The making of Palm Deira

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An artist's impression of the Palm Deira at the Nakheel Palm Deira site office. The development will be a massive 42.2 square metres once complete - larger than Manhattan. (ITP Images)
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A close up of a model of the Palm Deira at the site office shows the bridges that will link the development to the mainland. (ITP Images)
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A shot of one of the many marinas that will feature on the Palm Deira. Executives have said marinas will be a key part of the development due to the current shortage in Dubai. (ITP Images)
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The shot shows some of the Palm Deira's road network. Nakheel has stressed developing adequate infrastructure to handle the 1.3 million people that will eventually inhabit the islands is of paramount importance. (ITP Images)
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Construction on Deira Island (DI) Front is already underway. The development is made up of the palm and five islands at its base. DI Front is the current focus of development and the first plots on the island will go on sale in November. (ITP Images)
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Diggers move rubble from one of the many construction sites on DI Front. The island will include residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. Construction of the first development is set to start early next year. (ITP Images)
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A crane lifts a concrete slap into place. (ITP Images)
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