• The Palm Jebel Ali

  • The Palm Jebel Ali project was begun in 2002 with a planned completion date of 2008. This Dubai Palm Island is 50% larger than the Palm Jumeirah and will eventually be circled by the ambitious Dubai Waterfront Project development. The Palm Jebel Ali is designed to incorporate a trunk, 17 palm fronds, and a crescent shaped break water crowning this Dubai Palm Tree.

  • Entertainment for both tourists and locals is the focus of the Palm Jebel Ali. The development will include a "Sea Village", a Dubai water park, six marinas, and unique homes built on stilts above the water. Many Dubai luxury hotels and entertainment complexes are being built and unique marine dive sites are being developed.

  • Boardwalks will circle the fronds of the Palm Jebel Ali with markings spelling out an Arabic poem by the current Sheik of Dubai:

  • "Take wisdom from the wise
    It takes a man of vision to write on water
    Not everyone who rides a horse is a jockey
    Great men rise to greater challenges"

  • One of the first major projects to be initiated on the Palm Jebel Ali is the result of a design contest sponsored by Nakheel. The contest was won by international architectural house, Royal Haskoning. Their building concept can be seen at:

  • This magnificent building complex will be used for luxury apartment living, sports activities, Dubai shoping, and office buildings. Marinas and landscaped parks, as well as a unique bridge are all part of this award winning Palm Jebel Ali design. Royal Haskoning has other projects in the works in Dubai, recently winning another design contest for a building project on Palm Deira.

  • Dubai Luxury apartments and villas are now being offered for sale on the Palm Jebel Ali with scheduled move-in dates in 2008. The residents of this Dubai Palm Island will have every entertainment wish catered to right on Jebel Ali.

  • The Palm Deira

  • The Palm Deira will be by far the largest of the three Dubai Palm Islands. It is located on the Deira coast of Dubai and is expected to significantly revitalize the city of Deira. When finished, The Palm Deira will be the largest man-made island in the world, home to over a million people. The design for the Palm Deira includes a trunk, palm fronds, and a crescent-shaped breakwater island crowning the palm tree. The Palm Deira was not a part of the original Dubai Palm Island plan, but was introduced for development in 2004 with an expected completion date of 2015.

    The project was originally expected to span 14 km in length and 8.5 km with 41 palm fronds. Due to a substantial change in depth in the Arabian Gulf the further out the island goes, the Palm Deira was redesigned in May 2007 and now calls for a span of 12.5km by 7.5km with 18 larger fronds. The Palm Deira construction will consist of the palm island itself and the Corniche, a group of five islands bridging from the Deira Coast to the Palm Island.

    Because the Palm Deira project is so large, it is being planned in several specific phases. Reclamation of land for the first phase is complete as of October 2007 and 200 million cubic meters of sand have already been used. To complete the Palm Deira, an expected 1.14 billion cubic meters of sand will be reclaimed.

    The first major development phase of this Dubai Palm will be Deira Island, one of the five islands of the Corniche. This portion of the Palm Deira will sit alongside the coastline between the entrance to Dubai Creek and Port Hamriya. This island will function as "the gateway to The Palm Deira" and is designed to help revitalize the aging city of Deira.

    Magnificent Palm Deira will be home to luxurious residential properties, modern shopping malls, marinas, sporting facilities, high-end Dubai resorts, and entertainment clubs. The private residential areas will be located on Palm Deira's fronds and a monorail will connect commuters with the entertainment and retail areas on the trunk.

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