Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and it is perhaps the most popular amongst tourists and best known for its shopping, holidays and many attractions. There are a number of attractions in this city for the foreigner who arrives for a holiday. Despite being a Middle Eastern city, it is free and very much cosmopolitan, so that the visitor feels welcome and comfortable.
One of the biggest highlights in Dubai is Palm Jumeirah, which is an artificial archipelago that is built in the shape of a palm tree. It extends to the Persian Gulf adding a vast amount of land to the emirate and also lengthening its shoreline by more than five hundred and twenty kilometers. It was built using land reclamation by a company named Nakheel. The Palm Jumeirah is considered to be the smallest palm in a project that has three similar islands.
The reclaimed land is in the shape of a palm tree with sixteen fronds, a trunk and also three crescents around the fronds. The crescents are connected to the main frond by an undersea tunnel and the fronds are connected with each other by a bridge. The whole area of the construction spans 5 kms by 5kms and is said to be bigger than 800 football pitches. The very first monorail in the Middle East was built at this place.
There are a number of villas and hotels located here and the beautiful housing with a back garden opening up to the ocean has been made into homes by people from all over the world. Thus it is a community that is a mélange of cultures and heritages from all across the globe.
Even if one does not stay at the Palm, it is possible to go there to a hotel or to a restaurant during one’s visit to this city. Those who are staying longer at one of the Dubai serviced apartments can pay a visit here to see the beauty of this remarkable spectacle. For any tourist looking for Dubai hotel apartments to stay for an extended period of time, there is Ascott Park Place Dubai.
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