Jumeirah archipelago, which is located in Dubai region, consists of three islands – the Palm Jebel Ali, the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Deira. These are artificial islands, the building of which started in 2001. The building process continues even nowadays. The name of the archipelago is defined by its unusual shape that resembles a palm tree. The total square of all three islands estimates 52 kilometers. Here are planned to be built around 100 hotels and the coastal line will be occupied by villas and residences, restaurants and entertainment parks, trading centers and sports facilities.
The archipelago is shaped like a palm, branches of which are 5x5 kilometers large. The length of the coastal line estimates 78 kilometers. Port Rashid is considered the beginning of Jumeirah region. This is also a home to hotels of extra class. Until 1960 this region was mostly inhabited by local fishermen and traders. Then Europeans, who came to Dubai to find jobs, started occupying the coast. The true building boom starts in Dubai in 1995, when Jumeirah Beach becomes a marine resort of the international level, offering exclusive rest and residences of extra class.
«7-star» hotel Burj Al Arab is considered the most expensive one in the world. We should also mention Royal Mirage and Madinat Jumeirah hotels. A beautiful boulevard called “Golden Mile” is built on the Palm Jumeirah. It is a home to multiple restaurants, shops and residences. The building of the monorail road that starts near Atlantis Bay hotel and ends in Gateway Towers Stations ended in 2009. A visit to Wild Wadi Water Park, which occupies the area of 5 hectares, will become one of the most fascinating entertainments as you will find there over twenty magnificent attractions, swimming pools, and cafes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The largest and most populous shopping center of Jumeirah is Jumeirah Plaza. A variety of products can be found in hundreds of its stores. It has clothing and footwear pavilions of popular … Open
In the new resort area, there is a beautiful religious landmark - the Jumeirah Mosque. Despite the fact that it was built quite recently, the architects managed to take into account, the most important historical traditions. The modern mosque is very similar to the religious buildings that were constructed during the Middle Ages. It is one of the few mosques in Dubai, which can be visited by adherents of absolutely any religion. For tourists, there are interesting excursions, during which they tell about local religious traditions.
To many tourists, the most popular place in Jumeirah is the shopping center Gold and Diamond Park. This is a unique shopping center, in the walls of which, dozens of jewelry stores are accessible. Here you can buy jewelry for every taste and purse. A visit to this grandiose shopping complex will be interesting even for those who do not expect to buy jewelry. In the shopping center is a very interesting museum which features ancient Arabic jewelry.
Numerous restaurants and cafes in Jumeirah are always ready to welcome their guests. Many popular dining establishments are open in large shopping centers and hotels. For example, The Alamo … Open
The real historical landmark of Jumeirah is the local zoo - the oldest zoo in the territory of the Arabian Peninsula. It is very beautifully decorated. Many rare plants and majestic trees grow on the territory of this zoo. The diversity of the animals is also amazing; in the zoo you can see even very rare species of birds that are protected by the state.
Majlis Ghorfat Um-al-Sheef Palace is worth mentioning among the variety of architectural sights. The main building material in the construction of the palace was the coralstone blocks. The palace was built for one of the local noble Sheikhs. After many years, it does not cease to amaze with his greatness. Today, it is possible for absolutely everyone to walk around the magnificent palace within the framework of the excursion. The palace is surrounded by a well-kept garden, where you can admire not only exotic plants, but also beautiful sculptures.
Jumeirah is like a Beverly Hills of the Middle East, so this area has an atmosphere of eternal, trouble-free happiness. Tourists can always ask locals for help and will not get rejected … Open
It will be interesting for connoisseurs of contemporary art to visit the Dubai International Arts Center. It is the venue for a variety of cultural events, including very interesting art and photo exhibitions. Exhibitions of contemporary designers, music concerts and presentations are held here.
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