Palm Jumeirah

September 6th 2016

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Dublin never ceases to amaze everyone with its luxury and riches. UAE is not the only country that has large reserves of oil, but it has established itself high above all those countries in terms of sightseeing and especially Dubai tourism. They constructed the Burj Khalifa, holder of 7 Guinness records. They also have the world’s most expensive hotel – Burj Al Arab. But even that wasn’t enough for them, so they came up with the idea of the biggest archipelago of artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah.

 

Its construction began in 2001 as 14000 unskilled labor worked day and night to create the artificial archipelago. Millions of tons of sand and stones were thrown into the Persian Gulf to make the shape of the most popular Eastern tree.

It houses a number of hotels, resorts and residences. Two of its most famous resorts and hotels are described below.This monstrosity covers an area of 46 hectares and comprises of a crescent that symbolizes Islam and acts as a breakwater. It is connected to the Palm top by through an underground tunnel. The fronds, a  trunk and 16 leaves, complete the palm and the total area is almost as big as 800 football fields is the second man-made structure that can be seen from the surface of the moon. The only transportation means from land, Palm Jumeirah Monorail, was opened on 30th April 2009, which makes it the first monorail in the Middle East. By the end of 2006, the island’s first 4,000 luxury villas and apartments were handed over to their owners. It is part of a trilogy and the Palm Jabel Ali and the Palm Deira will follow in the same architectural style.

 

 

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

This 5-star resort is inspired by the Ottoman Era and has the most stunning style. It is located on the west crescent of Palm Jumeirah and has awe inspiring details. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offers rooms and suites, spa services, memorable dining experiences, meetings, events and residences. It consist 379 elegant guest rooms, 26 lavish suites and 38 Royal residences. The Spa houses 42 treatment rooms, steam rooms, snow rooms, saunas, Turkish Hammam and 8 hydrotherapy rooms.

Atlantis - The Palm

Boasting of award-winning restaurants, Atlantis is one of Dubai’s luxury resorts that go beyond your imaginations. It includes a 17 hectare water park that features exciting marine and entertainment attractions. The rooms are especially designed to indulge the guests and to provide absolute comfort and unrivalled luxury. All the rooms provide magnificent views of the Arabian Sea, the beach or the spectacular skyline. They also have the infamous underwater suite which offers breathtaking view of the marine creatures.  

Since its opening, the leisure, retail and Dubai tourism have been immensely enhanced. Also known as the eighth wonder, this magnificent structure had been internationally recognized as a spectacular residential and tourism destination. The next time you visit Dubai, Palm Jumeirah should top your list of the places to visit in Dubai. Have fun!