The World, in this case, is an exclusive island destination off the coast of Dubai as shown in the photos below:
The islands were intended as the ultimate luxury possession, even for Dubai and now they are sinking back into the sea.
The islands were to be developed with tailor-made hotel complexes and luxury villas, and sold to millionaires.
They are off the coast of Dubai and accessible by yacht or motor boat.
Now their sands are eroding and the navigational channels between them are silting up.
What can they expect when the islands were nothing more than piles of sand to begin with.
A Bible verse comes to mind - Matthew 7:26-27.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.