Palm Jumeirah is the largest manmade island on the planet. Set on the coast of the Arabian Sea, in the dynamic city of Dubai, it is an eye-catching landmark of the world. A giant archipelago designed in the shape of a palm tree whose fourteen fronds are fringed with beach-side houses and villas. The spinal ‘trunk’ has apartment buildings, shops, hotels, marinas, spas, and its very own monorail.
It spread over an area of 560 hectares and was divided into three main areas;
- The Crescent,
- Trunk and
The iconic luxury hotel resort, Atlantis The Palm, is located on the peak of the Palm.
The twenty Shoreline Apartments buildings on the east side of the Trunk house two and a half thousand luxury apartments of varying sizes while at the end of the Trunk is the Village Centre with another thousand apartments. And then there are the villas and houses on the fronds themselves, an estimated two thousand and still counting.
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.
Proximity to Landmarks:
- 42 minutes drive to Al Maktoum International Airport
- 20 minutes drive to Burj Al Arab
- 19 minutes drive to The Walk JBR
- 19 minutes drive to Mall of the Emirates
- 24 minutes drive to Dubai Mall
- 32 minutes drive to La Mer by Meraas
- 46 minutes drive to Dubai International Airport
- 20 minutes drive to Ibn Battuta Mall
Hotels in Palm Jumeirah:
Few top-favorite hotels in Palm Jumeirah are:
- Hotel Fairmont The Palm
- Atlantis The Palm
- Anantara The Palm
- FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel
- C Central Resort The Palm
Schools in Palm Jumeirah:
The nurseries in Palm Jumeirah include Blossom Nursery, Redwood Montessori Nursery, and Asya’s Nursery.
GEMS Wellington International School and American School of Dubai are popular schools near Palm Jumeirah Dubai. The International School of Choueifat in Al Sufouh area is another notable option.
The waterfront community is just next to Dubai Knowledge Park where there are several educational institutions as well as universities such as Middlesex University, University of Wollongong, and the American University of Dubai. There is also a music and dance school in Palm Jumeirah called the Melodica Music Centre.
Clinics and Hospitals:
Some medical clinics in Palm Jumeirah are the Emirates Hospitals Clinic Palm Jumeirah, Dr. Joy Dental Clinic, ConfiDent Dubai Palm, and Al Das Medical Clinic. One can also consider reaching Al Zahra Hospital Dubai at Sheikh Zayed Road, a 10-minute drive from the Trunk, and the Canadian Hospital Dubai, which is under a 15-minutes drive away from the Palm.
Pros of living in Palm Jumeirah:
- It has beautiful waterfront views.
- It is a self-sufficient neighborhood.
- It has a variety of hotels and restaurants here.
Cons of living in Palm Jumeirah:
- There are still several projects which are under construction.
- Living here is expensive.
- It is not connected to Dubai Metro.