Community Guide: Palm Jumeirah

Written by Bethan Hurst-Haynes

Launched in 2001, the Palm Jumeirah took just 6 years to complete - an amazing feat when you consider the sheer scale of the project. Master developer Nakheel used no steel or concrete in the foundations, instead 94 million cubic metres of sand were dredged from the Gulf and 7 million tons of rocks brought from the Hajer mountains. 

Palm Jumeirah Area Guide

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1. Overview 2. Things To Do 3. Schools
4. Restaurants 5. Hospitals 6. Real Estate Market Report
7. Service Charge Index 8. Properties  

1. Palm Jumeirah Overview

The Neighborhood

Frond Villas

Palm Jumeirah has 17 fronds, with approximately 1,500 villas for sale and villas for rent in Palm Jumeirah, mansions currently in situ as well as plots. The choice is plentiful with Canal Cove being an ‘entry-level’ 3-bed, followed by signature villas. Multiple floor plan types are available - Atrium Entry, Central Rotunda, and Gallery View to name just a few. Many of the properties have been significantly upgraded or renovated, creating an eclectic mix of homes where ultra-modern and sleek facades sit shoulder to shoulder with classic Arabian architecture. 

Frond Villas

Balqis

Inspired by Yemini art, the symmetry of Arabian architecture, and the Kingdom of Sheba, Balqis is a relatively new project within the Palm offering apartments, penthouses, townhouses and villas. Offered fully furnished, residents can make use of clubhouses, pools, and beach access. The development comprises just 300 units - 222 apartments, 16 duplex penthouses, 28 townhouses and 34 huge villas with the added benefit of a private pool. The emphasis is on convenience, quality and elegance and this is woven through every aspect of the properties with high-end finishings and subtle color palettes.

Balqis

Shoreline

A multi-building complex of 20 towers, Shoreline offers 2,604 units on the Palm trunk. Launched in 2004, it was completed in 2007 and is a consistently popular choice for apartment rentals, offering a great selection of units from 1-3 bedrooms as well as 4 bed penthouses. Each tower is 10 storeys tall, and the apartments in 6 types. Half of the buildings face East on the beachfront with views of the coast down to the Burj Al Arab and the other half face West over the trunk, JBR and the new Dubai Eye ferris wheel.

Shoreline Apartment

Off Plan

Of course, the Palm wouldn’t be complete without some excellent off plan projects and highlights include: One at Palm Jumeirah, W Residences, the recently re-branded Atlantis The Royal (adjacent to the Atlantis hotel) and Six Senses Residences.

Palm Jumeirah Off Plan

Amenities

Nakheel Mall

Set over 5 floors, with 140 shops, 30+ dining options (including a food hall) and plentiful entertainment, Nakheel Mall has been welcoming shoppers since 2019. It continues to grow year on year and its vision is to be “as unique as the customer base”. Unlike other malls, the rooftop is also used as a feature offering al fresco dining and a connection to The View - a 240m high observation deck within the Palm Tower.

Nakheel Mall

Atlantis The Palm

When you think of the Palm, one of the first things that comes to mind is surely Atlantis - the iconic hotel set as the main focal point as you drive up the trunk of the Palm. It is the ultimate holiday destination and attracts both tourists and residents seeking a glimpse of grand elegance. As well as the hotel, with its generously sized, nautical-themed rooms, there are world-class restaurants including Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen. The hotel has its own aquarium - The Lost Chambers, home to 65,000 marine animals. If a standard tour just won’t cut it, you can book a variety of experiences including a behind the scenes walkthrough to learn more about the hotel’s conservation efforts. For the really brave, consider a dive where you can walk amongst the fish, rays and sharks! If you prefer to stay dry, you can book a relaxing yoga class in the aquarium, flowing through poses as the water flows through the immense lagoon.

Atlantis The Palm

The Pointe

On the tip of Palm Jumeirah, and just across the bay from Atlantis is The Pointe, a one-stop destination blending casual and gourmet across 80 waterfront restaurants, shops and other attractions. A 1.5km promenade invites you to wander as you take in the glittering views around you - even your dog is welcome, a rarity anywhere in Dubai! Nakheel say they are committed to the future and the “creation of focal points that bring communities together”. Their future portfolio comprises more than 17 million square feet of leasable space, designed to “maximise the opportunities within and around landmark developments”.

