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Palm Jumeirah

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HIGHLIGHTS

ABOUT PALM JUMEIRAH

The self-proclaimed eighth wonder of the world, Palm Jumeirah is the largest manmade island on the planet. Set on the coast of the Arabian Sea, in the dynamic city of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah is an eye-catching landmark of the world. As the name suggests, it is built in the shape of a palm tree which is a common plant in the Middle East. The Palm Jumeirah island constitutes of the Trunk, the Crescent and 16 Fronds, together forming its unique shape. This area is home to an exceptional collection of luxury villas, townhouses, apartments and hotels. Boasting world-class facilities and aesthetic views, living in Palm Jumeirah is an experience in itself. You can find an assortment of gourmet restaurants, chic cafes, adventurous entertainment facilities that serve both the faint of heart and the adrenaline junkies.

Palm Jumeirah comes in first among the most popular areas for buying villas in Dubai and fourth among the most popular area for buying apartments according to Bayut’s Annual Real Estate Market Report for Dubai 2019. It is a highly sought-after location for buying properties in Dubai, especially among investors.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • The largest man-made island in the world
  • Built in the shape of a palm tree at the coast of the Arabian Sea
  • The self-proclaimed eighth wonder of the world
  • Home to a wide collection of beachfront apartments, villas and the iconic hotel resort, Atlantis The Palm
  • Each of the villas has its own private beach
  • The monorail connects the different areas in the Palm

NEIGHBOURHOOD

COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

The community of Palm Jumeirah is one that evokes exceptional luxury. Equipped with world-class facilities, the properties around here are one of a kind. Filled with a vibrant collection of restaurants, cafes, entertainment facilities and a sparkling nightlife; it offers the perfect lifestyle for socialites.

PROPERTIES IN PALM JUMEIRAH

Featuring outstanding luxury living facilities, the properties in Palm Jumeirah consist of an exceptional collection of hotelsapartmentsvillas and townhouses. All of the apartments are concentrated on the Trunk of the Palm while all the villas are lined along each of the Fronds. Further, the iconic luxury hotel resort, Atlantis The Palm, is located on the peak of the Palm on the Crescent along with some other resorts such as Anantara The Palm.

You can find a wide array of residential buildings in Palm Jumeirah that offer studios, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom apartments as well as 6-bedroom luxury penthouses. Some popular apartment developments include Shoreline Apartments, Marina Residences, Oceana and Tiara Residences among several others. Most of the residential apartments offer beautiful views across the Arabian Gulf.

If you are looking for renting an apartment in Palm Jumeirah, you can expect to pay a starting annual rent of AED 55k for studios and AED 60k for 1-bedroom flats. Due to the location, views and luxury construction, rental trends tend to fall on the higher end of the spectrum. Renting a 2-bedroom apartment in Palm Jumeirah would cost around AED 141k while 3-bed apartments are up for rent at a starting price of AED 130k.

Similarly, a larger unit spanning across 4,500 sq. ft., say, 4-bedroom apartments for rent in Palm Jumeirah require an annual sum of around AED 220k. If you are interested in renting a penthouse in Palm Jumeirah, the options range from 3, 4 and 5-bed units in Tiara Residences, Shoreline Apartments, The Crescent and Marina Residences.

On the other hand, the villas for rent in Palm Jumeirah come with a yearly price tag that starts from AED 240k. These properties are most suitable for anyone looking to live closer to the waterfront at a self-sustained location. There’s a range of rental properties on offer including furnished villas in Palm Jumeirah, brand new units, independent houses with private garden and pool and luxury villas for rent.

The vibrant collection of villas offer a private beachfront living experience unlike any other and is one of the main highlights of Palm Jumeirah. Catering to several different style choices and floor plans, there is a wide range of luxury villas and townhouses to choose from, there are traditional Arabic style houses, ultra-modern high-tech villas and luxurious vacation homes.

For a 3-bedroom villa in Palm Jumeirah, you will need around AED 230k and over AED 350k for renting 4-bedroom villas. The rents for 5-bedroom villas start from AED 280k and AED 400k for 6-bed villas in Palm Jumeirah.

According to your needs and preferences, you can choose from a plethora of cosy 2-bedroom homes and spacious 3-bedroom villas all the way to luxury 7-bedroom mansions. Some of the popular collections in the Palm are Signature Villas, Golden Homes and Canal Cove.

