The Palm Jumeirah is quite possibly the world’s most extraordinary feat of engineering, architecture and construction.
The tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island is known for glitzy hotels, posh apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants. Food trucks offering snacks makes the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, popular for its views of Dubai coastline and Burj Al Arab. Beach clubs with spas and infinity pools turn into boisterous nightclubs with live DJs in the evening.
Oil will not fuel Dubai’s wealth for long , a message repeatedly reinforced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
And so nearly 20 years ago, HH Sheikh Mohammed decided that Dubai would become one of the world’s best tourist destinations. So that the city is made a more sustainable economic power for generations to come.
Palm Jumeirah is home to some of Dubai’s most luxurious resorts, including Atlantis, The Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the One & Only, The Palm and many more. It is also packed with fantastic dining options worth visiting, such as Nobu and 101 Dining Lounge even if you are not staying in one of the resorts.
The Palm has the best infrastructure with well developed with roads, tunnels and public transport. So it is easy to access the various hotels, restaurants and attractions on the island. You can also use the Palm Monorail that runs to Atlantis.
Sailing around Palm Jumeirah in a yacht or speedboat is also a popular option. There are many private touring companies to choose from. Thrill-seekers can even skydive above the island for a truly unique experience.
Palm Jumeirah has had a constantly changing face. It is home to some of the most expensive properties, hotels and leisure locations.
Construction of the Palm Jumeirah island began in June 2001 and the developers announced handover of the first residential units in 2006. In early October 2007, the Palm Jumeirah had already become the world’s largest artificial island. Also 75% of the properties were ready to hand over, with 500 families already residing on the island.