Palm Jumeirah, one of the most iconic landmarks in the UAE celebrates 20 years. It’s been 20 years since construction began on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah. Celebrating the special occasion, CNN shared a video of the world’s most stunning man-made island and tweeps couldn’t feel more proud of our Dubai. *Happy tears*! Meanwhile, here are Top 5 Facts Of The Palm Jumeirah That You Probably Didn’t Know.
The Viral Video Shows The Site Pre & Post Construction & Its Surreal
The construction of The Palm Jumeirah began in 2001. Over 120 million cubic meters of sand was dug out from the ocean floor. Besides, more than 7 million tons of rocks were used to build the breakwater. In short, the amount of water and sand used to build this master piece could form a two-meter wide wall that could circle the globe three times. Now, that’s something -right?
Speaking to CNN, Ali Mansour, Chief Executive of Palm Jebel Ali, showed a picture of The Palm Jumeirah way back in 2003 and its something you certainly wouldn’t expect. The picture shows large stretches of barren land, on which the majestic Palm now sits. Well, 20 years after construction the Palm now needs no introduction!
Palm Jumeirah Now Has A Stunning Observation Deck- The View At The Palm
Dubai now has a new attraction that offers a 360 degree view of the Palm Jumeirah. The View at The Palm Jumeirah opened its doors to the public on 7 April 2021. Visitors can purchase their tickets and experience the Palm Jumeirah like never-before, as well as embark on an interactive journey towards the rich history of this splendid island through multiple immersive touchpoints.
With direct access from Nakheel Mall, level two of The Palm Tower marks the entry point for visitors which houses a Starbucks Café, The View Exhibition, interactive aquarium tunnels and a gift shop. The View Exhibition, a tribute to the impeccable growth-journey of Palm Jumeirah, will encompass a timeline on the way in which this world-famous island was conceptualized and developed.
Visitors can also experience an immersive theatre which takes them through the ground-breaking history of the island. Towering at 240 metres over the Palm Jumeirah, Level 52 holds the observatory deck with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai skyline and the island itself.