Palm Jumeirah the world’s largest artificial island, shaped like palm petals. It located in the Persian Gulf near the coast of Dubai (UAE) and connected to it by transport. On the stems of the palm tree there are hotels. On each of the leaves. Expensive private villas of the rich and celebrities, and each villa has its own access to the water. The structure is part of the complex “Islands of Palms”. This is one of the most beautiful and grandiose engineering projects of our time.
Construction of the Palm Jumeirah began in mid-2001. The work carried out by an Arab developer company founded a year before the start of a large-scale project. Its name – Nakheel – translated from Arabic sounds like “palm” or “palm tree”. Five and a half years later, at the end of 2006. The territory of the bulk island was ready for a phased transfer for development and settlement. For various reasons, the date repeatedly moved. As a result of which the planned deadlines increased by a couple of years.
How to get to Palm Jumeirah
The most convenient way to travel to the island is the monorail, which was put into operation at the end of April 2009. It runs through the entire “trunk” of palm Jumeirah to the resort complex “Atlantis The Palm”, located in the center of the “crescent”. Trains run every 15 minutes, starting at 09:00 and ending at 21:45. In the opposite direction, the monorail train runs between 09:45 and 22:00. Tickets are purchased at the ticket office or at the station machines. Payment is made in cash. Ticket prices are:
- between the terminal stations – 20 dirhams in one direction, 30 dirhams in both directions;
- to Al Ittihad Park and back – 10 and 15 dirhams, respectively;
- to Atlantis in Al Ittihad Park – 15 and 20 dirhams.
Tickets are valid only on the day of purchase. The departure time of the trains can be found on the official website of the carrier. At the station “Palm Gateway”. There’s a free car park with 1500 spaces for those who intend to use the monorail.
Palm Jumeirah Attractions
Palm Jumeirah is ideal for all kinds of recreation, from swimming in the bay to water sports and speedboat tours. Aquaventure Waterpark, located on a crescent among most hotels, attracts visitors from all over Dubai with its slides in lagoons with dolphins and a large recreation area for children.
What else can be visited at the Palm Jumeirah:
Among the iconic attractions of the Emirate of Dubai and the man-made island of Jumeirah is the Lost Chambers Water Park. It is located on the territory of the atlantic hotel complex. Acquaintance with the exotic inhabitants of the sea depths will be interesting not only for young travelers, but also for adult tourists.
Dolphin Bay Dolphinarium cannot be left without due attention. Note that the water amusement park “Aquaventure”. Operating on an artificial island, considered the largest not only in the UAE, but throughout the Middle East. This entertainment facility is located on an area of 17 hectares. For its full functioning, the work of attractions, 18 million liters of water were used.
The main entertainment of the island of Palm Jumeirah is the Aquaventure water park, located on the territory of the complex “Atlantis The Palm”. It has no equal in Dubai, the Middle East and Europe. On an area of 17 hectares there are exciting attractions and a clean beach. In the children’s area there are 14 water slides of varying complexity and a cheerful island. The most interesting water trip for adults is rafting on an artificial canal with river rapids 1.6 km long. You can go on incredible adventures with the whole family along the Shark Lagoon, and without diving skills and completely safely.
The water park is open from 10:00 until sunset. Tickets are sold on the website or at the box office near the park. When booking online, the cost of a one-day visit to Aquaventure:
- with an increase in visitors of more than 1.2 m – from 299 dirhams;
- with a height of up to 1.2 meters – from 249 dirhams.
Children under 2 years old and guests of Atlantis The Palm are entitled to free admission. Adventure programs are paid separately. You can find out more detailed information and buy a ticket on the official website of the tourist complex.
Palm Jumeirah Beach
Excellent weather parameters (air temperature +27, warming up the water in the Persian Gulf to +23 C) are set on the coast of a man-made structure in the autumn. In the “Velvet Season” you can enjoy sunbathing on the clean shore, swim, hide in the shade of beach umbrellas in the midday heat.
It is on the coast of Jumeirah that there are a number of beach areas. That are covered with soft white sand. Gentle descents into clean water are made here, so babies can enjoy bathing. Most of the beaches belong to hotel complexes and private villas, so the coast is cleaned daily.
Located on the coast and areas considered public beaches. In particular, we can highlight Jumeirah Public Beach. Located near the Dubai Marina Hotel and the local shrine – the Jumeirah Mosque. Despite the fact that no special equipment is installed on it, it is quite clean.
Best Palm Jumeirah Restaurants
The Middle East may be far from China, but that doesn’t mean the locals can’t serve great Chinese food. The world-class Atlantis Resort is home to the award-winning Yuan Chinese Restaurant, which will offer you a variety of delicious Chinese dishes with a unique balance of sweet and sour flavors, which are very popular with visitors to the city, and don’t miss out on the sweet and sour chicken experience.
Address & telephone number: Yuan, Crescent Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 426 2626
La Torsa Restaurant
Located in Rexus Resort, LaTorsa Restaurant is an authentic Turkish buffet serving a variety of dishes originating from the Eastern Anatolian region, and delicious dishes such as kebabs and features are among the main attractions of this unique place offering an unforgettable dining experience.
