It may very well be that Real Madrid's island resort in the UAE will not be up and running until the year 2015 at the earliest, but this does not mean that one cannot feast their eyes on this series of pictures showing how the facility will eventually look like.
Rumor has it that final costs for this recreational area will amount to $1 billion (€0.78 billion), but this seems like a very small price to pay given the fact that visitors to this island will be given the opportunity to choose whether they wish to reside in luxury hotels or equally luxurious villas.
Moreover, football fans will get to admire a 10,000-seat ocean-side football stadium and a museum presenting this team's history.
However, one question remains: given the fact that this resort is to be built on an artificially created island, how will this affect surrounding marine ecosystems?
Just for the record, previous studies concerning the environmental impact of Dubai's palm-tree shaped islands argued that these artificial landscapes had pretty much destroyed most of wildlife found in their proximity.