The Palm

The Palm overview

Flying into Dubai offers one of the most spectacular views of Dubai from above: The Palm Jumeirah. The Palm Island is a manmade constructed island that is shaped like a palm tree. Surrounding the Palm is a crescent shaped island designed to protect the Palm from storms and waves.

The Palm is one of the only structures in the world that is actually visible from space to the naked eye. The Palm includes many residential buildings, tourist attractions, hotels and entertainment centers.  It is also home to the well-known Atlantis Resort.


Construction began in 2001 to create the Palm Island Jumeirah. Sand used to construct the Palm Island was taken from the bottom of the Persian Gulf. The sand was then sprayed onto the designated areas by a process called rainbowing. The Palm is made up of only sand and rocks; no steel or concrete was used while constructing it.

By 2006 residents were already moving into housing complexes on the Palm. In 2014 the Palm Jumeirah was officially completed. The Palm is an iconic structure of Dubai and is visited by thousands of tourists daily.

The Palm created a large source of revenue for Dubai. It helped Dubai to diversify its economy beyond oil. There are plenty of things to do on the Palm Islands. Here is a list of some of the top attractions on the Palm Islands.


Things to Do on The Palm

  • Atlantis Dive Center
  • Aquaventure Waterpark
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Dolphin Bay
  • Eden Beach Club Dubai
  • ShuiQi Spa
  • Nasimi Beach Club

Where to eat on The Palm

  • Frevo
  • Brunello
  • Maui Beach Bar
  • Senara
  • Solis
  • Crescendo
  • The Edge

Where to stay on The Palm

  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  • Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  • Anantara Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
  • Rixos The Palm Dubai

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