The Palm Islands are man-made islands in the Persian Gulf, located in off the shores of Dubai. There are two islands built - the Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, with a third planned - the Palm Deira. The islands are formed into the shape of a palm tree, hence the name. Palm Jumeirah is the only island currently open to the public; Palm Jebel Ali has been partially constructed, and Palm Deira is on hold. Palm Jumeirah is a residential and luxury resort area.
Palm Jumeirah is a resort and residential community that offers services such as a grocery, pharmacy, saloon, and coffee shop. The island is within a 30-minute drive to Sheikh Zayed Road, the business hub of Dubai which offers access to the Financial Centre metro station, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Dubai World Trade Centre and the tallest building in the history of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa. There are many opportunities for serviced offices to let near Palm Jumeirah, the first of the Palm Islands.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Palm Jumeirah is located just off Jumeirah Beach, one of the most popular tourist beaches in Dubai. On Palm Jumeirah is the resort The Atlantis – The Palm Resort, which offers a water park known as AquaVenture with vertical waterslide, and Dolphin Bay where visitors can interact with the Dolphins. It is within a short drive of several attractions that include the Mall of the Emirates - known for its indoor ski park, Wild Wadi Water Park and the world’s famous 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab with its extravagant bars and restaurants. Dining options on the Palm Islands are often located in hotels and include Asia Republic, Chef’s Steak House, Kaleidoscope, Nobu, Ossiano, Ronda Locatelli, and Saffron.
The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is a 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) Monorail that connects the Atlantis Hotel to the Gateway Towers. Palm Jumeirah is located within 39 km (25 miles) of the Dubai International Airport. The E11 motorway is well positioned to allow drivers easy access to the islands from throughout Dubai.