One of the most interesting things that the Emiratis love to do is to make their own islands using intensive land reclamation methods. The Palm Jumeirah is one such artificial archipelago that was created at the edge of the Persian Gulf. It sits right next to another artificial archipelago, the World Islands. The Palm Jumeirah is further divided into several islands known as the Palm Islands. These islands will expand Dubai's shoreline by a range of 520 km once completed. Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeriah, and Palm Deira are islands that you can go to, and each offers a different day adventure. There are hotels on each of these islands as well, which means you can stay here if you fancy.