To see Palm Jumeirah’s list of venues and hotels, please visit the Palm Jumeirah District page.
Built-in the shape of a palm tree within a circle, this man-made revelation juts right off the coast of the Arabian Gulf. The palms of the island include a 3-mile-long trunk and a fan of fronds lined with luxury villas and five-star hotels such as Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, One&Only The Palm, and many more.
This iconic landmark was built in the early 21st century. The prime aspects of this island are the Crescent, Spine, Trunk, and Fronds which connect the whole landmark together. The entrance consists of a bridge that is represented by the trunk of the tree which connects the island from the mainland. The Crescent is the breakwater that links the spine through a driving tunnel.
A monorail transits through the long trunk and spine that connects the island to the city. This runs about 3 miles through the island. The crescent is 650 feet (200 meters) wide and about 10.5 miles (17 km) long altogether. The Palm Jumeirah was developed by one of Dubai‘s esteemed real estate organizations which are owned by the government – Nakheel. The construction started in 2001, land and basic infrastructure were at work by 2004. The residential buildings and hotels were constructed by late 2006. Today, more than 10,000 people reside at the Palm Jumeirah.
Situated at approximately 24 km from the city center of Dubai, the Palm Jumeirah is accessible via many modes of transportation. For example, by car, it takes roughly 30-40 minutes to get to the island from the city center. You can get there by taking a cab or if you choose to use public transport, the palm monorail runs every 15 minutes from 9 AM in the morning to 9:45 PM in the evening.
There are plenty of things to see and do at the Palm Jumeirah. Namely, The Lost Chambers Aquarium which is home to a variety of marine life, spending the day at The Atlantis Hotel, go for a walk, or jogs at Al Ittihad Park, skydive over the beautiful blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, sit by The Pointe, take a splash in the Aquaventure Waterpark, shop at the new Nakheel Mall and much more.
The Palm Jumeirah is accessible 24 hours, throughout the week. However, the timing of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and other recreational venues may vary.