Exploring Dubai’s Empty $13 Billion Man-Made Islands

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The World Islands. A collection of 300 man-made islands built off the coast of Dubai to resemble an outline of the EARTH FROM THE SKY… Yet, after $13 billion was spent to complete them they’ve mostly been sitting there empty... I couldn’t believe this place actually existed.
So as a first stop on my trip I flew to Dubai to understand what happened and what their future holds… What are your thoughts? Amazing or too crazy of an idea?
Thank you to @MyDubai and @VisitDubai for helping us get in touch with the creators of these islands and for letting us go out to see the restricted areas.
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More videos on the World Islands & Dubai
Why Dubai's Man-Made Islands Are Still Empty
Dubai Evolution from 1960 to 2021 Time-lapse

Yes Theory
Yes Theory 15 dagar sedan
Hey there, thank you for watching :) I've really missed making videos consistently so I'm very happy to be back. I'm sure this year has had so many ups and downs for all of you as well so I hope to share some positivity through these stories I've captured. This is the first one out of my trip and I've got plenty more coming your way. Let me know what you think in the comments and I'll see you again soon
William Mironov
William Mironov 2 dagar sedan
I don't wanna dissapoint you buth your not the first guest. One of my stepmoms family members from Kyrgyzstan was in "country Sweden" if I remember it right, it was a long time ago.
Tanvi shah
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darthgufus 4 dagar sedan
I'm a big fan but I don't like how you guys are not wearing a mask. You should be the example of how's going to be traveling for the upcoming months and how we should take care of the countries we visit.
Benny Bennazi
Benny Bennazi 4 dagar sedan
Song at the end?
Annonymous 777
Annonymous 777 55 minuter sedan
They should be party islands tbh
Tabuuz Timme sedan
Talks about being environmentally conscious at the start of the video and then proceeds to advertise the destruction of an entire coastline for the next ten minutes...
Fish Timme sedan
The intense irony of wearing a ‘PEACE SEEKER’ face mask and going to DUBAI on the plane is hilarious.
mohamed ali Shafique Ahmed
mohamed ali Shafique Ahmed 3 timmar sedan
عليكم الان القطر الاتحاد السريعة تحت العرض
mohamed ali Shafique Ahmed
mohamed ali Shafique Ahmed 3 timmar sedan
عليكم الان القطار السريعة هايبر لوب التحت العرض
mohamed ali Shafique Ahmed
mohamed ali Shafique Ahmed 3 timmar sedan
عليكم الان القطار التحت العرض الوقد القريبا
lhj276 3 timmar sedan
What a visionary. Amazing man and amazing work.
Ethel Campbell
Ethel Campbell 4 timmar sedan
This is what people mean when they say someone is “well connected” kids.
Jerrold De Lima
Jerrold De Lima 4 timmar sedan
Love the way they blend modern design with natural materials! The Chairman's on point with those building designs.
S Lupascu
S Lupascu 4 timmar sedan
Money=Freedom Covid19=Prison :(
Wilhelm Lizada
Wilhelm Lizada 4 timmar sedan
The Bamboo villa looks like one of the houses in the Philippines! Loved it!
Mark Houck
Mark Houck 5 timmar sedan
Sounds Like A Rich Persons Real Estate Commercial, Only The Elite (1%) Allowed - More Feel Good But Never Gonna Happen Info-Commercial - "Maybe"
mohamad 6 timmar sedan
Joe Soap
Joe Soap 6 timmar sedan
Dubai, where the technology is in the space age and society is in the dark ages.
J J 7 timmar sedan
godss de guzman
godss de guzman 8 timmar sedan
how much would it cost to buy an island there? i think i am going to buy 2 islands. charaught!
phil mccrakin
phil mccrakin 8 timmar sedan
Whats the party life in Dubai? is there good drugs? Can i buy some top notch escorts
Matthew Rozycki
Matthew Rozycki 11 timmar sedan
How many times can you say what?! in a program. If it was a drinking game I'd be drunk.
