IN PICS: The region's biggest developments

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PROPERTY GALLERY: The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands in the shape of a world map off the coast of Dubai, UAE. Its size is indicative of the level of property development underway in the GCC right now.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: The smallest of Dubai's three famed palm projects, the Palm Jumeirah will still add around 520 kilometres to the emirate's coastline.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: The second-largest of master developer Nakheel's reclaimed land projects, the Palm Jebel Ali is set to be 50% larger than Palm Jumeirah apon completion.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: When complete, the Palm Deira will be the world's largest man-made island and will house more than one million people.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: Not to be outdone, Qatar has begun work on a multi-billion dollar artificial island project of its own, the Pearl, spanning nearly 4-million square meters.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: Madinat Al-Hareer ('City of Silk'), is a proposed 250 square kilometer planned urban area in, Kuwait, just opposite Kuwait City which, upon construction, would include the Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir, the world's tallest structure.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: Owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed, Kingdom Tower is the centrepiece of the bustling capital, Riyadh.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: Of all the developments in the GCC, by far the largest is Saudi's King Abdullah Economic City, slated to cost around $120 billion.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: Bahrain is the latest to undertake a reclaimed land project with its Al Durat development. The project will be made up of fifteen interconnected islands.
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PROPERTY GALLERY: In addition to the many planned tourist attractions in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi has also seen robust property development growth. Seen here, the Dolphin Towers of Al Raha Beach.