The manmade islands that comprise The World development in Dubai are not sinking anymore than was intended, an official statement from master developer Nakheel said on Wednesday.

'Speculative reports suggesting that The World islands are sinking are wholly inaccurate,' the statement said, adding that a technique called vibro-compaction was to blame for any loss of altitude.

'The islands were finished some years ago and there has been no subsidence since.'

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