Palm Islands, Dubai

The Palm Islands - world’s three largest man-made islands

The Palm Islands are sometimes referred to as the Palm Dubai or the Palms. This is basically the cluster of world’s three largest man-made islands that are built on the coastal area of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The entire project is being handled by Al Nakheel Properties or the Nakheel Corporation. This project is undoubtedly going to increase Dubai’s shoreline by at least 120km and build a large number of residential areas, leisure, and other entertainment areas.

The idea of building this island Palm was first announced in May 2002. It is expected that these three man-made artificial palm tree-shaped resort islands are expected to elevate Dubai’s position as a famous tourist destination. Recently, the Palm Islands have also been named “the Eighth Wonder of the World”.

The two Dubai islands, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Jumeirah are built in the shape of date palm trees and both of them consist of a trunk, 17 fronds each and a crescent island encircle the whole structure. The back portion of this island forms the breakwater. These islands together will house over 60 luxury hotels, 4,000 private residential villas, 1,000 outstanding water homes and 5,000 apartments on the shore, harbor, shopping malls, restaurants, water theme parks, health spas, sports facilities, cinemas and many other places created as diving sites.

The Palm, Jumeirah-Dubai or the the Jumeirah Palm island is a place of retreat and a residential area for living, relaxing and unwinding at the same time. The islands will also house some themed boutique hotels, three types of villas namely, signature villas, town homes and garden homes. The shoreline apartments are absolutely marvelous.

The Palm, Jebel Ali-Dubai, or the Jebel Ali Palm island is mainly an entertainment destination for both children and adults. This island will be made 50% bigger than the Palm Jumeirah, and will house six marinas, a "sea village", one water theme park and water homes created on stilts in between the fronds and the crescent.

The Palm, Deira-Dubai or the Palm Deira islands were announced on the 5th of October 2004. The crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum planned for this island.

The Palm Deira will be the biggest of the three palm islands covering 14 km in length and 8.5 km in width once finished.

Published On: Friday, July 19th, 2013