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  • Address: Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Admission: Free

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Palm Islands & the World

Fly over Dubai, and you’ll notice something unusual about the shoreline—the Palm Islands and the World, some of the world’s largest artificial islands. From above, these islands resemble a trio of palm trees and a roughly circular world map, golden on the otherwise azure surface of the Persian Gulf.

First constructed in 2001 as part of one of the city’s mega development projects, the islands are always in various stages of development, especially the World, which is set to replicate the entire world and cover 5.5 miles (9 km) of reclaimed land. Although the palms are mainly home to a mix of leisure, residential, marina and commercial structures, visitors need not own property (or even stay in one of the hotels) on the completed Palm Jumeirah or any of the other islands to get a good look at this manmade wonder. Tours by speedboat, rigid-inflatable boat and jetski take visitors from the Dubai Marina to the Palm Jumeirah archipelago, where it’s possible to see the luxe hotels tower above the water and spot the Burj Al-Arab from afar.

The undeniably best views of the Palm Islands and the World are from the air. Flightseeing tours aboard a helicopter or seaplane provide the perfect bird’s-eye views—and photo ops—of these impressive archipelagos. Heading to the Observation Deck at the Burj Khalifa or to the top of one of the city’s many other high-rises skyscrapers is another way to see the sprawling development from above.

Practical Info

The completed Palm Jumeirah stretches 3.2 miles (5 km) by 3.2 miles. Although there is no public transit in place to reach the Palm Gateway Monorail Station on the coast, from here, travelers can take a 10-minute ride out to the tip of the palm to see the length of the artificial island from a good vantage point. Taxis can also drive out to palm leaves. Dubai’s famed Atlantis hotel, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Lost Chambers Aquarium are set on Palm Jumeirah.

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All-Inclusive Desert Safari, Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise Along the Marina, Dubai, null
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All-Inclusive Desert Safari, Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise Along the Marina

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

Make the most of your time in Dubai with this trio of disparate and delightful activities: start off with a desert safari, complete with a delicious barbecue ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Dubai Top 5 Tour, Dubai, Safaris
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Dubai Top 5 Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Dubai Top 5 is the best tour to see the iconic modern Places in the city and it is a very rich tours with its inclusions visiting the Palm Island Marina ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.00
Dubai Top 5 Attractions with Burj Khalifa Visit and Armani Hotel Dinner, Dubai, City Tours
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Dubai Top 5 Attractions with Burj Khalifa Visit and Armani Hotel Dinner

Enjoy your luxury dinner at the amazing Armani hotel which is part of Burj Khalifa tower. Visit the the world's tallest tower by using the fastest Elevator in ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $240.00
Private Dubai Sightseeing Tour, Dubai, Full-day Tours
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Private Dubai Sightseeing Tour

Have a great 4 hours tour with private tour guide and driver which will take you to the old & the new part of Dubai city. Drive through the palm island ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $390.00
Dubai Layover City Tour Including Burj Khalifa Tickets, Dubai, Private Tours
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Dubai Layover City Tour Including Burj Khalifa Tickets

Enjoy touring the city of Dubai and make the most out of your stay during your layover. Marvel at the most well known landmarks such as like the Palm Island ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Flexible

From USD $296.00
Helicopter Flight in Dubai, Dubai, Custom Private Tours
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Helicopter Flight in Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 144 Reviews

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
Dubai Seaplane Flight, Dubai, Helicopter Tours
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Dubai Seaplane Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 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 $466.00
Afternoon Tour Exploring The City of Dubai, Dubai, Air Tours
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Afternoon Tour Exploring The City of Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

In search of a bonafide tour of Dubai? There is nothing better than Full Day Explore City Tour that shares insider stories and covers all the fascinating, ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Modern Dubai tour with Burj Khalifa ticket, Dubai, City Tours
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Modern Dubai tour with Burj Khalifa ticket

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Discover soaring skyscrapers rising from the desert on this 6-hour modern Dubai tour with Burj Khalifa ticket. Watch luxury yachts bobbing on the waves in ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise, Dubai, City Tours
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Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 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

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