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  • Address: Al Sufouh Road
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Palm Islands & the World

The Palm Islands is an audacious trio of palm-shaped offshore developments in Dubai. Home to a mix of leisure, residential, marina and commercial constructions, the islands form the shape of date palms linked to the mainland by causeways.

The most complete of these artificial island developments is Palm Jumeirah, near Dubai Marina in Jumeirah. Construction began in 2001, and the first residents moved into their new island homes in 2007. The glitzy Atlantis resort opened in 2008, and further construction of beaches, shopping malls, hotel resorts and theme parks is under way. Palm Jebel Ali will be constructed further west, near the Abu Dahbi border. The third development, Palm Deira, is under way on the other side of the Creek in Deira.

The World is an equally ambitious project taking place in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, 4 km (2.5 miles) offshore. Replicating the globe, from Iceland to Asia, the huge project covers 9 km (5.5 miles) of reclaimed land but is many years from completion.

Practical Info

The best way to view the Palm Islands development is from the air or atop one of Dubai’s many high-rise skyscrapers, such as the Observation Deck at the Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai RIB Boat Cruise: Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina

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Speed around Dubai’s coastline on a 1.5-hour cruise by RIB (rigid-inflatable boat), and see Dubai Marina, the man-made archipelago of Palm Jumeirah, and more! ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise, Dubai, Day Cruises
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Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Jet around the spectacular Palm Jumeirah on a speedboat during an exciting 2-hour cruise from Dubai Marina! Choose from three start times and hold tight as ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Palm Jumeirah Jetski Rental Tour, Dubai, Day Cruises
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Palm Jumeirah Jetski Rental Tour

The Palm Jumeirah Jetski rental tour is an unforgettable Dubai Jetski tour of the most beautiful views of Dubai from the sea. Rent our brand new Yamha Jetski ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $205.00
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Helicopter Flight in Dubai

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See Dubai’s flamboyant sights from the air on a 15- or 25-minute helicopter flight over the city! Aboard a 5-seater helicopter with clear glass sides, ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 15 or 25 minutes

From USD $220.00
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Dubai Seaplane Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Take to the skies above Dubai on a 40-minute seaplane flight, and enjoy incredible aerial views of the city’s finest attractions and flagship landmarks. Choose ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $372.80
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