Palm Jumeirah: Dubai’s Series of Wondrous Artificial Archipelagos
Dubai is famously called the City of Gold, and that’s not what it is only famous for. It is the land of firsts. The city is known for its world’s tallest skyscraper called the Burj Khalifa. What it is well-known for is also its astounding set of man-made islands called the Palm Jumeirah, established in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. These artificial archipelagos are designed in a unique fashion to look like a long stylised palm tree when viewed aerially. It is the first ever offshore expansion of its kind and was initially considered to be the 8th wonder of the planet.
Groove to the tunes at the Music Hall
The islands in Dubai are world-renowned for their design, luxurious offerings and multitudinous range of activities, one such being the musical offerings at the Music Hall. Although it is just a couple of months old, the Music Hall is already making waves not just across the Emirates but also around the world. It offers a complete novel experience and is based on the original Beirut model, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. The Music Hall is known for its range of musical performances and lively atmosphere. It has a theatre-style setup wherein all the tables are facing the big, grand stage. You get the feel of being a part of the olden times supper club, while the musicians from the world over perform top class and unpredictable acts. The entire experience isn’t as expensive as a luxurious stay on the Dubai Palm Beach.
Walk around the Al Ittihad Park
The palm islands, Dubai, plays home to the Al Ittihad Park, which was opened at the near end of 2012. It covers an area of 102,000 square metres and has over sixty different types of plants and trees indigenous to the United Arab Emirates. Most of the greenery lining this area has medicinal properties. If you are a fitness addict you can make use of the 3.2-km jogging track in the park for a quick run or a walk, meanwhile inhaling the freshness of this green project. If you choose to drive to the area, you have ample parking space adjacent to the park that is easily accessible to residents and visitors, alike.
Relax at the Willow Stream Spa
The signature spa chain of the Fairmount group of hotels is on these islands, offering numerous interesting features to visitors. It has multi-purpose built grooming and facial suites, detox suites and treatments, ice and sauna fountains, and also an inhalation room. Indulge in one of these extensive beautification treatments and relax during your visit to Palm Jumeirah.
In addition to the numerous resorts and hotels on the Palm Jumeirah Island, you can board a speedboat or a yacht and sail around the Jumeirah beach. Quite a few private tours, along with well-informed tour guides, are arranged by DAMAC Maison’s concierge desk. They will be happy to assist you.