Steven Yellow
Steven Yellow 11 timmar sedan
First they think oils the main source energy will last forever ....but now the advanced alternative energy replace oils...and they think all riches people will move to live there...and reality abandon and empty
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 9 timmar sedan
Yoo at 13:03 onwards it looks like he’s animated or in gta😂
Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish 11 timmar sedan
I guarantee you those islands are used to hide the exhaust that the Arabians are creating in their tests to take Dubai to the moon
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 9 timmar sedan
i love his laugh
Ramen Cat
Ramen Cat 15 timmar sedan
eleven seven
eleven seven 15 timmar sedan
👌Seek Discomfort - environment conscious? Are you traveling by bikes, steam trains and sail boats? 😄
محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم
محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم 16 timmar sedan
بكرا اهم حلقه ماتفهمها الا اذا شفت هذا المقطع ... انشره بطريقك ❤️ seshow.info/watch/fIOjJuKZt4A/video.html seshow.info/watch/fIOjJuKZt4A/video.html seshow.info/watch/fIOjJuKZt4A/video.html
Dan Garrity
Dan Garrity 16 timmar sedan
Yo Thomas's new hair doo be kinda fire
JoyRis Channel
JoyRis Channel 17 timmar sedan
Love watching your videos, Lucky to see where I work before (THOE), keep safe and God bless always!
hardino0311 17 timmar sedan
Great ambition
František Vávra
František Vávra 17 timmar sedan
can you please be polite and wear a fucking mask like those other people do?
sipam440 18 timmar sedan
This is so cool
Gleison 20 timmar sedan
Kindly wear your face mask at all times. Please promote wearing of masks even outside.
Khaled a
Khaled a 20 timmar sedan
Very beautiful
Mohammad Bekdash
Mohammad Bekdash 20 timmar sedan
Eyyy lebanon island🇱🇧🇱🇧
Kobe Mayberry
Kobe Mayberry 21 timme sedan
You know your the shit when a TSA officer breaks character😂
Pegge Merking
Pegge Merking 21 timme sedan
Well, this looks like this just might turn out to be the brand new next greatest destination place all will want to visit. Well all the the money to visit!!!!
mehrdad rastgaran
mehrdad rastgaran 22 timmar sedan
Emiratis are happy to build because it makes em feel important as they were just a sleepy fishing village till recent past. Whether there ll be enough return on investment or how much demand there is is besides the point.
ISellTurbos 23 timmar sedan
I learned this in school a rich guy owns them
Bing Bong
Bing Bong 23 timmar sedan
Yoo at 13:03 onwards it looks like he’s animated or in gta😂
robert bond
robert bond Dag sedan
This is not exactly what I would call this time " ... seeking discomfort ... " LOL
MhK _i
MhK _i Dag sedan
Bro I live in dubai. Did you liked the place ?
Jordy oost
Jordy oost Dag sedan
in the netherlands they did the same thing, build a manmade island in 1986 called vlevoland. they aint the first onces.
jacke benson
jacke benson Dag sedan
اقرأ شهادتي اسمي مايرا سلافونسكينم. أخبرتني والدتي أنها كانت تتصفح الإنترنت ووجدت نشرة قرض خوسيه لويس التي تقول إن شركة القروض الخاصة بها تمنح عامة الناس قرضًا بسعر فائدة منخفض جدًا. لذلك تواصلت مع الشركة عبر بريدها الإلكتروني: (joseluisloans@gmail.com) وهو المنشور الذي شاهدته أنا وأمي تقدمت بطلب للحصول على قرض بقيمة 8000 يورو لمدة عامين. ردت علي الشركة وأرسلت إليّ جميع شروط شركتها التي قرأتها ووافقت عليها. بعد الموافقة على طلب القرض الخاص بي ، تلقيت إخطارًا من المصرف الذي أتعامل معه يفيد بأن حسابي المصرفي ، الذي ذكرت أنه قد تم دفعه ، يبلغ 8000 يورو. انتهيت من سداد القرض في 18 ديسمبر ثم قررت أن أطلب مبلغًا قدره 32000 يورو لبدء عملي الخاص ، والذي تلقيته في بنكي لذا ، أود أن أغتنم هذه الفرصة لإرسال رسالة إلى كل شخص يبحث عن مقرض خاص موثوق به على الإنترنت للتقدم بطلب للحصول على قروض aJose luis عبر البريد الإلكتروني: joseluisloans@gmail.com ، رقم الهاتف: +13075431042 يمكنك أيضًا الاتصال بهم على Whatsapp: +13075431042 يمكنك أيضًا الاتصال بي إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مساعدتي أو تريد أن تسألني أسئلة حول كيفية حصولي على القرض. ها هو بريدي الإلكتروني: (mairaivo250@gmail.com]
Joel Alm
Joel Alm Dag sedan
Always amazed at what Dubi does. Solar panels on buildings. Using the most modern tecknowledgy available to make life better. Its a shame the rest of the world still clings onto the current way of life not advancing to reduce climate change. Lowering the carbon foot print we leave living on this planet. Money wasted burning fossil fuels drilling taking away this planet on a daily basis. They utilize trash by making methane gas. Little is discarded not recycled. A lot to learn and follow doing what they have done. Joel
kingsamoflange Dag sedan
Seeked discomfort. Found comfort.
