Nakheel has sold 70% of the islands that make up The World, a group of reclaimed islands in the shape of a world map located about 4km from Dubai’s shoreline.

The company has also grouped together at least 20 islands in the North American region of the project to create one island for its own development.

Reclamation work on all 300 islands that originally made up the development was completed in January this year, by which time at least half of them had been sold.

The National