of islands, which have been named to represent different countries and parts of the world.

The 300 strong group of islands were made from sand which was mainly dredged from the shallow waters around the coast of Dubai, and are one of a few artificial island developments.

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Credit: The World Islands
Credit: The World Islands

It was made by Nakheel Properties, and the whole idea was actually thought up by the ruler of Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. They were built by the same company behind the Palm Jumeirah.

While 60 percent of the islands were sold to private contractors and investors, development has come to a halt, largely due to the fact they are said to be sinking.

Some of them have had work done though, with resorts built on a few, including the Lebanon island, which has all the usual luxury private island activities available.

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Some of the islands have been bought by the Kleindienst Group, who are working on the Heart of Europe project and hoping to recreate the continent.

Various resorts are in the process of being created, all of which are designed to echo various parts of Europe.

The project is due to be completed in 2023.

Côte d'Azur Resort is described as 'a vibrant journey along the French Riviera in the South of France'. Credit: Heart of Europe
Côte d'Azur Resort is described as 'a vibrant journey along the French Riviera in the South of France'. Credit: Heart of Europe
The Floating Lido is an 'Italian underwater vessel resort in Venetian settings'. Credit: Heart of Europe
The Floating Lido is an 'Italian underwater vessel resort in Venetian settings'. Credit: Heart of Europe
The 'Floating Venice' will have gondolas. Credit: Heart of Europe
The 'Floating Venice' will have gondolas. Credit: Heart of Europe
The 'Germany Villas' are equipped with high technology and sustainable features. Credit: Heart of Europe
The 'Germany Villas' are equipped with high technology and sustainable features. Credit: Heart of Europe

The Kleindienst Group wants Europeans to feel at home - so much so that they are going to literally make it rain, and so the company are planning an adjustable climate.

According to the company, the weather on Raining Street will be controlled with a 'downpour, a breeze or moderate rainfall depending on the weather'.

However, in summer 'you could expect a heavy rainfall'.

Josef Kleindienst, chairman of the real estate company said: "With the temperature ranging between 40 to 50 degrees Celsius during summer, people are not going to walk outside. Therefore, we need a technology to create an outdoor climate-controlled area.

The Raining Street - pack your big coat. Credit: Kleindienst Group
The Raining Street - pack your big coat. Credit: Kleindienst Group

"So, we contacted engineers and consultants from the European institute who visited Dubai in 2008 to understand the climate here and conduct their research.

"The technology ensures that as soon as the temperature goes above 27 degrees Celsius on the island, cold water in the form of rain will fall from top of the buildings through concealed pipes."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: World News, Dubai

Amelia Ward
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