As one of United Arab Emirates’ most impressive and well-known landmarks, Palm Jumeirah should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The manmade island in the shape of a palm tree is home to luxury resorts, exciting theme parks, and fabulous shopping and dining experiences.
To help you make the most of your time on this amazing island, here are our top 5 things to do:
1. Visit the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
With over 20 million gallons of water, 60 slides and rides, and a variety of marine life encounters, the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is one of Dubai’s biggest and best waterparks. Visitors can expect thrills, spills, and plenty of fun for all ages. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture memories of you sliding through Shark Tunnel or being surrounded by stingrays at Ray Lagoon.
2. Shop till you drop at The Walk or Marina Mall
The Walk is an open-air promenade located along the trunk of Palm Jumeirah that offers visitors a unique shopping experience with its Middle Eastern flair. For those who prefer air-conditioned comfort, Marina Mall is connected to The Walk via a bridge and provides a more traditional mall experience with over 200 stores, a food court, an ice rink, and a cinema.
3. Indulge in a luxury spa treatment
After a day of exploring or shopping, what could be better than being pampered at one of Palm Jumeirah’s many luxury spas? Visitors can choose from an extensive range of treatments such as facials, massages, body scrubs, and more. Or why not go all out and book a full-day spa package at Anantara Spa or AWAKEN Wellness? You deserve it!
4. Wine and dine in style
If you're looking for a luxurious dining experience, then some of the best restaurants on Palm Jumeirah include Zuma, Nobu Matsuhisa Dubai, Coya and Hakkasan. All of these restaurants offer exquisite dishes and stunning views of the Dubai skyline. However, they're also quite pricey so be prepared to spend a fair bit on dinner! With such stunning cuisines and delicacies, it’s no wonder that Palm Jumeirah has become a Mecca for food connoisseurs from all over the world.
5. Enjoy views of Dubai from atop Burj Al Arab
For those who want to experience Dubai’s skyline from above, a visit to Burj Al Arab is a must. The iconic hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Palm Jumeirah and offers stunning views of Dubai from its observation deck on the 27th floor. While you’re there, don’t forget to take some photos in front of the beautiful fountain outside the hotel!