What’s On announces news about Sweden Island on The Heart Of Europe, part of The World Islands Dubai project, which is visible from space.

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New ground has been broken on the World Islands as one of Dubai’s most ambitious projects edges slowly towards becoming fully operational.

The step forward has come at The Heart Of Europe, a collection of six islands, each inspired by a picturesque European destination and featuring cobbled streets, bustling plazas, and grand architecture. The main island, named Europe, will feature elements of Vienna, Rome, Andalusia, and the Cote d’Azur, while separate islands will take their cues from Monaco, Switzerland and St Petersburg.

But it is on Sweden that today’s announcement focuses with developer Kleindienst Group revealing Phase Two of the project is underway. Eventually, the archipelago will include ten exclusive and modern villas, each with snow sauna rooms.

Official information claims the island will ‘represent a truly Scandinavian way of life’, hosting events such as Midsummer celebrations, Swedish National Day, St Martin’s Day, Walpurgis Eve, Crayfish Party, Saint Lucia and wider appreciations of the country. Villas will resemble ‘the upturned hull of the renowned Viking ships’, and there will also be an authentic floating restaurant, based on Stockholm’s famous Saluhall Market.


“The island will not only be home to the finest Swedish architecture and design, but it will bring the best of Swedish culture and lifestyle to Dubai,” developers said. “We want to ensure people are genuinely able to experience Sweden on The Heart of Europe, through food, music, festivals, traditions and architecture.

In January it was reported the six-island part of the project would cost around Dhs 3.12bn and would be completed by the end of 2016. The standout feature would be an outdoor climate control system that would mimic that found on the continent.

The entire development – all 300 islands – spans approximately nine kilometres in width, seven kilometres in length, and is 4.5 kilometres from the Dubai mainland coast. It is visible from space.