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Palm Jumeirah: Dubai’s Man-made Artificial Island

By Rushenka Christopher - April 23, 2020

Dubai is an alluring megacity that has some of the most spectacular architectural masterpieces in the world. With visions that seemed out of the ordinary, Dubai has managed to successfully establish and deliver the first and smallest manmade islands which is a part of the archipelago of Palm Islands. This stunning piece of paradise is the Palm Jumeirah which is truly an engineering and design feat.

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How to get here:

As tourism was the main idea behind the concept of building an island altogether, the architects have made sure that it is very well connected to the mainland.

You can take a taxi from Dubai airport or take the monorail, which is the first monorail in the UAE. You can also take the line 9 sky bus. If you’re in the mood for a road trip, hire a car at the airport and drive down and it would take you somewhere around 30 mins to reach the island.

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Top things to do in Palm Jumeirah:

1. Dubai Palm Cruise tour

This one hour cruise gives you an amazing view of the Dubai Marina Skylines as it takes you around the inner line of the island. The guide will give you insightful information about the architectural designs as you sail around and you can also get a picture of the Atlantis up-close.

2. Hop-On Hop-off  Big Bus Dubai

Find your way around the island in the most comfortable ways possible by getting a ticket for one of these tours. With an audio guide in 12 languages, you can learn about the history of every building on the island. This tour takes you around and has a ton of stops where you can hop off and visit each place and spend as much time as you like. If you want to explore the island at your own pace, this is your best bet.

3.  Aquaventure WaterPark at Atlantis, The Palm

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This is definitely one of the top theme parks in Dubai. Spend an entire day experiencing all the thrilling rides that this waterpark has to offer. It’s a wonderful way to unwind and relax in the most fun way especially if you are traveling with your family.

4. Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm

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This is a marine wonderland with a collection of 10 chambers that allows you to explore the legendary lost city of Atlantis. It houses the largest open-air marine habitat which has hundreds of different species of fishes and planktons. You also definitely do not want to miss the daily aqua theatre show where you can see scuba divers feed these fishes right in from of you.

5. Al Ittihad Park

This ecofriendly park is spread across an area of 100 000 sq meters and is home to more than 60 species of trees. Who said you can’t work out while you’re on vacation? You can spend a good couple of hours walking around this beautiful park or head out to the designated jog track for a fun run around the park. This park has gym equipment and cafes with healthy food. You could call this a fancy open-air gym.

6. The Palm Jumeirah Beach

The beach on this island is nothing but fascinating. There are hundreds of amazing places to eat and you can just chill by the beach and call it a day or you can choose to go windsurfing, take paddleboat classes or even Kayak around the island. The sundowners on the beach will put in right in the vacay mood so grab your favorite cocktail and watch pretty sunsets while you’re here.

7. Skydive

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Skydiving in the Palm Drop Zone is definitely a once in a lifetime experience as you get to view the wonderful Palm Islands and the Dubai city horizon from the skies making it one of the best places to skydive in the world. Take a leap of faith and just jump! You will not regret it.

There are tons of things you can do on the island and you will not be bored one bit while you’re here so whether you are traveling with family or as a couple or even if your here with your friends, this island perfectly caters to everyone’s needs.

If you are planning to visit the city of Dubai you might definitely want to spend a couple of days on this island because The Palm Jumeirah is a land of endless vacation possibilities so reach out to the destination experts at Pickyourtrail and start crafting your dreamy vacation to Dubai right away. 

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