The Pointe

Connectivity

A monorail connects all major parts of the Palm, including Atlantis, and transports 20,000 passengers per day. The underground Palm Tunnel has 6 lanes, allowing free-flow of cars both on and off the trunk and newly added U-turns mean that it is easier than ever to access both sides of the Palm, reduce journey times and ease congestion. Road links are available directly on to Sheikh Zayed Road for both North and Southbound connections.

Connectivity

”Iconic” is just one word that describes the Palm Jumeirah, a perennially popular destination for celebrities and VIPs alike. Home to some of the city’s most expensive and exclusive real estate, the draw of desirable beachfront living continues to keep the market healthy - in the first half of 2021 alone, there have been 162 villas sold at a whopping AED 3.42bn value. If you’re in the market, the Palm has undoubtedly the very best cross-section of available real estate so please contact us today to take advantage of our expertise.

2. Things To Do in Palm Jumeirah

There are numerous things to do in Palm Jumeirah, the gigantic palm tree-shaped archipelago, including luxurious resorts, water parks, wildlife, riding on private boats, fine dining, and many other great entertainment options. Of course, a visit to Palm Jumeirah would be incomplete without sampling the exquisite cuisine available at the many restaurants. Whatever your interests, Palm Jumeirah has everything for everyone. 

3. Schools in Palm Jumeirah

This largest man-made island is one of the greatest places for growing families because of its beautiful waterfront lifestyle and convenient location. There are multiple international schools in Palm Jumeirah that are easily accessible and can make their resident kids' futures bright. Don't miss out on the following list of some of the best schools in Palm Jumeirah:

  • Dubai College
  • American School Of Dubai
  • Dubai American Academy
  • Gems Wellington International School

4. Palm Jumeirah Restaurants

There's a wide range of restaurants on this man-made island, from traditional Arabic cuisine to modern Japanese food, French dining options, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Palm Jumeirah has all the tastes for everyone. Have a look at the list of some of the finest restaurants in Palm Jumeirah:

Nobu Dubai

Nobu Dubai, located at The Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah, is one of the city's top restaurants (awarded by Michelin Guide). The restaurant is well-known for its delicious Japanese-Peruvian fusion (signature hot dishes) and a beautiful lighting environment with relaxing music. Nobu restaurant in Dubai is also famous for its Saturday brunches, including sashimi, sushi, and desserts (sake & cocktails).

Ossiano Dubai

One Michelin-starred restaurant, Ossiano Dubai, is one of the UAE’s finest underwater restaurants where the giant aquarium is just in front and on both sides of the dining table and you can see the beautiful fishes, sharks, and flying stingrays. Join the Ossiano team for a special dinner this year, as they host three culinary legends in their own right: Alex Atala (Cibao), Julien Royer, and Enrique Olvera.

Chuan Restaurant

The Chuan Restaurant is an upscale Chinese restaurant surrounded by the sea at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant offers a variety of authentic Chinese dishes with stunning sea and Atlantis views. On the menu, there are multiple unique options to choose from, including delicious crab meat topped off with mapo tofu or Chinese crispy beef sirloin served alongside truffle sauce for an extra special touch.

101 Dining Lounge & Bar

Located in the heart of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, 101 Dining Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family. The menu features a variety of international seafood dishes, including Italian pasta and Thai curries. The restaurant also offers stunning sea views of the nearby marina. For those looking for an evening out and a romantic dinner spot or a place to celebrate a special occasion, 101 Dining Lounge & Bar is sure to exceed expectations.

Myrra by OPA at Palm Jumeirah

Myrra is one of the finest restaurants by OPA at Club Vista Mare Bay and serves stunning Greek cuisine and the Spanish Islands on Palm Jumeirah. The menu includes appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Appetizers include traditional Greek dishes such as dolma, Greek salad, and various types of bread. The main courses include lamb, chicken, fish, and vegetarian options. The desserts include traditional Greek sweets such as baklava and galaktoboureko. The food is fresh and the portions are generous with friendly and efficient service. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner but reservations are recommended.

5. Best Clinics & Hospitals in Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is also home to several of the city's top hospitals and medical clinics, making it a convenient location for residents and visitors to receive proper healthcare. Residents of Palm Jumeirah can be assured of receiving quality healthcare when they need it. Have a look at top 3 clinics and hospitals within the community:

Emirates Hospital Clinic at Palm Jumeirah

The main hospital in the area is the Emirates Hospital Clinics, which offers a full range of services, from emergency care to outpatient services. The hospital is also home to a number of specialty departments, including a pediatric unit and an intensive care unit.

