The three Dubai Palms - The Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira - are three artificial islands built on the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ruler of Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, promoted the project to increase tourism in Dubai. The Palm Jumeirah was the first island to be launched and has been labeled as the eighth wonder of the world. There has been a great deal of interest from international investors for property on the Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira. The man-made islands are being constructed by Nakheel Properties. These islands have been formed from sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf. All three islands are built in the shape of a palm tree consisting of a trunk and a crown with fronds surrounded by water-breakers of crescent shaped islands. Luxury hotels, beach villas, apartments overlooking the beach, water theme parks, cafes, restaurants, shops, shopping malls, sports centres and health spas will be located on the three palm islands.