palm island Dubai (The Amazing Megastructures of Dubai)
Palm Island Dubai is probably among the marvellous developments projects in Dubai; it’s packed with top-notch hotels and resorts, amazing beachfront villas, marinas, water parks and shopping establishments. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Arab Emirates’ prime minister and Emir of Dubai, is the brainchild propelling these massive projects, with the purpose of boosting the country’s economy through tourism.
It was set up by Al Nakheel Properties off the Dubai’s coast. The Palm consists of a man-made group of islands that are categorized into three:
- Palm Jumeirah
- Palm Jebel Ali
- Palm Deira
It sits on an area of around seven million square meters. The Palm island Dubai is awarded the honour of being the world’s largest artificial islands. Moreover, many things make this artificial archipelago a unique global vacation spot.
Palm Island Dubai is the result of intense intricate planning. A detailed research was carried out to review several major prospects of the project, like the marina design, transportation, civil engineering, and technology. In addition to this, expert divers explored the rock formations at the seabed to confirm its stability.
With its engineering marvel and iconic design, the Palm stands out as one of the world’s top places to visit. It’s conspicuous because it takes after the shape of a palm tree and a crescent. This crescent has a function of resisting high ocean waves and extreme weather conditions. It comprises a blend of sand, geotextile fibre and rocks. It has more than 300 openings on every side.
This baffling island can be spotted millions of miles away from space. This is due to its enormous size and impeccable design.
In the archipelago, a monorail and a sub-sea tunnel have been constructed to facilitate the movement of people to and from the mainland. A process named Rainbowing has been incorporated to ensure that the sand stays in place after being deposited. Several dredger ships are used to spray the sand and spread it properly.
About 180 kilometres has been added to the Dubai shoreline thanks to this project. It stretches around seven kilometres right into the Arabian Gulf.
In contrast to its shape and design, the Palm Island Dubai does not have any natural palm trees. However, around 12,000 seedlings of palm trees are expected to be planted in the island’s nursery.
Of the three islands, the Palm Deira is the largest in size. It is envisioned to be the residential and commercial capital in the island. A variety of projects are expected such as residential townhouses, marinas, sports arenas and shopping malls. The proposition of a third Palm Island, Palm Deira which was designed to dwarf the other two was initiated in 2004. In 2013, Nakheel changed his mind and decided to rename the project to Deira Islands, suggesting to develop four smaller, artificial isles.
Expectations to see the grand opening of Deira’s first large-scale debut will happen later in 2018. The Night Souk, the world’s largest night market consists of over 5,000 shops and around 100 restaurants and cafes. If you prefer to shop indoors and avoid the harsh rays of the sun, then the Deira Mall is the best place for you. It has an amazing feature of a retractable roof atrium. It has over 1,000 stores.
This shopping mall will be the capital of Deira Islands Boulevard. Its endowed with just enough retail space and at least 16 residential skyscrapers. It is a proposition that by 2020, at least two of the four islands will be fully developed and completed, with a population of about 250,000 people residing there.
The Jumeirah Island follows closely to the Palm Jebel Ali in size. It’s meant to be a sanctuary for infinite leisure and future amusement debuts for lush Palm Tower and Palm Jumeirah which are set to officially launch in late 2017 and 2018 respectively. There’s no need to settle for search engine news results; indulge fully in this artisan handiwork while driving over it at amazing speeds of 120 mph via a skydiving excursion.
The Palm Jebel Ali is around 50% bigger than the Jumeirah. Its purpose is to serve as an entertainment spot for all ages. Projects on this island began in 2002, but financial crisis caused the construction to halt. Release reports indicate that Jebel Ali is not cancelled, but will continue as a long-term project.
When the project on the island is completed, it will feature residences constructed on stilts, waterpark, massive villas, 6 marinas, and sprawling boardwalks morphed into the words of a poem written by the iconic Sheikh Mohammed himself. “Get wisdom from the wise / It takes a man of insight to write on water / Not everyone who rides a horse is a rider / Great men rise to greater challenges.”
Often referred by archipelago as the world’s eight wonders, the Palm Jumeirah possesses some of UAE’s best attractions such as:
- The exotic Atlantis Hotel that stands immaculately at the Palm Jumeirah’s crescent,
- Trump International – a prestigious 300-room hotel at the island base.
- Oceana – a shoreline residential and resort project
- Kingdom of Sheba – a one of a kind project managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
- Exotica Resort & Spa
With its oceans abundantly teeming with marine life on the Arabian Gulf, the Palm Island Dubai offers luxurious establishments to facilitate tourists and visitors to participate in fun activities like scuba diving and snorkelling during their stay.