The Famous Palm Jumeirah, Pride of Dubai
Palm Jumeirah is one of the most discussed and traveled archipelago in the UAE. It was created by using land reclamation by Nakheel. Nakheel is a company owned by the powerful Dubai government. Palm Jumeirah is a part of the three artificial planned islands, collectively called the Palm Islands. The three subparts are called Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira, and Palm Jebel Ali respectively. Palm Jumeirah is explicitly the original of the three Palm Islands. It is also the smallest of the three. Situated in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf, the Palm Jumeirah is one of the most classic examples of the artificial archipelagos. It was, in fact, the first offshore development of its kind. It was also coined as the Eighth Wonder of the World. From the above, Palm Jumeirah looks precisely like a palm tree and hence the name ‘Palm Jumeirah’ suits it perfectly.
This artificial archipelago is easily accessible via the Palm Jumeirah Monorail. This monorail extends for approximately 5.4 km. It connects Atlantis Hotel to the Gateway Towers which are located at the foot of the island. This monorail was launched on 6th May 2009. It was opened for the use of public on the 30th April 2009. The incredible fact is that with this monorail, the UAE got another first to its credit. It further extends inwards to connect the Red Line of the Dubai Metro. The Jumeirah also comprises of a two-kilometer-long trunk. There is a crescent that surrounds a crown of 17 fronts.
The construction of the Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001. It is probably the world’s most extraordinary feat of engineering, architecture, and construction. The first announcement for the handover of residential units was made in 2006. However, the project got slightly delayed due to its complex constructions. Only 75 percent of the properties were ready to be handed over to the public by the end of 2007. These 75% made roughly 4000 luxury villas that were handed over to the people within the phased period. At that time, 500 families were already residing on this island. By the end of 2009, 28 hotels were opened on the Crescent.
Iconic Destinations in Palm Jumeirah
The island enjoys a lot of resorts and hotels as well. Leisure and tourism have significantly been developed on the island. This makes the Jumeirah a spectacular and awe-inspiring travel and domestic destination.
The most iconic destinations on the Palm Jumeirah are:
1) Al Ittihad Park: This Park extends to a whopping 1.1 million square feet. It is the home of more than 60 species of plants and trees. ‘Ittihad’ means union. This park was inaugurated in 2012 and was created as a special tribute to the nation. Flanked by a long jogging track, this park is highly sustainable, unique, eco-friendly and the focal point for many of the Palm Jumeirah inhabitants. It boasts of the diverse plant life indigenous to the UAE. All the plants and trees here require minimal watering to thrive.
2) Palm Views: It is a modern world wonder. Palm Views offers a grand waterfront at the heart of Jumeirah ethos. Palm Views provides an ultra-modern waterfront living for the people. You can quickly view Palm Marina, Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf from the comfort of your home.
3) Golden Mile: The first shopping and dining destination. It comprises of 10 similar, interconnected buildings situated on the western part of the island. There is a total of 11 buildings and provide unmatchable leisure to the people who reside here. The developers are still trying to exploit the potential of the project fully.
Palm Jumeirah is the epitome of luxurious residential complexes for people. If it is in your budget and if the location suits you the best, it is a must for you to invest in the property here. Palm Jumeirah can provide you a high-class residential destination for your entire life. With its scenic beauty and well-planned architecture, you are bound to fall in love with the place. After all, living on the world’s largest artificial island is a dream for many people.