Palm Jumeirah Area Guide

The Palm Jumeirah is the unofficial 8th wonder of the world. Its Iconic status introduced Dubai to the world making it the most desired travel destination it is today. This man made marvel is the largest reclaimed Island in the world and was built within a time frame of 5 years. As its name suggests, The Palm Jumeirah is designed in the shape of a palm tree 4 kilometers into the Arabian Sea. The central trunk is home to a variety of apartment projects and penthouses such as Shoreline apartments, Tiara Residences, Oceana, Golden Mile, Marina residences that offer views of the Burj Al Arab and the open sea.

On the left-hand side of the trunk are a local park and walking trail for residents and a shopping Arcade with retail and coffee shops.

The community says:

  • Celebrities
  • Wealthy
  • Atlantis
  • Palm
  • Tourists
  • Glamorous
  • Fancy Cars
  • Tourists At The Top
  • Glitzy
  • Expensive
  • 8th Wonder

On the Map

Palm Jumeirah is not just an iconic symbol of Dubai’s fine architectural wonders, but an epitome of luxury for those who aspire to have a majestic lifestyle.

Dubai Marina: 15 minutes by car
Mall of the Emirates: 17 minutes by car
Dubai Mall: 25 minutes by car
DIFC: 23 minutes by car
Jebel Ali: 28 minutes by car
DXB Airport: 30 minutes by car
Al Maktoum International Airport DWTC: 35 minutes by car

The11km-long breakwater, or “crescent” is the crown of the palm where the Atlantis hotel is located in line with a huge list of 5-star hotels and resorts.

1.Atlantis
2.Burj Al Arab
3.Aqua Venture
4.Nakheel Mall (Upcoming)
5.Kempinski
6.Taj Grandeur
7.Anantara
8.Alef
9.The Kingdom of Shehbah

There are award winning restaurants and chefs who offer various cuisines to cater to international taste buds and all this within a close range of 11 km:

  1. Senara Restaurants
  2. Frevo – Fairmont The Palm
  3. Nobu
  4. Amala – Indian Cuisine
  5. Miyabi Sushi & Bento
  6. Saffron Restaurant
  7. Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant
  8. Social By Heinz Beck
  9. Kaleidoscope
  10. Seafire Steakhouse
  1. Asya’s Nursery – Palm Jumeirah
  2. Babilou – Palm Jumeirah
  3. Redwood Montessori nursery – Palm Dubai
  4. GEMS Wellington International School – Al Sufouh
  5. The International School of Choueifat – Hessa Street
  6. American School of Dubai – Barsha 1

All parts of the Palm are well served by roads, and the spinal highway connects to Sheik Zayed Road, the main north-south highway running through Dubai. Abu Dhabi is then about an hour’s drive and the airport about 50 minutes.

2017 will see the start of a scheme to provide proper pedestrian connections between residential buildings on the Palm’s trunk to local shops and restaurants. Pedestrian bridges on the 1.5 kilometer Palm Promenade will link the area’s 30 apartment buildings with Al Ittihad Park, Palm West Beach, and the Golden Mile-Galleria.

The aim is twofold; to create an urban community area that is connected to a growing number of retail, dining and entertainment facilities on The Palm, and to relieve the pressure on the main trunk road, which is becoming busier as more hotels, shops, and restaurants open in the area.

The speed of traffic on the trunk is currently impeded by pedestrian crossings, lights and speed bumps. By introducing pedestrian bridges traffic will be able to flow more freely.

The Palm also has its own monorail running the length of the trunk. It connects with the new tram system serving Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina where it stops alongside the Dubai Metro. At some future date, the monorail will connect directly to the Dubai Metro at Dubai Internet City station.

For those wishing to travel in style, there is a water taxi service that will pick you up from the Palm and take you anywhere on Dubai’s waterways.