WorldView-2 Satellite Image (0.5m) – Construction of Palm Jumeirah Island, Dubai, UAE
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The Palm Jumeirah Island is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates. It is one of three islands called the Palm Islands which extend into the Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira).
The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long breakwater. The island is 5 by 5 kilometres (3.1 by 3.1 mi) and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches. The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre (980 ft) bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel. Over the next few years, as the tourism phases develop, The Palm Jumeirah is one of the world’s premier resorts. The Palm Island is the self-declared ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. According to the developer’s publicity material, the Jumeirah Palm island features themed hotels, three types of villas (Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Canal Cove Town Homes), apartment buildings, beaches, marinas, restaurants, and a variety of retail outlets.
For more information on the Palm Islands, visit here.
To view a 360 degree panoramic view of the Hotel Atlantis Inauguration Party on Palm Jumeirah, visit here.