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The World Is Your Oyster

New York for Sale

While you have long since annointed yourself the (Unofficial) King of New York, allow us to present a golden opportunity to put your money where your mouth is. New York is officially for sale—in Dubai.

Situated 2.5 miles off the sunny coast of Dubai, "The World" is a new real estate development consisting of 300 man-made islands carved and clustered to resemble the map of the world. Varying in size from five to 20 acres, and with 50 to 100 meters of water separating each island, The World covers just over 20 square miles. While this may sound like an evil lair cooked up by a Bond villain to practice global domination, The World is in fact very real, and very available for public purchase.

Ranging in price from $7 million to $35 million, the islands certainly don't come cheap. Rumor has it that Rod Stewart threw down $30 million for Great Britain, and that Al Pacino has his eye on one too (we're guessing Italy). Most of the islands will be snapped up by developers, but select buyers will have the opportunity to plunk down some serious coin to sit on a gilded throne in their own little corner of The World.

Your kingdom awaits.

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