Al Das Medical Clinic

Al Das Medical Clinic, located at Shoreline 10 at Palm Jumeirah, is another high-quality medical center that provides a wide range of services to its patients. The clinic has a team of experienced doctors who offer treatments for a variety of medical conditions, including General Practice, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dental Care, and Diet & Nutrition. The clinic is open seven days a week, and appointments can be made by calling the clinic or visiting its website.

Dubai London Clinic

The Dubai London Clinic is located at the lower ground level of Nakheel Mall in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. This clinic has state-of-the-art amenities which offer a wide range of medical healthcare services to its patients over 30 years. Some of the main departments of this clinic include Obstetrics & Gynaecology, GP and ENT, Physiotherapy, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Radiology, and Advanced Laser Skincare and Medical Aesthetics.

6. Palm Jumeirah Real Estate Market Report

The man-made island is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world. According to the 2022 Palm Jumeirah Real Estate Market Report, the average price of purchasing villas in Palm Jumeirah jumped by 48% and the demand for apartments has increased by 25%. That makes the prestigious waterfront community one of the most desirable places to live in Dubai.

7. Palm Jumeirah Service Charges

It is unsurprising that the cost of living in Palm Jumeirah is higher than in other Dubai residential communities. The Service Charge Index is managed by the Palm Jumeirah Management Authority, which covers multiple services, including waste management, security, landscaping, and other maintenance. 

 

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Property Name

Service Charge

  AED / Sq.Ft

1

Serenia Residences The Palm

26.72

2

XXII Carat    

22.67

3

MINA By Azizi    

21.26

4

Club Vista Mare    

17.72

5

Marina Residences    

15.35

6

Golden Mile 1    

14.76

7

Golden Mile 2    

16.51

8

Palm Views East    

16.93

9

Palm Views West    

16.95

8. Properties in Palm Jumeirah Dubai

This artificial archipelago (the world’s largest man-made island) is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UAE, with numerous luxury hotels, resorts, and apartments. One of the main attractions of Palm Jumeirah is its luxurious waterfront properties. Dubai has a long tradition of building impressive architecture along its coastlines, and Palm Jumeirah is the biggest example of this. 

To Buy

Those looking for prime residences in the Palm Jumeirah district, scroll down to explore some of the options.

Latest Apartments for Sale in Palm Jumeirah

There are plenty of options available to buy a brand new apartment in one of the most exclusive locations in the city. These luxurious apartments come with all the amenities that residents could possibly want, including a private beach, swimming pool, gym, and more. 

Latest Villas for Sale in Palm Jumeirah

The legendary beachfront community also offers a selection of brand new villas, one of the world's most prestigious addresses. These family homes are set on the iconic palm-shaped island with unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. With spacious layouts, private swimming pools and state-of-the-art facilities make them perfect homes for those who seek the very best in waterfront living.

Latest Townhouses for Sale in Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah has a variety of contemporary townhouses for sale with spacious floor plans and premium finishes that are ideal for growing families. 

Latest Penthouses for Sale in Palm Jumeirah

The brand new penthouses are located in one of Palm Jumeirah's most exclusive and sought-after neighborhoods. Featuring top-of-the-line floor finishes, 24-hour concierge services, large private balconies, private pools & jacuzzis, valet parking,  and beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf.

To Rent

Latest Apartments for Rent in Palm Jumeirah

There is everything for those looking to relocate to Palm Jumeirah, with a wide range of one- to five-bedroom apartments for rent. Each apartment has been designed with the utmost attention to detail and features high-end finishes and fixtures.

Latest Villas for Rent in Palm Jumeirah

The brand new villas are a perfect blend of luxury and comfort based on their private pool, spacious layout, easy beach access, and close proximity to the other facilities provided by the developer. 

Latest Townhouses for Rent in Palm Jumeirah

There are plenty of newly built townhouses available for rent at Palm Jumeirah, offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and palm-fringed beaches, as well as easy access to a wide range of amenities.

Palm Jumeirah Property Tours

Watching online property tours at Palm Jumeirah is a great way to learn about the benefits of investing in this world-famous luxury resort destination. During a property tour, potential investors or buyers will have the opportunity to see firsthand the quality of constructed units and amenities that are available at nearby places.