When most of us think of the UAE, we picture the Burj Khalifa soaring above the skyline and blue skies over pristine sands. But one of the most enticing reasons for visiting, and indeed living in, Dubai is the stunning Palm Islands. Whether you are a tourist looking to experience the very best in leisure or the dazzling, beautiful beaches, or you are moving to the area, and you are looking for an apartment or penthouse away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then the Palm Islands should be at the top of your list. Here is everything that you need to know.

The Islands Were A Huge Project

One of the biggest reasons why the Palm Islands are so unique is that they are man-made archipelagos. Creating these islands was not a small undertaking. The cost of the project has been estimated at 7 billion dollars, and you can see the structure from space. Indeed, the Palm Islands are the second-biggest man-made structure out there. The process of making them required sand to be dredged from the floors of the Persian Gulf as well as the Arabian Gulf. This was then formed into the required shape, and the new archipelagos were surrounded by rocks. Several millions of tons worth, to give you some idea of how much heavy lifting was involved! There are three different Palm Islands: Jumeirah, Jebel Ali, and Deira.

The Islands Are A Dream Home

The residential opportunities that have been created on the Palm Islands are truly the stuff that dreams are made of. Imagine stepping out onto your balcony and seeing the beautiful waters stretching out in front of you. On the Palm Jumeirah can also take advantage of the incredible five-star restaurants, visit the famous Nakheel Mall, and you are still well within easy traveling distance of the city. Azizi Developments offers one- and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses at the iconic Mina residential community. This location has its own pool, private beach, gymnasium and 24-hour security, and it offers beautiful views of the city’s world-renowned skyline.

The Islands Were Created For A Wide Variety Of Reasons

You only need to step foot onto the Palm Islands to see why they are so special, but it takes a special vision to create something like this. There were several different reasons why the project got underway. Firstly, the Palm Islands would be a fantastically desirable location for tourists to visit. Visitors flock to the islands for the vast range of different experiences that they provide. The Islands were also a great thing for the local economy. Committing to such a massive project created a legion of different jobs, and it also attracted a great deal of foreign investment. Dubai is still one of the most desirable locations to start a business, and this drive continues to grow. There is no doubt that these islands were worth the years of incredibly hard work, and now you can explore Palm Jumeriah’s artificial reef and bask in the shade of its 12,000 palm trees.