Dubai's World Islands are best viewed from above. The artificial archipelago, also known as "The World," consists of 300 private, man-made islands strategically constructed in the shape of a world map.
The islands were completed in 2008, but are mostly unoccupied. Currently only Lebanon Island is in use-- its Royal Island Beach Club hosts private parties and corporate events. Another island features a show home and a heliport.
Despite the fact that the islands aren't in use, they're still fun to look at. Check out photos of the islands via the Instagram blog.