I like this channel so much value !!! THANKS A LOT ... I also try to create content just like this, please check out and support me :) show some love for beginners :D (SELMAN KORGAN
Mahdi Chavoushi
Mahdi Chavoushi Dag sedan
Thanks IRAN to keep the Persian Gulf secure, yet .
Tech world
Tech world Dag sedan
Hey there my name is David from Kenya would you love to help me make a software I really want to have that positive impact in our community thank you for reading this
Lamar Thomas
Lamar Thomas Dag sedan
Thank you so much for this video it was truly amazing I just describe to your Channel looking forward to Great content keep up the good work...
AlphaLVD !?
AlphaLVD !? Dag sedan
I live in Dubai
Jason Salt
Jason Salt Dag sedan
Wow! Amazing!
Monkey Media
Monkey Media Dag sedan
Really good video and looking good video for researching
Roffe ros
Roffe ros Dag sedan
Environmental the American way, airplane , mini helicopter, powerboat. Yeah!
Sonya Stephens
Sonya Stephens Dag sedan
Very cool
Sanish Maharjan
Sanish Maharjan Dag sedan
Agartha lartey
Agartha lartey Dag sedan
Please Add Ricky to the yes theory team.
Ed Dag sedan
Dredging the ocean to create a "man made" island seems like a environmental nightmare. But I guess if you have the money and influence, nobody will care.
Anand Prakash
Anand Prakash Dag sedan
Happy to see the Asian guys😃
Sharon Sims
Sharon Sims Dag sedan
Wow , it's beautiful
TheGreatWent1 Dag sedan
dubai is bankrupt
AccidentalBroadcast Dag sedan
You wanna truly "seek discomfort"?, Google 'Fall Cabal'. you're welcome
AccidentalBroadcast Dag sedan
To all you looney lefties that subscribe to this being a utopia... its just capitalism. Good ol, healthy capitalism. Any idea what these islands would look like in a socialist world? Nothing.. They wouldn't exist. Wake up sheeple
adam otf sechler
adam otf sechler Dag sedan
But airtravel is one of the worst things a human can do, while saying they care about positivity and sustainability. Your schwag is also not Eco-conscious at all. I know all this because I'm a leader of sustainability. Your kind are a main part of the problem, you don't understand reality. Boy howdy what you could do for humanity and planet if you really wanted to
Canadian film and entertainment
Canadian film and entertainment Dag sedan
Dubai looks awesome paradise
SlotBabe Dag sedan
So gorgeous! Love your videos Yes Theory!
Roger Patterson
Roger Patterson Dag sedan
Got a bit sick of seeing your face.
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Dag sedan
Thomas: “I have the whole villa to myself, with no supervision.” Also Thomas: Filming everything he is does.
Bryan Rose
Bryan Rose Dag sedan
Is there cell service out there?
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Dag sedan
level. Total geniuses.
Joe R
Joe R Dag sedan
So how can I get to go to the world islands the way he went there for the night?
Open your eyes
Open your eyes Dag sedan
Don’t wear so much bling jewellery. Collectively the mining for that metal is destroying the earth. Please don’t be a hypocrite.
TehTheFace 6 timmar sedan
Should he wear a plastic necklace to make you happy?
Doom Guy
Doom Guy Dag sedan
They should make a couple of the islands airport milsim so people can do some iwo jima type games
ZFrog Dag sedan
Why aren't you wearing a mask?
Leo Santiago
Leo Santiago Dag sedan
Been there several times. Dubai is a modern and open city in the Arab world. Very nice place and diverse people. Great for your "bucket list". May Allah bless UAE always!
jorj 69
jorj 69 Dag sedan
I wish luck for the owner
Team A
Team A Dag sedan
love the douchbag!
