Palm Jumeirah is the largest man made islands in the world. It is true that the Palm Jumeirah is visible even from outerspace which makes it one of the wonders of the world. It is one of the most ambitious and successful engineering projects undertaken by man and is largely responsible for catapulting Dubai into a globally reputed tourist destination. Around the world, the Palm Jumeirah has become a symbol of Dubai's incredible innovation, luxury and ambition. The man-made island stretches into the Arabian Gulf in the shape of a palm tree and consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometre long breakwater. The island’s total area is estimated to be larger than 800 football pitches and is considered the world’s largest artificial island.