Say hello to Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah, home to nearly 20 hotels and resorts and over 4,000 luxury apartments, is a self-declared eighth wonder of the world. True to its name, the largest man-made palm tree shaped island took 6 years to build, with 17 fronds each housing numerous villas, low-rise buildings, and private beaches. Fun fact — the Palm is split in such a way that residences are located on its fronds, its trunk has apartments, and world-famous hotels line its crescent! Perfect for singles and families, the Palm is easily accessible externally by metro or tram and internally through its very own 5-station monorail stretching from the gateway to the tip.

Commute times

  • Intl. Airport 25m. by car
  • Downtown 20m. by car
  • DIFC 20m. by car

Nearest public transport

  • 🚇 Palm Jumeirah station, Dubai Tram
  • :monorail: Dubai Monorail; a 5-station train that departs from Palm Gateway at the entrance of the Palm and reaches to Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. 
  • 🚈 Dubai Tram
Bike Friendly
Scooter Friendly

A premier residential destination that combines island living with the convenience of city.

Around the block

The lifestyle

Residents of Palm Jumeirah enjoy a laid-back and serene atmosphere, with easy access to some of the city’s best attractions and entertainment spots. The area is well-connected to other parts of Dubai, making it an ideal place for those who want to experience the city’s vibrant energy while enjoying the comforts of a tranquil and exclusive neighborhood.

Albeit popular for its views of the Dubai coastline, the expansive range of fun activities, the many high to mid-range F&B outlets as well as retail destinations like the Nakheel Mall and The Pointe, have elevated the island experience for residents and tourists as they get to experience city-like living on an island with unmissable sights.

What is a waterfront neighborhood without beach access? Each of the villas along the fronds has their own private beach. Other than that, it is also home to some of the popular private beaches in Dubai attached to luxury hotels and resortThe closest beach is JBR’s The Beach, offering a wide variety of restaurants with outdoor seatings, clubs, a cinema, and more. Another nearby beach would be Jumeirah, a 30-minute drive from the marina.


There really is so much to choose from at the Palm Jumeirah, spanning casual and fine dining options as well as fast food favorites housed in the Nakheel Mall and some of the city’s most infamous hotels. There are budget-friendly options, but we’ve listed some popular options below in the fine dining category. Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee fix or a 3-course meal, the Palm Jumeirah has it all. Here are some suggestions to get you inspired:

  • – Ossiano; a Michelin star restaurant offering diners a unique seafood experience as the space is housed within the Atlantis Resort’s famously large aquarium — range may vary
  • Sushi Samba; a popular Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian fusion cuisine destination with stunning views of the Palm from the 51st floor of the St Regis hotel — approx. AED 430 for 2 people
  • Social Distrikt; a one-stop destination at the Pointe with diverse casual dining options and spaces for large groups of friends and families to connect over fun board and card games — approx. AED 100 for 2 people
  • Donna Carmela; an authentic Italian spot ideal for families and date nights, with a view of the largest fountain show in Dubai — approx. AED 210 for 2 people
  • The Penthouse; an award-winning restaurant at the FIVE Hotel combines traditional and contemporary Japanese flavors and cooking methods — approx. AED 410 for 2 people


While Palm Jumeirah is known as a beach-friendly destination offering a wide variety of adventurous activities, there are some unmissable spots at close proximity to the area for art and culture lovers. We recommend:

  • Alserkal Avenue; home to a diverse community of contemporary arts organizations and homegrown businesses (within 15 km from the Palm) — 23-minute drive
  • Theatre of Digital Art (TODA), Madinat Jumeirah; an exhibition space for digital art and venue for digital theatre (within 9 km from the Palm) — 12-minute drive
  • Al Safa Art & Design Library; a contemporary space curated for designers and artists with reading areas, galleries, co-working spaces and a cafe (within 21 km from the Palm) — 25 minute drive

You don’t want to miss these experiences…

  • Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Dubai Acquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • The Pointe
  • Nakheel Mall
  • Al Ittihad Park
  • The Boardwalk
  • The View at the Palm
  • Skydive Dubai


The Palm Jumeirah, notorious for its unrivaled luxurious experience that appeals to some of the world’s wealthiest, there is still a strong residential feel geared towards young couples and families. Although there are not that many schools on the island, it remains at close proximity to some of the city’s most popular schools, on average a 13 minute drive from the center:

  • Dubai College, Al Sufouh (within 4.2 km) — 7 minute drive
  • Gems Wellington Int’l School, Al Sufouh (within 7.7 km) — 12 minute drive
  • American School of Dubai, Al Barsha (within 8.3 km) — 13 minute drive
  • JSS Int’l School, JVC (within 13 km) — 20 minute drive

As for nursuries, there are plenty of them to choose from within the neighborhood, all mostly located around the center or neighboring areas like JLT and JBR:

  • Redwood Montessori Nursery, Golden Mile (within 1 km from Nakheel Mall)
  • Blossom Palm Jumeirah (within 2.3 km from Nakheel Mall)
  • Dewdrops Nursery, JLT Cluster X (within 9.5 km from Nakheel Mall)
  • Monroe’s Nursery, JBR (within 6.8 km from Nakheel Mall)


Most of the residential buildings in the area have their own fitness amenities, but there are still some gyms that offer the perfect destination for an afternoon pilates class or boxing session, like:

  • Fitness First Platinum, Nakheel Mall
  • Black Box Gym
  • Chalk Training Ground


There are plenty of specialty hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies within Palm Jumeirah, namely:

  • Emirates Hospital Clinics, The Palm (within 1.1 km from Nakheel Mall) — 4 minute drive 
  • Al Das Medical Clinic (within 3.3 km from Nakheel Mall) — 8 minute drive 
  • Fine Care Medical Clinic (within 3.8 km) — 8 minute drive 
  • Al Zahra Hospital (within 7.5 km) — 9 minute drive

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