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Palm Islands in Dubai

Palm Islands are a group of three artificial islands that are built on the coast of Dubai. It is one of the most ambitious projects that is challenging as well as gripping. You will find  5,000 waterfront apartments, 4,000 residential villas, 1,000 water homes, and 60 luxury hotels in the Palm Islands. These islands are built to attract tourists from all over the world and offer different kinds of experiences.

Three islands-Palm Jumeirah, Deira Islands, and Palm Jebel Ali are part of the Palm Islands. But Palm Jumeirah is the one that is completed and open for tourists. An aerial view of Palm Jumeirah shows the same picturization of palm trees. This island is also home to many famous attractions of Dubai, including Burj Al Arab, The Lost Chamber Aquarium, Dolphin Bay, Aquaventure Water Park. Apart from that, you will get many health spas, grand shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, sports facilities, and endless entertainment centers. No wonder! These islands are some of the best attractions of Dubai that deserve a place on your bucket list.


  • Take a cruise ride and indulge in water sports activities
  • Enjoy the sightseeing and beach fun at Palm Jumeirah
  • One of the best SkyDiving Experience
  • Explore Malls and buy some souvenir
  • Get 360-degree views of the stunning skyline of Dubai from The View at the Palm
  • One of the largest open-air Marine systems for water adventure

About Palm Islands

Palm Islands present a group of three artificial islands that gives one of a kind experience to tourists. The spell-bounding engineering of these architectural marvels of Dubai amazes the world with so many attractions, opportunities for adventure, and uniqueness. However, Palm Jumeirah is the only island in the group that is open for tourists for now. This man-made wonder was dreamed up by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum to attract tourists from all over the world. It is one of the most challenging and boldest projects in the country. Each island of this masterpiece is made up of 53 million pounds of sands and 12 million pounds of rocks.

The Palm Jumeirah is one of the finest and completed islands of its group that is also visible from the space station.

Palm Jumeirah:

Palm Jumeirah is one of the most gripping masterpieces ever built by humans. It has set a new height of beauty and elegance into the eyes of the world. By looking at this island from the air, it seems like a palm tree, and when we explore that, we find loads of fun, adventure, and record-breaking attractions. It is considered one of the most courageous projects of the UAE. Palm Jumeirah is dotted with prime attractions of Dubai such as Aquaventure Water park, Lost Chamber Aquarium, and Atlantis. You can enjoy a blissful holiday with your family in Palm Jumeirah as it provides a diversity of fun for all ages. The island is full of spectacular hotels, luxurious apartment towers, and top-class restaurants, a beach club along with a health spa. Behold the Dubai coastline and worldwide famous Burj Al Arab from there is one of the best things to experience here.

When it comes to seeing the beauty of its appearance, you need to get in the air by helicopter or by skydiving. The main parts of this tree-shaped island of Dubai are referred to as the Crescent, the Spine, the Trunk, and the Fronds. You can enter this island through the huge trunk that forms a connection between the mainland of Dubai to this island. The aerial view of this island allows you to witness the beauty easily. Skydiving is one of the most thrilling ways to observe the beauty and feel the thrill at the same time.

Deira island:

Deira Island is a group of four artificial islands off the coast of Deira. Initially, this project was referred to as Palm Deira and planned to be a part of the Palm Islands. These islands of Deira are purposeful for residential spaces along with attractions. No wonder! the time and investment that is given to this project. Deira Island is another big thing in Dubai. The planning and setting of this island reflect that this island has the potential to become one of the most appealing crown jewels of the city. Apart from opulent hotels and resorts lining the 21 km coastline, the idea of planning a waterfront night market, amphitheater, shopping malls make it an interesting place to live and spend a vacation.

Palm Jebel Ali

Palm Jebel Ali is one of the three artificial islands in Dubai. It is 50 percent larger than Palm Jumeirah and the most significant part of the Palm Islands. The construction of this island started in 2002 and has been held on since. It was planned to include six marinas, homes built on stilts above the water, a grand water park named Sea Village, and boardwalks that spell out the Arabic poems written by Sheikh Mohammed. By looking at its current schedule, it is going to introduce the first phase of four theme parks that would have opened on crescent into the shape of an orca. Sea World, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove have included parks that come in the phase. These parks are called World of Discovery and would offer a great experience for tourists. Apart from that, the developers of this island planned to set up a home for around 2,50,000 people on it. Palm Jebel Ali is still under construction and closed for tourists.

Interesting Facts about Palm Islands

  • Only sand and rocks have been used to built Palm Jumeirah.
  • Palm Islands are visible from the space with naked eyes
  • Palm Jumeirah connects with the mainland of Dubai with monorail
  • There is a 1.4 km underwater tunnel that connects the crescent of the island to the top of the palm.
  • Palm Jumeirah took only six years to get completed.
  • The other projects of Palm Islands are bigger than Palm Jumeirah.

Frequently Asked Question About palm Islands

Q: What purpose does Palm Jumeirah serve?

Ans: The main reason behind the construction of Palm Jumeirah is to upscale Dubai tourism. Apart from that, it offers freehold development for expats to buy properties.

Q: When was the Palm Jumeirah constructed in Dubai?

Ans: The island construction took 6 years and started in 2001. The residential and commercial development took place in Palm Jumeirah in the year 2006. In 2011, this island offered 32 luxury hotels, many restaurants, and residential apartments and villas.

Q: Who is the owner of Palm Jumeirah Island?

Ans: This island is a property of the government and designed by the state-owned Nakheel Properties.

Q: Why is the Palm Jebel Ali empty?

Ans: Due to the financial crisis of 2008, the work has been suspended, and the developer confirmed that no development work would take place in the near future. It is a long-term project which is also 50 percent bigger than Palm Jumeirah.