HOTELS IN PALM JUMEIRAH

Palm Jumeirah is not only a residential paradise, but a perfect holiday destination for tourists. There are many beachfront hotels and resorts, each with a unique set of amenities and entertainment facilities on offer. We will look into a few top-favourite hotels in Palm Jumeirah including:

  • Hotel Fairmont The Palm
  • Dukes The Palm
  • Atlantis The Palm
  • Anantara The Palm

Starting from The Crescent on the left, Hotel Fairmont is a premium 5-star lodging hotel with access to a private beach. It is also close to Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel, another 4-star staycation on the list. Dukes The Palm is a 5-star hotel on the trunk. Besides many waterfront suites, it has an indoor pool, spa, restaurants and bars.

Atlantis The Palm is a major highlight of this area. It requires no introduction being one of the most visited tourist site in Dubai. Helicopter tours at the Atlantis and family-favourite, water park adventures keep the resort booked in all four seasons. Lastly, Anantara The Palm and FIVE Palm Jumeirah are also highly coveted during the vacation season.

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN PALM JUMEIRAH

As for parking spaces in Palm Jumeirah, most apartments and villas come with a dedicated parking facility for the residents, otherwise there is street parking available.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN PALM JUMEIRAH

When it comes to public transportation in Palm Jumeirah, there isn’t any metro line connection to the Palm. However, it has a monorail that starts from the Trunk of the Palm and travels to the hotel resort of Atlantis at the far end.

AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE

SUPERMARKETS IN PALM JUMEIRAH

There are several supermarkets in Palm Jumeirah dotted along its Trunk. There are two branches of Milk & Honey Gourmet, Spinneys, Organic Foods & Café as well as Allday Fresh Supermarket among others.

CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN PALM JUMEIRAH

Abdul Rahman Siddik Mosque is the only mosque in Palm Jumeirah. It is in fact, one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai. For those who follow other faiths, the Fellowship Church in Dubai is only 10 minutes away from the entrance of the Palm. You can also reach The Redeemed Christian Church of God in under 12 minutes from Palm Jumeirah or longer depending upon which part of the island you are living in. The nearest temple is the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Yaba which takes around 11 minutes to reach from the Palm’s entrance.

SCHOOLS IN PALM JUMEIRAH

Other than Abdullah Darwish, there aren’t many schools in Palm Jumeirah. Nevertheless, you do not have to worry about your children’s schooling as there are several options at easily accessible locations. GEMS Wellington International School located in Al Sufouh 1 (UK/IB curriculum) is nearby. There is also the American School of Dubai (American syllabus) in Al Barsha 1 which is a popular school near Palm Jumeirah, among several others nearby.

Also, there are several nurseries in Palm Jumeirah where you can send younger kids. Some notable ones include Redwood Montessori Nursery, Babilou Palm Jumeirah and Asya’s Nursery. There is also a music school in Palm Jumeirah called as the Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre and Melodica Music Centre as well as Mozart Training Centre for Arts and Dance.

Palm Jumeirah is just next to Dubai Knowledge Park where there are several educational institutions as well as universities such as Middlesex UniversityUniversity of Wollongong and the American University of Dubai.

CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN PALM JUMEIRAH

The medical clinics in Palm Jumeirah are the Emirates Hospitals Clinic Palm Jumeirah, Dr Joy Dental Clinic, ConfiDent Dubai Palm and Al Das Medical Clinic. You can also reach Al Zahra Hospital Dubai at Sheikh Zayed Road in just under 10 minutes from the Trunk of Palm Jumeirah as well as the Canadian Hospital Dubai at JLT in under 15 minutes from the Palm.

NEARBY AREAS

Palm Jumeirah sits on the Arabian Gulf with a wonderful view of the coastline of Dubai and the iconic sail-shaped hotel, Burj Al Arab. The community is located right across Knowledge Village and Dubai Internet City.

It also neighbours the residential hub and leisure destination, Dubai Marina. The community is accessible from the central marina in around 12 minutes by car via route D92. There’s Jumeirah Lake Towers on one side of the Palm along and Al Sufouh 1 on the other.

Further, residents have easy access to several residential clusters such as the Emirates Living Communities; The Greens, The Views and a few others.

LIFESTYLE

SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

MALLS IN PALM JUMEIRAH

Golden Mile Galleria is the first shopping and dining destination in this iconic landmark, that caters as a mall in Palm Jumeirah. It has many retail stores, waterfront dining venues and hosts many events for the community. The Pointe by Nakheel is another shopping mall located across the Atlantis Hotel. It also has many restaurants, luxury retail brands and Reel Cinemas.

RESTAURANTS IN PALM JUMEIRAH

There is an abundance of restaurants in Palm Jumeirah. You can choose from a range of culinary varieties native to several different parts of the world. You can dine at the Simply Italian Restaurant and the Quattro Passi Ristorante for some classic Italian flavour, Frevo in Fairmont The Palm is best for Brazillian cuisine, Miyabi Sushi & Bento will satisfy your Japanese cravings and Arjee Bhajee offers flavorful Indian delicacies. Some other restaurants you can find are the Great British RestaurantWest 14th SteakhouseAbyat and many more.

