Dubai Palm Islands - Major Developments on Palm Jebel Ali
The mid-sized sister project of Palm Jumeirah and Palm Deira, the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai is primarily a location for residential living and touristic entertainment. The six marinas, water homes, sea village and a water theme park are all testament to this concept. While the Palm Jumeirah focuses on luxury hotels and residences, the Palm Jebel Ali is inclined towards presenting a marine tourist destination, with some allocation for residences. Similar to the other palm islands, the Palm Jebel Ali's trunk holds most of the interesting locations, such as the Sea Village. Residential communities on the island will be divided as Signature Villas, Town Homes and Garden Homes.
The majority of residences are built on the fronds and the sea region between the crescent and fronds (water homes). The 1060 water homes, built on stilts based under the sea, are the highlights of the developments going on within the Palm Jebel Ali. From an aerial viewpoint, the water homes are structured to display an Arabic verse authored by the current Ruler of Dubai, HRH Sheikh Mohammed. Spanning across 12 kilometres, the water homes hover 8 to 10 metres above the sea water and is built with concrete foundation poles and wooden materials. Each water home consists of 4 bedrooms and is offered with a private mooring berth.
The Sea Village, covering a length of 2.4 kilometres along the island's trunk, is an authentic sea aquarium, presenting deep-sea life forms, including killer whales. The theme park and entertainment venue will have plenty of guests in the near future. There are eight separate hotels offering all modern facilities and amenities, located within easily accessible distance to the Sea Village.
Finally, the crescent of the Palm Jebel Ali, which is also the breakwater, offers 32 luxury hotels and resorts, all based on the marina and beach themes. The Palm Jebel Ali is to be fully completed in 2009.