The Palm Jumeirah is one of the three islands which form ‘The Palm Trilogy’ located on the Dubai coast in the UAE. This is followed by The Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira. It is one of the world’s largest manmade islands and has been developed by Nakheel Properties. The Palm Jumeirah has a number of hotels, resorts and hotel residences including Atlantis, Oceana, Oceana Residences, Tiara Residences and Waldorf Astoria.
Once all the three islands are complete, the result would be an extension of Dubai’s shoreline by 323 miles. Shaped like a palm tree, the island has a trunk, a crown with 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent-shaped island. West Asia’s first monorail connects the island to the mainland. Following a number of years of feasibility study, the Palm Jumeirah was launched in 2001 with reclamation starting in the same year. From the end of 2006, the island’s first residences – comprising 4,000 luxury villas and apartments were handed over in a phased manner. Since then, tourism, leisure and retail elements of the island have been developed, creating a spectacular world renowned residential and tourism destination.