Things to do on the Palm Jumeirah
As one of the most instantly recognisable destinations in the world, the Palm Jumeirah was always going to be a popular place to find your dream home. As well as beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches, crashing waves and unrivalled views of Dubai Marina, the Arabian Gulf and the Burj Al Arab, the location offers some of the finest options in residential properties. From luxury signature villas to bespoke contemporary apartments, internationally renowned hotel residences to duplex penthouses with first class amenities; potential home buyers and investors are literally spoilt for choice. But setting the standard for quality properties isn’t the only thing that attracts visitors and residents alike. There are so many reasons why people keep coming back to the Palm and why you could spend a lifetime there without ever getting bored.
Here are our top picks of amazing things to do on the Palm Jumeirah, whether you are visiting, currently live there or just wish you did…..
Your little ones won’t fail to be inspired by the UAE’s largest aquarium at The Lost Chambers at Atlantis the Palm. There are over 65,000 marine animals for them to discover, not to mention the opportunity to swim with sharks and dolphins. If they are looking for more speed in their excursion, you can also include a trip to Aquaventure Waterpark where slides, splashes and waves await. For those with older children, how about a sightseeing tour with a difference? Water sports experts SeaYou offer a guided Kayak tour of the Palm that offers insightful knowledge, great views and a bit of fitness for the whole family.
Skydiving? Speed Boat? Helicopter Ride? Plummeting Water Slides? There is nothing stale about downtime on the Palm Jumeirah. Whether you want to go higher or faster, there is an activity to get your blood pumping and your adrenaline flowing. See the sights from a helicopter tour that will make you feel like you are in a James Bond movie or make waves from your speed boat tour as you breeze past the super yachts. You can even spend your morning testing your nerve as you plunge into the depths at record speeds at the Atlantis waterpark and then your afternoon floating down over the iconic Palm tree after jumping from your Skydive Dubai plane.
If shopping is a serious endeavour for you, you won’t be disappointed by the options on show for you across the Palm Jumeirah. Not only are there various malls to choose from, including Golden Mile Galleria Mall, The Pointe and the upcoming Nakheel Mall, but there are also the exclusive boutiques in the five-star hotels. From specialist supermarkets to big-name brands, bespoke gift shops to couture fashion houses, there are more than enough ways to give your credit card a work out.
Dubai is a diverse city, with different people from all over the world. One of the most wonderful repercussions of this melting pot is the culinary impact it has. Even within the confines of the Palm’s coastline there are endless choices to be made and numerous dining experiences to be had. Each of the extraordinary hotels situated on the Palm have first-class dining establishments that range from international brands, celebrity chef outlets and innovative local ventures. No matter how discerning your taste buds are you can find the right restaurant for you, from fusion to foie gras, sushi to steaks, living on the Palm means you might never need to use your kitchen.
For a little indulgence
The ultimate mark of a truly luxurious lifestyle is most definitely the opportunity to indulge in some much-deserved pampering. We often find ourselves consumed by the fast-paced nature of our lives, from families to work, so it is more important than ever that we take time for some me-time so you can unwind and reconnect. As befits a location that boasts the best of the Dubai lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities to do this on the Palm Jumeirah. You could spend a day luxuriously lying on the beach as food and drink is brought by. You could visit one of the utterly opulent spas in the stunning hotels, perhaps for a massage or a whole day of treatments. If you really want to get away and feel relaxed, you could even opt for a staycation, complete with luxury amenities, fluffy bathrobes and, of course, room service!