A dazzling display of magnificence that truly reflects the glory of this unique and remarkable island in Dubai. This palm tree shaped creation off the coast of Jumeirah Beach is the largest man-made island and has been dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World.
In an amazing feat of engineering, the Palm Jumeirah extends over 6 km into the Arabian Gulf. Once just a dream, its formation has forever changed the way we view the Dubai coastline and what is possible in the world. Its design, consisting of a trunk, 17 fronds, and surrounded by a crescent that serves as an 11 km breakwater has added over 520 km to Dubai’s coast, doubling its size. Its construction required 94 million cubic metres of sand and 7 million tons of rock.
Supporting the idea that Dubai is playground for the rich and famous, many celebrities, such as Brad Pitt, Donald Trump, Shah Rukh Khan, Tiger Woods, and David and Victoria Beckham, have added the Palm Jumeirah to their list of residences, making it one of the most exclusive communities in the world.
However, it was the addition of the Atlantis – The Palm resort at the island’s crest that injected life into the island, drawing thousands of tourists to its shores. Its grand opening in November 2008 was an extravaganza of monumental proportion, attracting the likes of Charlize Theron, Robert DeNiro, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Michael Jordon, Wesley Snipes, and Lindsay Lohan. Its spectacular fireworks display which spanned the entire island at a cost of over $20 million is the most expensive spectacle of its kind.
The Atlantis – The Palm is considered one of the world’s finest resorts. Its water park, AquaVenture, is an attraction in itself with the “Leap of Faith”, a 61-metre vertical waterslide, and Dolphin Bay, where guests get to be up close and personal, as they interact with these amazingly docile creatures.
But the Atlantis isn’t the only 5-star resort on the island, other world resort leaders, such as Kempinski, Fairmont, and One & Only, have made the Palm Island Dubai their home.
Although this Palm Island in Dubai took a hit with economic crisis of 2009 which brought development to a screeching halt, plans are now underway for further development, including a $898 million mall positioned at the base of the Palm’s trunk. The new mall with its futuristic design will encompass over 92,903 million m² with a monorail service running through its centre for easy access. Its just one of the many add-ons programmed for future release.
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