The Palm Jumeirah is an archipelago made from reclaiming the sea. The artificially created landmass is a spectacle in modern construction engineering and it is one of the most iconic structures in Dubai.
The Artificial Island
The palm-shaped archipelago is part of a mega-development plan of increasing the counties’ shoreline by 520 kilometers with the addition of 3 more archipelagos. The Palm Jumeirah being the smallest of all is home to some of the most luxurious residences and hotels.
The construction of this mega structure began in June 2001 in 2007 it became world’s largest artificial island as it was the first of its kind. But later on, the island was dwarfed by the other islands of the same expansion project and the and after some delays. The construction of the archipelago was fully completed in 2009.
A dedicated monorail system was built to connect the Palm Jumeirah and the mainland and you can get to almost all the places in the island on a vehicle or a taxi as the island has a series of streets and roads which connects the island and the main mode of transportation.
As mentioned earlier the island is home to some of the most exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts. DUKES DUBAI is an exquisite Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai which provides accommodations for travelers who seek luxury indulgence. There are as many as 28 hotels you can choose to plan your stay and visiting the islands will be a truly remarkable experience.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+