The Pointe is home to a wide range of casual and fine-dining restaurants overlooking the water. Popular casual dining restaurants in The Pointe include Bareburger, Per Te, La Brioche and more. Well-known fine dining restaurants are Kyo Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine, Ena which is known for its Greek dishes and Rue Royal Restaurant which is a French eatery

BEACHES IN PALM JUMEIRAH

You can’t really talk about Palm Jumeirah without mentioning the beaches. One of the main highlights of the residences in this man-made wonder is the exceptional beachfront living that it offers. Each of the villas along the Fronds of Palm Jumeirah has their own private beach.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS

The Palm Jumeirah island itself is one of the most notable landmarks of Dubai and the world at large. Within the community, the most notable landmark is the luxury hotel, Atlantis The Palm. Set at the apex of the Palm at the centre of the wide Crescent, Atlantis is more than just a hotel, it is the ultimate leisure destination. There are a number of leisure and entertainment facilities available here such as the Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point and the Lost Chambers Aquarium, all of which are perfect for water-sports enthusiasts.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY

Palm Jumeirah promotes outdoor activities in various ways. There are several parks in the area and the Boardwalk, which stretches along the outer Crescent in Palm Jumeirah is a favourite for hiking as it overlooks the Arabian Sea and provides a pleasant sea breeze. Some of the parks in Palm Jumeirah that you can find are Al Ittihad ParkPalm Jumeirah Park and Palm Island Dubai.

As for gyms in Palm Jumeirah, many of the residential developments have their own fitness facilities. There is also a Platinum Fitness First in the Golden Mile Galleria. There is a kids gym in Palm Jumeirah too, called the Little Gladiators Kids Gym. For those who fancy rowing a boat to get fit or just for fun can find Monty’s Rowing School & Club. For the yogis and its aspirants, there is the Yoga La Vie Dubai.

Some of the beauty salons and spas in Palm Jumeirah are the Vanilla by Jelena in the Shoreline Apartments building 10, Esthetic Sense in Golden Mile, The Loft Fifth Avenue, Toni & Guy among several others. There is also a bridal shop in Palm Jumeirah called the Bridal Makeover.

UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS

Just when you think you are done exploring the self-proclaimed 8th wonder of the world, Palm Jumeirah, the developers add a new destination to the wish-list. One such developments is the Nakheel Mall by leading real estate development company in Dubai. Opened in late 2019, the mall has a range of activities on offer from brand outlets and restaurants to cinemas.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

As much as it is a sight to behold and a wonder to experience, Palm Jumeirah is a luxury that not many can afford. Although it is a lucrative investment option, long-term residency in Palm Jumeirah cannot always be completely desirable as it is quite a distance from many major parts of the city. However, it is one of the most family-friendly locations in Dubai especially for those looking to move to a luxury apartment.

FAQS ABOUT PALM JUMEIRAH

WHAT IS PALM JUMEIRAH FAMOUS FOR?

Palm Jumeirah is a popular vacation spot and tourist site in Dubai most famous for its hotels, leisure activities and luxurious apartments.

CAN I GO TO PALM JUMEIRAH?

Palm Jumeirah is open to the public throughout the year. The entrance to the island is free.

CAN YOU WALK AROUND PALM JUMEIRAH?

Palm Jumeirah is huge. This giant archipelago is visible from the space. You can always take a stroll around but walking from hotels to the leisure spots isn’t advisable.

HOW CAN I SEE PALM JUMEIRAH?

The best way to see Palm Jumeirah is by taking a taxi to the Gateway Monorail Station and then the monorail to the top.

CAN I VISIT ATLANTIS WITHOUT STAYING THERE?

Tourists and travelers who do not wish to stay at the Atlantis resorts can still visit its amenities and the Aquaventure Water Parks and the Bahamas. All you will need is a day pass while the guests in the Bahamas must e staying at a partner hotel to buy a ticket.

WHAT CAN YOU DO AT ATLANTIS FOR FREE?

There is some free stuff to do at Atlantis like catching a movie at the theater and watching marine life at the lagoons.

IS THE AQUARIUM AT ATLANTIS FREE?

Marine Habitat at Atlantis is free after 6 pm.

LOCATION

  • Sheikh Zayed Road can be accessed from in around 16 to 21 minutes.
  • Dubai International Airport takes 30 minutes to reach by car.
  • You can reach the Downtown Dubai district in under 30 minutes.

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