TikTok users are freaking out after discovering the 'world islands' in Dubai

Hundreds of TikTok users are freaking out after discovering a “creepy” location

they previously knew nothing about.

The online “conspiracy” began

with a user named Alysia Thomas.

In a video from April, Thomas uses

Snapchat’s Snapmap feature to explore

the globe, before zooming in on Dubai.

The TikToker was shocked to find that,

just off the city’s coast, there’s a group

of islands shaped exactly like a world map.

Of course, there’s a perfectly good explanation for her “creepy” findings.

The World Islands, constructed starting

in 2003, is a collection of more than

300 private luxury islands.

Each island is totally artificial and

can sell for anywhere between

$7 million and $1.8 billion

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