A man-made archipelago, Palm Jumeirah is one of the three planned Palm Islands and the newest in the list of attractions that Dubai has to offer. The island offers tourists a host of activities to indulge in. From up-market shopping malls to hotels to luxury beach resorts, Palm Jumeirah Islands have it all. It is, indeed, just another example of Dubai’s uninhibited fantasies put perfectly in perspective.
A 6-lane highway bridge leads to the man-made island which clearly stands out among all other Dubai attractions. The marvel is also home to the popular Atlantis – The Palm and a number of exciting theme parks.
Checkout some amazing things you can do during your visit to such a wonderful place;
Standing proud at the top of the Palm, the rose-hued Atlantis is one of Dubai’s most recognizable landmarks. It’s home to a five-star hotel, celebrity chef restaurants, and a pulse-racing selection of entertainment and leisure options. Unleash your inner kid at Aqua venture Waterpark, where you can ride record-breaking waterslides (including one that shoots you through a shark tank), splash in the pools, or kick back with a cocktail on the private beach.
The underwater thrills don’t end when you leave the waterpark. While you’re at Atlantis, swim with dolphins at Dolphin Bay, get up close and personal with the resident sea lions, and take a tour of The Lost Chambers Aquarium, where you can snorkel or dive through lagoons that are teeming with 65,000 marine animals, including 14 species of sharks and rays. For something a little more sedate, sign up for a yoga session, where you’ll feel underwater as you’re surrounded by marine life, all without getting wet.
Strap in for a wild ride with Splash Tours. The pulse-racing, 90-minute speedboat ride sets off from Dubai Marina, cruising around the Palm Jumeirah and pausing for a photo in front of the Atlantis. You’ll then jet onto the Burj Al Arab before sailing past some of Dubai’s most lavish royal palaces.
If you’d prefer something a little less hair-raising, explore the calm waters surrounding the Palm Jumeirah with SeaYou. Join a guided kayak tour and paddle around the crescent, taking in views of Dubai Marina, Burj al Arab, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Or, put your balance to the test with a Stand-Up Paddle boarding session, including yoga and Pilates classes in the calm waters surrounding the Palm. If you’re traveling with a big group, why not take one of SeaYou’s dragon boats out for a spin?
For the ultimate adrenaline rush, jump out of a plane as it cruises over the Palm Jumeirah. Skydive Dubai offers tandem skydives at the premium Palm Drop zone, reaching speeds of up to 120 mph and offering eye-popping views of the Palm, the Dubai Marina, and the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.