The Palm Jumeirah

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The Palm Jumeirah is lit up by a huge fireworks display to celebrate the opening of the Atlantis hotel in 2008. (ITP Images)
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An aerial shot of the Palm taken earlier this year. Nakheel has strenuously denied reports the island is sinking into the Arabian Gulf. (ITP Images)
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The Atlantis hotel - the jewel on the crown of the Palm Jumeirah. (ITP Images)
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A huge fireworks display marks the opening of the sprawling $1.5bn Atlantis resort. Hollywood stars including Robert De Niro and Charlize Theron attended the party. (ITP Images)
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The branches of the Palm are seen from an airplane. European ground survey firm Fugro NPA Ltd had said that the island is sinking by an average of 5mm a year, and may flood in the future if ocean levels rise. (ITP Images)
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The Palm Monorail, which opened in May 2009. (ITP Images)
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Shaun Lenehan, Head of Environment at Nakheel, said that reports of sinking were 'wholly inaccurate'. (ITP Images)
Wed 09 Dec 2009 02:29 PM GST
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