Need an island, but can't find one to buy? Why not build one? That appears to be the philosophy behind islands being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in the shape of palm trees crowned with crescents. This image shows one (25° 7'2.64"N, 55° 7'59.28"E) ([[xref:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=25%C2%B0+7%272.64%22N,+55%C2%B0+7%2759.28%22E&sll=41.891035,12.492441&sspn=0.008977,0.01929&gl=us&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16|see it in Google Maps]]) of three identical Palm Islands being built from an estimated [[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Islands|500,000 cubic meters of rock and sand]]. Google Earth offers a unique way to explore this island, serving up a high-resolution map where you can wander the island's 100 luxury hotels, water parks, and lavish homes.