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CW In Focus | How Dubai's floating homes on The World are built

Construction Week tours Kleindienst Group's site at The World, located 4km off the coastline of Dubai

Located 4km off the coastline of Dubai in the UAE, artificial archipelago The World was unveiled to much aplomb in May 2003, with construction starting later that year.

Dubai-based developer Kleindienst Group is developing six of the 300 islets that make up the project, its development coming in the form of The Heart of Europe.

In this episode of Construction Week In Focus, Jack Ball, senior reporter at Construction Week, outlines his site visit to the iconic project – made up of Germany, the Floating Venice, Sweden, Switzerland, St Petursburg, and Main Europe – earlier this year.

In this latest episode of Construction Week In Focus, they share their thoughts on the severity of single-use plastics waste crisis, offering suggestions on how the industry can make improvements.

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting sectors. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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Construction Week In Focus episodes are published each Sunday and Wednesday. Heavy Metal episodes are published on Mondays, and FM Live updates are presented on Tuesdays. MEP Engineered rounds off the week each Thursday. All videos are published at 4.30pm Dubai time. 

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