Palm Jumeirah is the smallest of a set of three artificial islands shaped like palm known as Palm Islands, it is located on the coastal area of Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is together with other palms, are largest artificial islands created by man.
The Palm Jumeirah is constructed in the shape of a date palm tree and consists of three parts: a trunk, a crown with 17 fronds and a surrounding island that will form a growing breakwaters.
The island of Palm Jumeirah is primarily a residential area for housing, leisure and relaxation. This theme contains hotels, three types of villas (Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Town Homes), apartment buildings, coastal beaches, marinas, restaurants, cafes and a variety of retail. The Palm Jumeirah will contain over 25 hotels internationally renowned brands including Movenpick Resort Oceana Palm Jumeirah, Moevenpick Resort and Spa Palm Jumeirah, Antara, Fairmont Palm Residence, Radisson SAS, Hilton, Metropolitan, Shangri La, One and Only Royal Mirage, Starwood, Marriott, Oberoi, Kempinski, Chedi, Taj Exotica Reost and Spa and Dusit. Other projects include Al Basri Building, Al Habool Building, Al Anbar Building, Emerald Palace, Oceana, and the Trump Plaza and Marina Residences.
The construction of the island Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001 and is expected to finish by mid-2008.
The island has 17 fronds in total, 8 on each side and a very small on top. In these are only several villas and small houses, which have pools and private beaches. At the top, connecting with a growing fronds is an underwater tunnel which will become a safe and attractive.
The Palm, will contain two identical artificial islands of 140 thousand cubic meters (4.9 million cubic feet) in the shape of the logo of the Palm (a thin palm leaf) on both sides of your trunk. These will be personal islands of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoom (current dirigiente Dubai).
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