5 Things to Do on Palm Jumeirah

7 September 2022 Written by Arpan

Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks, is the world’s largest man-made island. It comprises a 2-kilometer-long trunk, a crown made up of 17 fronds, and a horseshoe-shaped crescent, giving it the form of a palm tree. Sometimes referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Palm is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the UAE including The Atlantis, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Rixos The Palm, and many more. 

Aquaventure Waterpark

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Aquaventure's most famous ride is probably the Leap of Faith, a 27.5m plunge that carries you through a clear tube surrounded by sharks and rays – although Blackout is known as "the scarier sister" to Leap of Faith. Along with these body rides, there are also water coasters such as Shark Attack where you ride on an inflatable ring, and group rides including Zoomerango. There's also river rides, cliff-jumps and more, with endless opportunities for splashing about – and for surfers, even a chance to ride the waves. Children must be taller than 1.2m to ride many Aquaventure attractions, but for smaller kids there are plenty more fun options, including the Splashers Kids' Play Area, a maze of kid-friendly tunnels, tubes, slides and climbing frames. Aquaventure also offers animal experiences such as swimming safely with sharks, hand-feeding friendly cow-nose rays, and the park's famous dolphin and sea lion encounters. And when it's time to relax and take a breather, you can enjoy the serene private beachfront, 1km in length and ideal for sunbathing or a leisurely walk.

Lost Chambers Aquarium

There are over 20 marine exhibits in this aquarium where you can interact with some of the creatures and even help feed them – guided by animal experts. Whether you want to see or literally become part of the underwater scene, The Lost Chambers Aquarium is an adventure for the whole family.

The Lost Chambers is a must-visit for guests at the resort, who can take advantage of free entry to its resplendent environs. All visitors can make the most of their trip with a day at the nearby Aquaventure Waterpark or a delicious meal at surrounding high-end restaurants like Nobu, Ossiano and Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen.

Kayak Tour

Kayaking is an exhilarating sport that everyone can enjoy. Moreover, the beautiful beaches of Dubai are the best place to experience any kind of water sports. So, why not book yourself a kayak lesson in Dubai today? Whether you have never got into a kayak in your life before, or whether this is a sport that you have loved for many years, you will have an unforgettable experience gliding through the waters of Palm Jumeirah in your kayak.

Paddleboard Lessons

Kite N Surf Dubai offers SUP lessons in the prime locations of Kitebeach, Nessnass beach, in Sunset beach, and in Palm Jumeirah – away from the wind and choppy water to make sure you enjoy your time fully and achieve the goal of standing up and paddling! Our instructors have spent years learning the fine art of SUP Lessons (Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons) just to teach you Stand up paddling here in Dubai! The 60 minute SUP Lesson goes over basic water safety, weather assessment, self-rescue, how to launch, how to stand on the board, proper stroke form, and all the necessary techniques in between.

Monorail Link

The Palm Monorail is the most iconic way to navigate across the Palm Jumeirah. It is not a mere form of transportation; it’s an experiential journey to explore astonishing landmarks with every stop. Stretching 5 km into the Arabian Gulf and shaped like a date palm, Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island that is one of the most audacious engineering projects ever undertaken. Today, the 17 palm fronds are home to Dubai residents, major attractions, world-class hotels and spectacular beaches.
Waterpark & Aquarium Image courtesy of Atlantis Facebook Page.
Kayak & Paddleboard Image courtesy of SeaYou Facebook Page.