When dining in La Torssa, you’ll probably enjoy the scent of salted meat on the grill, which will attract you more than once to repeat the visit.
Address and phone number: A la Turca, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah East, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 04 457 5454
Located at the elegant Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, Amala Indian Restaurant is a great restaurant popular with visitors who love Indian and Pakistani dishes, and if you are lucky to visit, you will be on a visiting date with a wide range of options from dishes with various spices and specialties for South Asian cuisine, including Biryani dishes and grilled meats as well as rice and vegetables.
Daily from 18:00 to 00:00 am during the week
Daily from 13:00 to 16:00 for lunch and from 18:00 to 0:00 Logie dinner on weekends
Address & telephone number: Amala, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 453 0444
Persa Club Restaurant in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Known as The Persa Club restaurant in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, the restaurant is in a great location and atmosphere, where dishes take guests here on a journey through Italy, Spain, Morocco and Greece, with distinctive flavours and colourful dishes, as well as a wonderful and elegant design that adds to the dining experience.
Beautiful cocktails are also one of the great additions that dear visitors will enjoy when visiting this wonderful restaurant, making visiting Al barça fun.
Address & telephone number: Barça Club, Building 9 – 10,Shoreline Residences,Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 439 3548
Set on Palm Island Dubai, Nar Restaurant allows guests to enjoy dining in the perfect romantic setting with stunning views of Dubai’s skyline, adding the city’s sights to the perfect combination of experience.
If it’s not your favorite barbecue, you can enjoy a selection of selected grilled seafood at this restaurant, or just enjoy the views.
Address & telephone number: Bonfire, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 4442501
Palm Jumeirah Hotels
There are a large number of luxury hotels within Palm Island hotels, which offer unique hotel and leisure services.
- Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
- One and Only The Palm
- Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel Dubai
- Atlantis Hotel Dubai
- Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai
- Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
- Nakhla Dubai Resort & Spa run by Anantara
- Rixos Hotels In Palm Jumeirah
- Kempinski Hotel Dubai Palm
- W Dubai The Palm
Properties in Palm Jumeirah
The best houses and apartments from the developers in the UAE
Palm Jumeirah is an area that combines a tranquil atmosphere with a thriving lifestyle, making it one of the best places to invest in this emirate. Property prices in Palm Jumeirah are affordable. A studio apartment can be bought for an average of AED 1,170,000 ($320,000), a 1-bedroom apartment for AED 2,240,000 ($600,000) and 2-bedroom apartments for AED 2,700,000 ($736,000).
There are also such grandiose projects where you can buy a villa for $ 10,000,000, for example, in xxiI CARAT, and they do not belong to the budget segment. The peculiarity of this project is the presence of a bath for $ 1,000,000 – the most expensive in the world, made of a single piece of Amazonian crystal.
Now a new residential complex Serenia Palma Holding. Palm Jumeirah being built in the area with first-class apartments. At a price of $ 1,750,000, you can learn more about it.
Ellington Beach House
Ellington Beach House is a new ultra-luxury residential complex located on Palm Jumeirah. The boutique house consists of 1-3 bedroom apartments. Penthouses with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline.
Serenia Living by Palma Holding
The new residential complex Serenia Living, located on the western crescent of the Palm Jumeirah district, presents premium apartments with 1-3 bedrooms and a collection of semi-storey penthouses.
Raffles The Palm Dubai
Complete privacy and amenities of the best resorts in the world in the exclusive complex Raffles The Palm Dubai. Beachfront villas with 4 bedrooms and their own spa in each residence.
The Royal Atlantis Resorts & Residences
A premium class complex on a crescent moon Palm Jumeirah, developed by the development company Kerzner International. Buyers are available 82 types of layouts of apartments and penthouses with a dimension of 2 to 5 bedrooms.
Avani Palm View Apartments Palm Jumeirah
Palm View on the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah, offers ready-to-live apartments with 1-3 bedrooms. It offers views of the Arabian Gulf, the city skyline and Golf Views.
W Resedences is a new luxury premium complex, located on the western crescent of the island of Palm Jumeirah. With more than 104 houses located in 8 mansions, residents can choose between an individual house, a two- and three-story penthouse or an entire mansion.
XXII CARAT – villas created by the Russian developer Forum Group. Represent a new gated community consisting of 22 villas of the “ultra-luxury”. Class on the first line of the island of Palm Jumeirah, 20 m. from the sea. Each of the villas has a panoramic view of dubai’s attractions.
SOHO PALM JUMEIRAH
Soho Palm Jumeirah from NYC Holdings Limited is a new residential complex in the coastal area of Jumeirah. The building is located on the western part of the “trunk”. Of the legendary palm island Palm Jumeirah, 200 meters from the sea. Here you can buy apartments with 1-3 bedrooms. With a total area of 88 sq. m., including a balcony of 9 sq. m.