Young banana Gavin
Young banana Gavin Dag sedan
One tsunami
Simon Jones
Simon Jones Dag sedan
pyrolocys recycling is the way forward to finally dealing with plastic forever
SnakeVenom05 Dag sedan
When SEshow comments on the video you know its good
David Guzman Ramos
David Guzman Ramos Dag sedan
Your videos and the message in them are so inspiring, I watch one or two videos every Sunday for inspiring my week. In this one for example, you show the great life you created for yourselves, with amazing contacts in amazing places and also amazing people, as the chairman in this video, that for me is a genius. I love the way that you (all of you Yes Theory crew) are so humble besides the fact that you have an amazing life (that you created by yourselves and in the way you dreamt). Its so inspiring, as soon as I get some success on my businesses I´ll create a Yes Theory channel, also to inspire others, for reconnecting people and make them do things out of their confort zone. Love you Yes Theory!
Freda Martin
Freda Martin Dag sedan
how did they bring all building materials to the island, by boat? no they tied them on the back of the workers... avoiding asking stup!d questions might be a good start.
TendedTadpole2 Paparazzi
TendedTadpole2 Paparazzi Dag sedan
Nobody: Minecraft earth servers with a scale of 1:1000: (Like if you understand)
yusef hammoud
yusef hammoud Dag sedan
What happens when the sand decays ?
The Asian Beast
The Asian Beast Dag sedan
D Andre
D Andre Dag sedan
Creator of the Islands: "Nobody ever tried to build such islands" Yeah... because it is a total waste of time, money, resources and the islands will be gone with the rising ocean level. Total geniuses.
TheGreatDula Dag sedan
@Sebastian MARCIANO people like him will never amount to anything in life with that kind of outlook and attitude lol
Sebastian MARCIANO
Sebastian MARCIANO Dag sedan
Do you think the sea will rise tomorrow ?! 63 islands are already sold. I see this as a win.
Bee Vocal Choir
Bee Vocal Choir Dag sedan
Thomas does the most amazing videos 👌
Misty Rivers
Misty Rivers Dag sedan
Its beautiful but its a fake island and it may affect the natural environment of the SEA
Pepins Spot
Pepins Spot Dag sedan
The use of mask is patchy at best. That's how the virus infections is accelerating.
Gerhard Nagl
Gerhard Nagl Dag sedan
So what is the name of the chairman you met?
Mud Gaming
Mud Gaming Dag sedan
Question 1. How do they get electric. Question 2. How did they get the sand to stay
Naamy19X9 Dag sedan
This was way cooler than I anticipated. Second video i've watched about these islands but the 1st one was very impersonal and not as detailed. Quite cool.
Your Mother’s Lover
Your Mother’s Lover Dag sedan
You look like Joey graceffa’s straight bro
Big Street Food
Big Street Food 2 dagar sedan
♥️Thank you so much this is awesome 👏 👍 Anyone readings this comment please support us, thank you♥️✊
joel kodjoua
joel kodjoua 2 dagar sedan
you can watch my vlog in Egypt by using the link below seshow.info/watch/mMYOcQqVVuM/video.html
Emil Drtikul
Emil Drtikul 2 dagar sedan
Ads are getting smarter.
Itz Witz
Itz Witz 2 dagar sedan
Bishop Comeau
Bishop Comeau 2 dagar sedan
Ahhhh buddy throw over Toronto
Fabian Kaczmarczyk
Fabian Kaczmarczyk 2 dagar sedan
Its like a hunger games map so by the end of the pandemic 1 person from each country gets a Island and they fight eachothet
YannickFilms 2 dagar sedan
What an awesome project! I'm so interested to see it evolve now that I know about it! :D
Zam Adventure
Zam Adventure 2 dagar sedan
seshow.info/watch/5vheEp5Nlr8/video.html Amazing videos from Australia - subscribe for more 👌
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Hana uwu
Hana uwu 2 dagar sedan
as a person who lived in dubai for my entire life, yalls comments and assumptions are hilarious BYE
Stone Cold Crazy
Stone Cold Crazy 2 dagar sedan
Why don't you spit some facts on the reality of Dubai?
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