Palm Dubai
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Whatever your mood may make you crave, you'll find it here. Enjoy poolside cuisine, and five-star facilities while getting some sun. With a day pass, you can access many private hotel beaches along The Palm, and its waters offers aquatic adventures for everyone.

Nakheel’s master development Palm Jumeirah has been named the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project at the World Travel Awards. Apart from that, three new attractions from the man-made island were also crowned at the annual event. The View at The Palm, the 360-degree observation deck at the top of the Palm Tower, was named Middle East’s Leading New Tourist Attraction. The Palm West Beach, a seafront leisure and dining attraction, won crowned Dubai’s Leading Beach Destination. The St Regis the Palm, Dubai, won the award for World’s Leading New Hotel.

Dubai's distinctive palm-shaped island is beautiful to observe from an aircraft, or while sky-diving, or just driving around. This engineering marvel exemplifies Dubai's commitment to continuous improvement and realization of goals. The area features an urban mix of island houses, opulent five-star resorts, hip eateries, and trendy beach clubs.

Luxurious hotels and restaurants

There are plenty of 5-star resorts on The Palm, with everything from private beaches and helicopter landing pads to expensive spas and wellness centers and some of the city's most outstanding fine dining restaurants.

The Palm is ideal for those who want to spend their vacation doing nothing but relaxing. Nothing but just getting up, heading to the buffet for a leisurely breakfast, wandering down to the beach, and returning to their hotel for more relaxation and food.

Aquaventure Park at the Atlantis
Aquaventure Waterpark at the Atlantis Palm Image Credit:

Whatever your mood may make you crave, you'll find it here. Enjoy poolside cuisine, and five-star facilities while getting some sun. With a day pass, you can access many private hotel beaches along The Palm, and its waters offers aquatic adventures for everyone.

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On the outer crescent, the five-star Atlantis, The Palm resort is a popular visit. The arch of the hotel is featured in many visitors' Instagram feeds. The opulent resort features world-class restaurants of chefs including Nobu, Giorgio Locatelli, and Gordon Ramsay, as well as a waterpark, a gigantic aquarium, and other attractions.

The pristine beaches

It's impossible to discuss Palm Jumeirah without discussing its beaches. The outstanding beachside living that this man-made wonder offers is one of the key highlights of the apartments here. The villas on the fronds each have their own private beach.

Boardwalk at the Palm
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Aside from that, it is home to some of Dubai's most popular private beaches, which are affiliated to premium hotels and resorts. Among them are FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Sofitel The Palm, and One&Only Royal Mirage. Snorkeling and wildlife encounters at Aquaventure Waterpark are two other beach activities on Palm Jumeirah.

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Kayaking in Dubai

Charter a luxurious yacht and sail along the coastline, or spice things up with a speedboat ride and wakeboarding excursions. The waters are calmer between the island's 'fronds' and along the trunk, making it a popular spot for kayaking and paddle boarding.

The Pointe

The Pointe, the world largest fountain occupies the space at the top of the man-made trunk of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, directly across from the Atlantis. It's shaped like a gentle W and hugs the coast, with a large dancing water fountain in the center which features choreographed dancing water shows every night of the week. The attraction is free to enter and usually has events going on. There's something for everyone at The Pointe, from burgers to seafood markets, fine Chinese restaurants to Italian eateries, so whatever you're craving, there's a restaurant for you.

The Pointe
The Pointe on the Palm.

A relaxing walk along The Pointe's 1.5-kilometer promenade, which offers the best waterside views of Atlantis in the distance, is a tempting alternative for relaxation seekers.

The View

A new observation platform on top of the The Palm Tower is poised to become the tallest viewing platform on Palm Jumeirah, with unimpeded 360-degree views. The Next Level is an expansion of The View at The Palm, located on the 54th level – 250 meters above ground – and offers a private viewing place with barrier-free panoramic views of the Palm Jumeirah below and Dubai's skyline.

Zahra Lahri on The Next Level Palm Jumeirah observation deck
The View at the Palm

Recently, Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari, performed acrobatic feats, dances, and spins atop Palm Jumeirah's highest viewing point after jumping from a helicopter on to an ice rink 250m high.

Parks and outdoor activities

Outdoor activities are promoted in a variety of ways on the island. There are various parks in the vicinity, including the Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, which spans around the outer Crescent and overlooks the Arabian Sea and gives a refreshing sea breeze, is a favorite for trekking. Al Ittihad Park, Palm Jumeirah Park, and Palm Island Dubai are just a few of the parks here.


Getting there by public transport: Take the Dubai Metro to either the Jumeirah Lakes Towers or Dubai Marina station, and then transfer to the Palm Jumeirah stop on the Dubai Tram. 

Dubai Tram on the Palm
Dubai Tram on Palm Jumeirah

The Gateway station, which serves as the starting point for the Palm Jumeirah Monorail, which runs along the island's major trunk, is only a short walk away. Or you could take a water taxi to the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah instead.