Mostly known for being built from reclaimed land in the shape of a palm tree, Palm Jumeirah is an artificial set of islands that is home to pristine hotels, archipelago homes, and breathtaking beaches. Built in the early 21st century, it was developed by Nakheel, a public sector real estate company, where its very first residents arrived and settled in 2007.
Looking at the unique architecture of Palm Jumeirah, we can see that its building blocks encompass a 2-kilometer long trunk, spine, fronds, and crescent; where the trunk is the entrance to this development, and is connected to the spine, a narrow main axis, by a bridge, with about 17 fronds. Whereas the crescent is a breakwater that surrounds the area and is divided into 3 sections to ease the circulation of the water.
The trunk is full of retail facilities, apartments and hotels, whereas the fronds have spaced villas, and most of the resorts and hotels are located on the crescent. With the wide access of shopping venues, hotels, restaurants, and easy transportation, Palm Jumeirah is one of the best places to visit, or reside in, in Dubai, UAE.
It is noteworthy that this state-of-the-art island covers 5.72 sqm.km, which equals to about 600 football pitches; and is connected to Dubai by a 1.4 KM bridge, making it easier than ever to go back and forth between the notable attractions of the city, and Palm Jumeirah.
This awe-inspiring creation is Dubai’s most luxurious freehold areas; opening the door for expats to invest in and buy properties across the island.
This is your place if you’re looking for a place with an exclusive community that puts privacy and serenity at its core. So if you’re a moderate to high-earning professional, single or with a family, and of course, if you dream of life by the beach…Palm Jumeirah is your go-to place to live.
In addition to that, it offers a variety of options for rent, from moderate to high rental prices that would appeal to people seeking this kind of lifestyle; and it also is close to shopping malls, supermarkets and grocery stores, fitness centers, outdoor and leisure facilities, and nurseries.
Read more for a full hands-on guide on life at Palm Jumeirah.
This is by far the most notable landmark in Palm Jumeirah. With 250 meters high, this attraction offers a 360 panoramic view of the sparkling landscape of the Palm’s skyline. The View is located on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower, which brings together an entertaining collection of cafes, and an interactive aquarium themed tunnel.
Directly connected to Nakheel Mall, the View can be accessed from the second floor of the mall. Moreover, tickets can be bought online, via The View at The Palm's official website; and they are needed for everyone except children aged 4 and/or less.
You can visit The View with your family, or group of friends, and you can rest assured that this experience is one of Dubai’s most dazzling ones.
In 2022, this attraction was named as Palm Jumeirah’s highest vantage point.
This special attraction brings the ultimate entertaining and thrilling experience in the Palm Jumeirah, right next to Atlantis. It covers more than 2.4 million square feet, and is the one of the world’s largest waterparks, covering rides that include but not limited to, Medusa's Lair, Shockwave and Blackout, with about 105 slides.
This is your go-to place if you’d like to enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience. This is your go-to place if you’d like to enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience.
This is the place for all the shopaholics out there in the Palm Jumeirah!
Located right on the trunk, Nakheel Mall covers about 4.5 million square feet and provides above 300 retail stores, restaurants and attractions. What makes this mall special is the fact that it has 2 65-feet long waterfalls that people can experience with state-of-the-art views.
Brands included cover leisure shopping ones for clothing, as well as for dining and entertainment. It is also worth mentioning that the mall encompasses St. Regis Dubai Hotel; the Aura infinity pool, and beyond.
Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
This walkway is built over rocks, and is 11km long, located across Atlantis, Rixos Hotel to the east side to the Palm on the west. This is the perfect spot if you’d like to go for a walk with your family, friends, or even on your own. You’ll never get bored..thanks to the food and refreshments trucks and vendors that make the Boardwalk even more exciting.
The true essence of the Arabian Gulf spectacular landscape is absolutely seen and felt through this Boardwalk. You can get there using a transit line that passes through the Palm Monorail, which includes the Atlantis Aquaventure stop that is right across the walkway.
Paradise Beach Club
It’s not just a name. It really is a paradise. It is located by the end of the East Crescent, with wonderful views of Dubai Marina and Burj Al Arab.
Known as Dubai’s most colorful beach club, Paradise is where you can experience the sanctuary of the beach and live the moment.Known as Dubai’s most colorful beach club, Paradise is where you can experience the sanctuary of the beach and live the moment.
It is open from Monday to Saturday; from 12:00 to 9:00 PM (GMT+4)
Atlantis, The Palm
Known as a holiday destination, this 5-star hotel is one of the world’s most famous hotels and is considered the very first resort to be built on an island. It brings unlimited entertainment experience and architecture. Bringing a wide range of pools, the attractive entertaining experiences include Lost Chambers Aquarium, Aquaventure Waterpark and Dolphin Bay.
Not only that, Atlantis also covers top-notch signature restaurants as well as celebrity-backed outlets, such as Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen, Hakkasan, etc.
Given the fact that Palm Jumeirah is not only a residential island, it also is a tourist destination, it is key to note that its public transport infrastructure is one of the latest, and safest means of transportation. This includes Palm Jumeirah Monorail, the Dubai Metro, trams and buses.
