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


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 Seaplane Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 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.)

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Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise

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

From USD $130.00

Dubai Modern Development Tour

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Experience the newest face of Dubai on a 5-hour tour of its architectural wonders. With an expert guide, learn how the high-octane emirate has mushroomed since ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Dubai Sunrise Seaplane Flight Including Dubai Creek Abra Boat Ride and City Sightseeing

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Admire spectacular Dubai from the air, land and water on this small-group early morning seaplane flight and city tour. Just after sunrise, take off from the ...  Read more

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