Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Palm Jumeirah also known as the 8th wonder of the world is a man-made artificial archipelago located off the coastal area of Jumeirah Beach Dubai. The islands are created by using land reclamation technique in the Persian Gulf. The beautiful archipelago is shaped like a palm tree with 17 branches which are in round crescent shape. This project is a part of three Palm Islands, the other two are Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira.
Palm Jumeirah is also a premier coastal estate in Dubai. The area features a perfect beach line with a series of ultra-luxurious residential villas, apartments and townhouses. Palm Jumeirah offers a first-class lifestyle and luxury beachfront housing in Dubai. The residents enjoy comfort and serenity with picturesque views of the beach and superb sunsets and sunrises. The environment has a luxury ambience and soothing tranquility that is filled with leisure.
Palm Jumeirah also has some wonderful world-class hotels which are also filled with entertainment. The beaches also have many facilities of water sports. There are also many high-end dining options for the residents and the visitors. The Atlantis, The Palm hotel also attracts a large number of tourists and visitors because of its waterpark and large aquarium. Palm Jumeirah is also close to Dubai Mall, which is the biggest mall of Dubai. It has very easy access by road and Monorail.
History of Palm Jumeirah
The construction of Palm Jumeirah began in 2001. The project was built by Nakheel, a property developer company in Dubai. Initially, the project was estimated to be completed in 2006 but it took some additional years due to the complexities. The whole project with around 28 hotels was completed in 2009 with around 500 families already residing at the Palm.
The archipelago was created with approximately 7 million tons of rock and sand that was taken from Hajar mountains. Satellites were used to maintain the accuracy of the design and a temporary water dam was also created to pump out the seawater.
7 Amazing Attractions in Palm Jumeirah
Atlantis Aqua venture Water Park Dubai
By far Aquaventure water park in Dubai is my most favorite water park. This is a must visit attraction in Dubai and has the most numbers of water rides. The water rides are full of thrill and action. The waterpark is located in “Atlantis, The Palm” hotel. This is a perfect place to spend a full day which is filled with fun activities for individuals and families. Atlantis Aquaventure has so many rides and places to enjoy that it will need a complete article to be described.
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Palm Jumeirah Cruise
One of the best ways to enjoy the scenic views of the Palm Jumeirah and the sea is the Jumeirah Cruise. The cruise takes you around the manmade palm branches and the inner circle. The views of the five-star hotels and the luxury homes also let you absorb the luxurious lifestyle environment. This tour takes around 1 to 2 hours depending upon your tour package.
Water Sports at Palm Jumeirah
There is a wonderful Kayaking tour option available at the Palm Jumeirah. The tour takes around 2 and half hours, starting near the Sofitel Hotel. The amazing kayaking tour in the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf comes with options of single or double kayak.
There is also an option available at the Palm where you can learn to paddleboard on the beautiful beaches of Palm Jumeirah. You can also take a one-hour lesson on wind surfing here. The windsurfing and paddleboard lessons and tours also start near the Sofitel Hotel.
Palm Jumeirah looks so un-real from the top like a scene from some wonderland or a movie. No doubt it was called as the 8th wonder of the world. Helicopter ride is one of the best activities to do, if you are at the Palm Dubai. The helicopter ride starts from Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. There are different packages for the helicopter ride. You are going to get breathtaking views of the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Skyline, Dubai Marina and the places around the famous Sheikh Zayed Road of Dubai. You can enjoy the scenic views of the Dubai’s amazing landmarks and can capture them on your camera from the top.
Skydiving at Palm Jumeirah
If you want to add the thrill to the wonderful views of the Palm Jumeirah, try the skydive. Skydive will add the adrenaline part to the top-viewing scenery of the archipelago. You will start your tour from Dubai Marina with a lesson and knowledge about safety precautions. Skydiving is very safe in Dubai and you will be accompanied by an expert. You only have to enjoy the thrill and can leave the controls to the expert. The plane takes you over the Palm Islands where you will jump out and will dive down with a speed of 120 miles per hour before the parachute is pulled.
Nasimi Beach Palm Jumeirah
Nasimi beach is very famous spot among the tourists and locals. The beach is a great venue for people who want to relax, eat and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and sunset. The beach is also famous for the beautiful view of glowing stars that are hard to find anywhere else in Dubai. There are beach front restaurants and cabanas that offer you great food and relaxation.
AL Sufouh Beach
Al Sufouh beach is one of the best places to visit near the Palm Jumeirah. The beach is mostly very quiet and is also known as the “Secret Beach”. Photographers really like this place because there is not much crowd and they can take great pictures. The beach water is friendly so the families and kids both can enjoy the swimming.