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Palm Islands & the World Tours

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Palm Islands & the World
Fly over Dubai and you'll notice something unusual about the shoreline — the unique shapes of Palm Islands and the World, some of the world's largest artificial islands. From above, these islands resemble a trio of palm trees (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira) and a roughly circular world map, golden on the otherwise azure surface of the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates.

The Basics
First constructed in 2001, the islands are always in various stages of development, especially the World, which is set to replicate the entire world and cover 5.5 miles (nine km) of reclaimed land. Although the palms are mainly home to a mix of leisure, residential, marina and commercial structures, visitors need not own property (or even stay in one of the hotels) on the completed Palm Jumeirah or any of the other islands to get a good look at this manmade wonder. Tours by speedboat, rigid-inflatable boat (RIB), and jetski take visitors from the Dubai Marina to the Palm Jumeirah archipelago, where it's possible to see the 5-star hotels tower above the water and spot the Burj Al-Arab from afar.

The best views of the Palm Islands and the World are from the air. Flightseeing tours aboard a helicopter or seaplane provide the perfect bird's-eye views—and photo ops—of these impressive archipelagos. Heading to the Observation Deck at the Burj Khalifa or to the top of one of the city's many other high-rise skyscrapers is another way to see the sprawling development from above.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A wide variety of small-group and private tours viewing the islands are available by boat or helicopter, some in combination with Dubai city tours.
  • The layout of the islands is best appreciated from above.
  • Expect sky-high temperatures of up to 110°F (43°C) in summer.

How to Get to the Palm Islands and The World
The completed Palm Jumeirah stretches 3.2 miles (five km) by 3.2 miles. Although there is no public transit in place to reach the Palm Gateway Monorail Station on the coast, from here, travelers can take a 10-minute ride out to the tip of the palm to see the length of the artificial island from a good vantage point. Taxis can also drive out to palm leaves. Dubai's famed Atlantis hotel, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and Lost Chambers Aquarium are set on Palm Jumeirah.

Private Islands for Sale
If you're in the market for a private island to call home, some of the islands in The World project are still up for grabs.
Address: Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Admission: Free
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Helicopter Flight in Dubai with Return TransfersCity Packages

Helicopter Flight in Dubai with Return Transfers

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Admire spectacular views of Dubai on an exciting, shared helicopter flight. With an experienced pilot at the controls, settle into a 5-passenger helicopter and soar above the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al-Arab and other top sights. Hover around the Burj Khalifa; glide over The World, the man-made archipelago in the Persian Gulf shaped like a map; and snap photos as your pilot points out the main landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on your tour.
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  • 12 to 25 minutes
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Parasailing off Jumeirah Beach in DubaiCultural Tours

Parasailing off Jumeirah Beach in Dubai

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See Dubai from a different perspective—from high above the water with up to three of your friends. On this exciting parasailing adventure, soar above the Arabian Gulf and enjoy views of Palm Island, Dubai Marina, and other incredible sights off the shoreline of this world-class city. This tour is for the adventurous only—you may rise to heights of up to 500 feet (152 meters) if the winds allow. Multiple departure times are available.
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Palm Cruise Dubai Speedboat Jumeirah

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Zip around the Palm Jumeirah and The World archipelagos by speedboat on a thrilling 2-hour cruise from Dubai. Board your sleek vessel and jet around the Palm, the palm-tree-shaped archipelago off Jumeirah. Gaze at the colossal Atlantis The Palm hotel and speed further out to sea to The World, with its artificial islets designed to resemble different countries. Lastly, cruise around the stunning, sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab. Choose from three departure times, and enjoy complimentary sodas and water, and a personalized atmosphere on this small-group experience, limited to just six people.
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Dubai Helicopter Iconic Tour 12 Minutes

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Dubai City Half Day Tour

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Discover the main attractions of Dubai on this half-day guided tour of the city. First, wander through the Gold Souk, then take a traditional Abra boat ride across the Dubai Creek. Following that, stop at the Jumeirah Mosque before driving through the man-made Palm Island to the Atlantis the Palm hotel.
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Morning Dubai City Tour

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Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari 4x4, BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance, Camel Ride. Nature and Wildlife

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Combine the city and the desert on this all-day guided tour of Dubai. First explore the city including Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Al Arab hotel, and Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island. Following that, head out on a desert safari that includes dune bashing at sunset plus a BBQ dinner with live entertainment.
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Experience the highlights of Dubai, from its history to its 21st-century architecture, on a 5-hour tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Soak up the bustling souks near Dubai Creek, see admire Jumeirah Mosque and the 7-star, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, see man-made Palm Jumeirah and visit Dubai Museum, where ancient artifacts, photographs and exhibits chart Dubai’s development. Learn all about the city’s culture and architectural triumphs from your guide and finish your sightseeing gazing up at the soaring Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
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Dubai City Tour By Night With Burj Khalifa Ticket

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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Dubai Top 5 TourDining Experiences

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Experience some of Dubai's best-known landmarks during this 7-hour city tour. Check out the quirky gallery scene in Bastakiya Quarter along with the labyrinth of souks and bazaars nearby. You’ll also visit Jumeirah to explore Palm Island, the Burj Al Arab hotel, the Jumeirah Mosque and Jumeirah Beach. Complete your trip with a swing past the Mall of the Emirates, towering Burj Khalifa and more in the city’s downtown. Your trip covers a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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See and experience Dubai’s top five attractions, from traditional to luxurious, on this tour that takes you from the water to the 124th floor of the tallest structure in the world. Enjoy a boat ride through Dubai Marina; visit Palm Jumeirah island; get a look at the so-called ‘7-star’ Burj Al Arab hotel; have dinner at the Armani Hotel; and admire a nighttime view of the city from Burj Khalifa.
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  • 8 hours
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Dubai Modern City Tour with Mono Rail

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Discover the ultra-modern architecture of Dubai’s city skyline on a half-day tour with a professional guide. Head downtown to ogle the views from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper; browse high-end shops at the Dubai Mall; see the palatial Atlantis, the Palm on the Palm Jumeirah; and visit the Dubai Marina and more as you learn about each striking edifice.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Half Day Dubai City TourBus Tours

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Explore Dubai’s historic landmarks and modern masterpieces on this half-day tour and enjoy the personal touch of a private tour. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, stop at Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi Fort, and the Heritage Village; hop out to browse the gold and spice souks; and take photos of Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Al Arab hotel, and Burj Khalifa.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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