Dubai Islands by Nakheel is easily the single most existing project announcement Dubai has seen since the release of Emaar Beachfront.

A mixed-use project of epic proportions, Dubai Islands (previously known as Deira Islands) will be home to over 80 resorts and hotels and some 30,000+ luxury residences. The project will also feature 2 sqkm of parks and open spaces, plus premium golf courses overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the stunning Downtown Dubai Skyline.

The entire development will feature a total of 5 separate and very distinct islands consisting of; Central Island, Shore Island, Golf Island, Marina Island, and Elite Island. Combined the five islands stretch across an expanse of 17 sq km and bring with them an addition of over 50km of pristine coastline. Each island will have its own unique feel, design, and offerings.  On offer will be innovative living experiences, cultural hubs, recreational beaches, and clubs, all in one convenient location within easy access of the city, airport, and beyond.

Once completed the island will be home to over 30,000 residential homes and 9 marinas making this well and truly one of the most exclusive addresses in Dubai.




Community:Dubai Islands
Property Types:Aprtments, Townhouses, Villas and Mansions
Dvelopment Size:17 sq km
Number of Units:30,000+
Bedrooms:1 to 8+
Starting Price:TBA




Fun Fact:

The Dubai Island project was previously known as “Deira Islands” before undergoing a name change as part of the Nakheel 2022 rebrand.


  • An island paradise offering over 21km of pristine beach for the residents and visitors to enjoy
  • Home to six new marinas able to accommodate 614 boats and yachts up to 60 metres in length
  • Set to house a total of 86 luxury hotels and resorts along with a long list of entertainment venues
  • Home to 5 different Island experiences offering everything from cultural experiences to endless retail, dining, and entertainment options
  • The destination boasts almost two kilometres of parks, open spaces, and premium golf courses overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline



Dubai Islands is poised to offer a diverse array of residential property types, encompassing apartments, townhouses, villas, and luxury mansions. These properties are set to be developed by Nakheel Properties, along with a selection of Dubai’s premier developers.

This variety ensures that Dubai Islands will cater to a wide range of preferences and lifestyles. Due to the sheer scale of the developments projects will be released in planned phases ensuring that any ongoing development has little to no impact on already completed prjoects.





Positions along Dubai’s northern coastline, at the mouth of Dubai Creek, the islands are easily accessible from the mainland via both land and sea. Linking the islands to the mainland will be simply spectacular and architecturally designed Infinity Bridge.

Connectivity within the islands will be just as straightforward with an array of well-connected bridges along with seamless waterfront access for cruises and water transportation.

Location Highlights:

  • 27 Minutes to Downtown Dubai
  • 21 Minutes to Dubai International Airport
  • 34 Minutes to Dubai Creek Harbour

Transport and Connectivity

Dubai Islands Location Map


The master developer behind the entire Dubai Islands project is none other than Nakheel. A  state-owned real estate developer Nakheel is known for some of Dubai’s most iconic projects that have transformed the city as we know it today. First Established in 2001, Nakheel has played a pivotal role in shaping Dubai’s urban landscape and creating some of Dubai’s most in-demand communities.

The company’s impressive portfolio includes a wide range of properties ranging from high-end residential communities to commercial centers, hotels, and retail destinations. While responsible for some of Dubai’s most well-known landmarks Nakheel is by far and away most famous for being the developer behind the Palm Jumeirah.  Shaped like a palm tree, the Palm is the world’s biggest man-made islands and one of Dubai’s and if not the world’s most famous communities.

Other notable and more conventional projects by Nakheel include family-friendly communities such as Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Village Circle, and Jumeirah Park. Along with Dubai Islands, its other new major project is the highly anticipated Palm Jebel Ali. 


Dubai Islands Master Plan



With its premium location, Dubai Islands by Nakheel stands as a source of abundant investment opportunities. This prestigious development offers investors a unique chance to enter the market in the early stages, positioning them to capitalize on the anticipated increase in property values as the project matures and expands.

Dubai Islands by Nakheel – FAQ’s

Who is the developer behind Dubai Islands?

The master developer of Dubai Islands is Nakheel. It is expected however that other private developers will be able to purchase land and build their own projects within Dubai Islands.

What is Dubai Islands?

Dubai Islands, formerly knowns as (Deira Islands) is a group of five islands off the coast of Deira, Dubai. Its a master project by Nakheel and once complete will cover an area of 17 sq km.

What type of properties are there at Dubai Islands?

Property types expected at Dubai Islands include luxury apartments, townhouses, villas and mansions.

What is the project completion date?

The five islands will be developed in stages and over a prolonged period of time. As is the case with most well-planned communities development will be completed appropriately to ensure little to no disruption to residents.

What recreational activities will there be on Dubai Islands by Nakheel?

Recreational activities on Dubai Islands by Nakheel are set to include water sports, beach activities, golf, shopping at Souk Al Marfa, and visiting the numerous luxury hotels and resorts.

How big is the Dubai Islands project?

The Dubai Islands project covers 17sqkm across five interconnected islands.

What is number of hotel at Dubai Islands?

The number of hotels at Dubai Isalnds is set to exceed 80. These will feature some of the world’s biggest and most renowned brands.