Exploring.....The Palm Jumeirah
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Exploring The Leading Attractions In Dubai - The Palm Jumeirah
Visible from space and built from nothing, the construction of the Palm Jumeirah ranks on a par with any man made creation on the planet.
Exploring Dubai's Finest - The Palm Jumeirah
True to its name, the Palm Island is shaped like…a palm tree. The trunk of the island acts as a main artery to the 17 different fronds of the island through an 8 lane motorway. This motorway will also take you to the tip of the Palm. Don’t forget to check out the Palm Monorail also. While the Island has a surrounding crescent island that acts as a 6.8 mile long breakwater, to get there you must use a sub-sea tunnel.
Now whether you are visiting the Palm Island for recreation or looking to set up a residence there, the Palm Island offers the best developments the world has to offer. As far as hotels, resorts, and hotel residences’ go, here are a few options available on the Palm Island:
• Royal Club, Dubai
• Atlantis, The Palm
• Rixos, The Palm Dubai
• Kempinski Hotel and Residences
• The Fairmont Palm Hotel and Resort
• The Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah
• The Residences, Palm Jumeirah
• Beach Apartments, Palm Jumeirah
• Palm Jumeirah Residences
• One and Only The Palm
• Tiara Residence
• Oceana Residence, Palm Jumeirah
• Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
• Oceana, The Palm Jumeirah
If you are looking for a more permanent residence on the Island, there are many options to choose from just within the Signature Villas, Garden Home, and Canal Cove Town Homes. If you go this route, be ready to rub elbows with many famous entertainers and sports personalities of the world.
Regardless of why you are on the Palm Island, you will be hard pressed to run out of things to do. From the endless stretching beaches and marinas, to the world class cafes, restaurants, and retail outlets, there is something for everyone.
Adding to the already numerous options the Palm Island has to offer to its visitors and residents, Nakheel Properties recently announced a USD $217.7 million retail and entertainment project due to be completed in 2016.
The project known as The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, will be constructed on the tip of Palm Jumeirah. The Gulf Technical Construction Company has been awarded the USD $102 million contract to build this facility that will host an assortment of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
The first video below shows some good views of the Palm taken from the Monorail transport system. The second gives some stunning footage of the 2013/2014 new years fireworks displays. The third is a promotional video focused in extolling the lifestyle you could expect from living owning a property there.
For more Palm Jumeirah videos you'll want to take a look at the dedicated Youtube channel.
The fact that Dubai is home to the largest man made island in the world will come as no surprise. This modern engineering marvel actually increases Dubai’s shoreline by 320 miles.
The Palm Jumeirah island itself is 3.1 miles x 3.1 miles, and has a total area of more than 800 football fields.
In order to accomplish this feat of building skill, Nakheel Properties, a Dubai government owned company, started construction in June of 2001, and utilized 94,000,000 cubic meters of sand and over 7 million tons of rock.
Six years and $12.3 billion US dollars later, the Palm Jumeirah had become the world’s largest artificial island.
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