The concept of a Michael Jackson Island in Dubai resides in the imagination of 3 individuals. But imagination they do have:
In the first of the entries entitles "The Jackson islands", the islands are made up around the lines of Michael Jackson's face, with artificial hills, and renaming The World islands as We are the World Islands. Nice.
The second entry build upon having Michael Jackson as an island but instead of personifying his face, this looks to make his iconic dance move into an island. Not the moonwalk, not the balancing at 45 degrees, but the stand on your tippy toes made famous in the Billy Jean Video and the legendary Motown 25 performance. Interesting.
The third entry takes it to a whole new level. Building on the previous entry of creating the Michael Jackson dance move, this one comes off the top of Palm Jumeirah. There is an area called The Moonwalk where all the yachts can dock. From there is the PYT Promenade, a New Neverland amusement park surrounded by a wildlife preserve called Bubbles Jungle! There's Pepsi New Generation Town and to top it all off the whiter than white sands of Vitiligo Beach. Oh and to get across the island there is the Speed Demon Monorail which will take you between the Thriller Pavillion showcasing his work.
Could it really be true? Or is this just made up for the press? Actually it's the Michael Jackson Monument Design Competition where these three entries from many relate to the former late great King of Pop. What's interesting is that the three entries were from individuals not related to the Dubai, the UAE or the Gulf. They were in fact from Vienna, New York and Louisville. What does that say for Dubai? It says that Dubai's stamp on the world map is that crazy things could happen - where the impossible is possible. Could the Michael Jackon Island be built? Perhaps? And if it were to be built, where would it be built? Dubai. Will it be built? No. As I said, it's in the imagination of 3 people. Shamone! Hee Hee.Michael Jackson to live forever as an island in DubaiMichael Jackson Monument Design Competition - Live Forever
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