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Palm Island Dubai Properties

UAE Waterfront Property – Persian Gulf Residential Development on the Coast

post updated 26 March 2024

UAE Villas Property – Island Design

The Palm Islands are three artificial islands off the coast of UAE:

Palm Jumeirah
Deira Island
Palm Jebel Ali

Creation of the islands started in 2001, only Palm Jumeirah has been completed at the time of writing (2014).

15 Jun 2010

Palm Island Dubai Property

Dubai’s palm tree-shaped resort island on land reclaimed from the sea will add 120 km of sandy beaches and be visible from the moon. Dubai Palm Island will include a huge amount of new property – 2,000 villas, up to 40 luxury hotel buildings, shopping complexes, cinemas and the Middle East’s first marine park.

Palm Island Dubai property UAE
picture : Palm Jebel Ali, UAE

This iconic development close to United Arab Emriate’s Jebel Ali port forms a massive logisitics operation.

Dubai Palm Island Development : further information on the island design

Palm Island Dubai Village Centre Information

RMJM are designing the Village Centres on the island for German-based international developers Innpro, who signed an agreement with the developers in August 2002. These iconic man-made islands were conceived by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister. The architects were involved in the design of the Scottish Parliament building with Enric Miralles, and designed the Okhta Tower in Russia. RMJM Architects have architectural offices all round the world and are headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Fly high above Dubai – The World Island, Atlantis, The Palm-4K UHD Phantom 3 drone, Published on 16 Apr 2016:
Film on YouTube

Dubai Palm Islands comprised of around 100 million cubic metres of rock and sand and will increase the UAE shoreline by a total of 120km. The first development finished in 2006. Property on the islands has already gone on sale with residential properties on The Palm, Jumeirah selling out in a matter of days.

Palm Island Dubai Building information from RMJM Architects 9 May 2003

Palm Jumeirah, UAE:
Palm Jumeirah Dubai UAE island
development image : GHD PTW Cox

Dubai Palm Island Background

Low interest rates and poor stock markets are making investment in The Dubai Palm attractive. The UAE government assists the real estate market, attracting wealthy immigrants to the city: much property is retailed below market value.

The purchasers of apartments and villas on Dubai Palm Island started to move in at the end of 2005. Property on the islands is due to take four years to complete. The project is being developed by a company titled Dubai Palm Developers. The supply of UAE property is not keeping up pace with demand. Luxury apartments on Dubai Palm Island are for sale to foreigners as well as Emiratis.

RMJM Architects – designers of the first project.

Location: Dubai, UAE

A film about this major UAE infrastructure development on YouTube:
Palm Island Dubai film on YouTube

UAE Property Developments

Burj Dubai

Burj al Arab

Dubai Marina

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Website: Atlantis The Palm Dubai Hotel

Contemporary Architecture in Dubai – selection below:

The Opus
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
The Opus Hotel Dubai UAE
photograph : Laurian Ghinitoiu
The Opus Hotel in Dubai

Flamenca at The World Islands
Design: UNICA Architects
Flamenca World Archipelago Islands Dubai
image courtesy of architects
Flamenca at The World Islands in Dubai

Palm Tower Dubai

Palm Jumeirah Hotel

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jebel Ali Dubai

RMJM Hillier architects

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Website: Palm Islands in Dubai