The Palm Jumeirah Monorail connects the Atlantis hotel in Palm Jumeirah to the Gateway station at the entrance of The Palm. It takes about 10 minutes to get from Atlantis to the Gateway. It is also worth noting that there are 5 stations servicing the Palm Monorail: Al Ittihad Park Station, Nakheel Mall Station, the Atlantis Aquaventure Station, the Palm Gateway Station, and the Pointe Station.
As for metro stations, there aren't any Palm Jumeirah Metro stations, however, there is a metro station near Palm Jumeirah, such as Dubai Internet City and Nakheel.
Given the fact that recently, Palm Jumeirah introduced freehold residential properties, it has since been exciting and attractive for residents to move in. This is all in addition to the presence of a number of restaurants, shopping outlets, parks, kids play areas..making Palm Jumeirah not only a one-of-its-kind place to live in, but also a place worth investing in.
Most of the properties in Palm Jumeirah are on the trunk and fronds. The trunk is home to luxurious apartments and mini developments including Marina residences, Fairmont Palm Residences, IGY Anchor Marina and other developments that bring to life high-end bedroom 1 to 4/ 5 bedroom apartments. Whereas the 17 fronds offer signature villas and townhouses with magnificent views and 24/7 beach access.
Palm Jumeirah covers about 1,420 flats, 364 houses, 28 townhouses, 83 penthouses and 45 hotel flats. As for commercial properties, there is a number of ones for rent/sale in Palm Jumeirah, including but not limited to properties in Royal Bay, Sarai Apartments, the Grandeur Residences and the Fairmont Hotel & Resort.
Developed by Nakheel Properties, Marina Residences is a complex of 6 15-storey high buildings, including kids areas, fitness facilities, around the clock security system and a gym, swimming pool and more amenities.
It is also worth noting that Marina Residences is pet friendly..where you can come along your pets to enjoy a calm, and entertaining walk for the both of you. The complex covers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, 4 to 5 bedroom penthouses and townhouses.
One of the most attractive restaurants of Palm Jumeirah is Nobu, bringing a combination of traditional Japanese dishes…and, Social by Heinz Beck, bringing Italian cuisine to life. Not only that, Marina Residences brings some mega supermarkets; making lives for everyone living in the complex easier and more convenient, such as Golden Mile Galleria, Milk & Honey Gourmet Supermarket and Spinneys
With regards to transportation, the tram station near Marina Residences is 9 minutes away from Atalntis and 12 minutes from Internet City Tram Station. As for the bus stops and metro stations, there are Nakheel Metro Stations and Royal Mirage bus stops.
Located on the east side of the trunk, this community is one of Palm Jumeirah’s most interesting ones. Apartments of Shoreline brings an inspiring panoramic view of Palm island, creating an incredible lifestyle that brings out the best in everyone.
This multi-building complex is also closely linked to a number of high-end, educational institutions such as Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai and HULT International Business School. In addition to its proximity to private beach access, swimming pools, clubhouses and kids areas.
Comprising 20 individual buildings, this development covers about 2,604 residential units; with 10 buildings on the beach front and 10 buildings with views across the trunk towards Jumeirah Beach Residences. Apartments of the 20 buildings cover 1 to 3 bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses available in six different architectural styles.
Garden Homes is a villa community that is available on The Palm’s fronds, bringing breathtaking views that makes this community a special place to live in with family. Offering 4-5 luxurious houses, Garden Homes community brings a vibrant atmosphere to its residents, with private beaches and marinas, and is also close to retail stores and accessible dining spots.
If you value a quiet, private life that is not secluded, Garden Homes is your ideal place. Or if anyone is looking for a place to invest in Dubai real estate, Garden Homes is one of the best options.
This complex brings about 644 apartments with seven 13-storey buildings; Adriatic Oceana, Aegean Oceana, Atlantic Oceana, Baltic Oceana, Caribbean Oceana, Pacific Oceana and Southern Oceana. This beachfront project was developed by Seven Tides, and is home to many beach resorts, tourist attractions, and residential complexes.
Units in Oceana cover 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, as well as penthouses. Not only that, with access to the 230-meter-long sandy beach, residents enjoy proximity to the several marvelous attractions, such as Nakheel Mall and other entertainment venues.
It is also worth noting that residents of Oceana apartments get a default membership of the Regatta Club with an equipped gym, sauna and steam rooms, and an outdoor swimming pool.
This mixed-use residential and commercial complex is located on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah; inspired by the modern Arab architecture. With fully-furnished suites, Balqis Residence brings 4 to 5 sea-facing villas, townhouses and penthouses.
What makes Balqis residences even more special, is their flexibility, and proximity to the beach club, pools, shops and convenience stores. Also; it has 34 four to five-bedroom villas, townhouses, penthouses and apartments.
Schools and Nurseries
Jumeirah International Nursery
Redwood Montessori Nursery
Regent International School
GEMS Wellington International School
American School of Dubai
Dubai American Academy
Emirates Hospital Clinic
Emirates Sports Med (Nanom Healthcare)
ConfiDent Dental Clinic Palm Jumeirah
Al Das Medical Clinic
DNA Health Medical Center
Golden Mile Galleria
Sofitel Dubai, The Palm
Rixos The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
Fairmont The Palm
Anantara The Palm
Dukes The Palm
Kempinski Hotel & Residences