Dubai Sightseeing: Palma Jumeira Island
Palma Jumeira is one of the three artificial island located on the coast of Dubai and increasing the coastline of the city by more than 500 kilometers.
The construction of the island was started in 2001, and in 2006 it was passed under selective development. This is the smallest artificial island of Dubai, its size is 5 by 5 kilometers. During construction, the sand specially delivered from the seabed – "land" not suitable for its qualities.
Initially, the project provided for the formation of an artificial island in the form of a palm tree with 16 "Leaves" and the surrounding 11-kilometer rings of the islands-wave. In the process of construction, the project has repeatedly changed – they were expanded as "trunk" and "ring", So the straits between them, there was a double bridge on the mainland, the monorail road, as well as the bridge and underwater tunnel from the vertex "Stem" To located on "Ring" hotel complex "Atlantis" (Atlantis The Palm, open one of the first in September 2008.), Marina appeared Plus added one "sheet" Based on, and three tops practically merged together.
Construction such an extraordinary complex with a total area of about 25 kV. KM. I demanded the use of unique technologies and engineering solutions, so the innovativeness of the project The Palm Jumeirah immediately made it one of the most popular sights of Dubai.
The main pride of the Atlantis The Palm hotel built as the embodiment of the myth about Atlantis, is a huge labyrinth of oceanariums and pools, occupying 17 hectares, as well as the marine reserve, "Dolphiny Bay" (Scientific Center for Life Research Dolphins) and AquaVenture Water Park. Here you can not just consider the inhabitants through glasses, but also swim among dolphins, sharks and other ocean inhabitants.
After the official end of the development (in fact, it is still coming) here quickly grew by a whole "bush" Modern hotels (except the already mentioned Atlantis The Palm appeared & Only The Palm, Fairmont The Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Kempinski Hotel&Residence Palm Jumeirah and Rixos The Palm), private villas and residences, many of which belong to the stars of world values, several large shopping centers, the center of parachute sports, diving center and other infrastructure facilities.
Hotel Atlantis, in the territory of which water park and other entertainment.
How to get there: on MONORELS 300 meter bridge (barrel) or taxi.