Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago that juts out into the Persian Gulf on the coast of Dubai, and which is home to a number of top class holiday resorts.

The largest artificial island in the world, it is famed for being a glitzy and glamorous option for anyone who wants to embrace everything that Dubai has to offer.

Chief amongst those attractions is the favourable weather conditions, with Palm Jumeirah benefitting from a subtropical climate that means there is plenty of sun and little in the way of rain.

During the height of summer, the temperatures can go into the 40s, which in turn, might mean some outdoor activities don’t run.

If anything, the winter months back home could well be the ideal time to pay a visit, with temperatures in the mid-20s that are similar to a summer break in Europe.

Shaped like a giant palm, as the name would suggest, the Palm is so big that it can be seen from space and has doubled Dubai’s coastline.

Staying on the Palm provides the chance to spend time at some of the top hotels in Dubai; many of which feature the very best in 5* luxury.

You can also sample a range of unique experiences, such as coming face to face with sharks or taking to the skies for a dramatic skydive back to the ground below.

With easy access to the mainland through a 3.4 mile long monorail you can also enjoy everything that Dubai as a whole has to offer with consummate ease – making Palm Jumeirah an interesting option for a HOT Holiday in the sun.

  • Transfer Time: 70 mins
  • Currency: UAE Dirham

Things to do in Palm Jumeirah

Aquaventure Waterpark

The top waterpark in the Middle Eastern region, Aquaventure sits at the tip of Palm Jumeirah and is spread across 17 hectares. There is fun for all the family within the park, with a splash park for youngsters and high speed slides for adrenaline seekers. The Leap of Faith, which runs through a shark tank, is arguably the most famous.

Dubai Marina Mall

If you want to partake in some retail therapy whilst staying on Palm Jumeirah then there are few places – if any – to match the Dubai Marina Mall. Sitting on the mainland, the mall houses 140 stores spread across four levels with all the big names being represented.

Dubai Marina Dining

Finished shopping in the mall? Then why not grab a bite to eat whilst at the Dubai Marina? Around the marina you’ll find a huge selection of different restaurants that provide the chance to sample culinary delights from around the world – meaning something to cater for all tastes.

Lost Chambers Aquarium

A great option for families the Lost Chambers Aquarium is the largest attraction of its type in Dubai and is home to various different marine species. In total, there are 20 different exhibits to explore, with the aquarium themed around the Lost city of Atlantis.

Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay is a fantastic experience for visitors of all ages and provides the chance to get up close to one of the most majestic marine creatures there is. Take to the water for a real hands on experience and enjoy a range of different activities that will live long in the memory.

Skydive Dubai

See the Palm Jumeirah in all its glory with a thrilling free fall from the skies above Dubai. From almost 4000 metres up, you’ll have the best possible views of the Palm on the five minute descent that brings you back down to earth; something you’ll not forget in a hurry.

Sea Lion Point

Swim alongside sea lions in a unique experience that is unlike anything you’ll have seen elsewhere, with the chance to get close to the friendly animals that are located within the Atlantis The Palm resort.

Private Beaches

Given that Palm Jumeirah is built on sand, it follows that there are numerous beaches on which you can relax in the sun. Many of the top hotels have their own private beaches where you can escape the crowds and make the most of the conditions.