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The Palm Jumeirah: victory of luxury over common sense

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Palm JumeirahIt is known that the Arab East is a delicate matter. Now we can name it grand and chic. On the coast of the United Arab Emirates for several years, literally from the sea foam appeared construction that is called eighth wonder of the world. «The Palm Jumeirah» is an artificial island, built along the coastline opposite Jumeirah Dubai Internet City, 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport. 
The government company Nakheel is in charge of the project. It the largest developer specializing in construction of residential commercial real estate, as well as hotels, shopping malls and recreation places.

The Palm Jumeirah is a symbolic project. The island is constructed in the form of palm trees with dates that ale called «Arab bread». This unique structure goes deep into the Persian Gulf. Its length 6.5 kilometers, and width is approximately 5 kilometers. The whole island is so great and colorful that it is even determined from the satellite. 
The project started in 2001. Construction had to be completed in 5 years, however, due to unforeseen complications in the creation of final units was delayed for another two years. According to the latest data, more than 30 hotels will welcome the visitors by 2009.

The Palm Jumeirah is the world's largest artificial reef. While there was the work on its erection, the lives of underwater near the island have changed. There migrated organisms that are the typical inhabitants of reefs valued by diving fans.

«The Palm Jumeirah» consists of three parts: «Crescent» (the Crescent), «Krona» (the Crown) and «barrel» (the Trunk). «Crescent» has purely practical functions as well as aesthetic ones. It protects the island from any external water invasion that is not so dangerous actual because this water area is considered one of the quietest. The windage the of the Crescent is more interesting curiously as there are hotels of the most eminent hotel nets, made in different national styles: Brazilian, Venetian, Japanese and others. «Kronu» is formed with 17 branches, spread on the entire perimeter of the island. Each branch separates the whole neighborhood. They set aside a place for the exclusive villas of different format and design: Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Town Homes. «Trunk» is this axis of the project, places where the parks, shopping centers and restaurants are concentrated. However, multi-residential buildings (Shorline Apartments) are erected there. You can buy apartments with magnificent views of the Persian Gulf or placatory water canal running along the center of the Trunk. Among others pleasures of The Palm Jumeirah we should note wonderful amusement park styled as the Atlantis and «floating» hotels built on board of a huge ship circulating around the island.

«The Palm Jumeirah» is not separated from the continent. The natural and synthetic (or rather, «trunk») shores are connected with a bridge 300 meters length. Those who do not want to walk by foot will be able to ride the monorail-speed train capable to receive 3 thousands of passengers. The developers created an underwater tunnel with three lanes in each direction to move people from «Krony» to «Crescent» and back.

The Palm Jumeirah is the first project of such magnitude. However, specialists forecast huge demand for real estate over there. Despite the fact that prices doubled since the start of construction, many famous people have rushed to a buy some houses and apartments on the island. 
The Signature Villas are the most luxurious. They are built in different styles: classical European, Mediterranean, Arabic and modern. A large field, pool and other relevant attributes complete each villa.

The smaller houses are called Garden Homes. They also performed in various architectural styles. Town Homes are a 3- and 4-bedrooms or two-room apartments in Arabic style with a swimming pool and bathing water. The more democratic apartments are Shoreline Apartments and Marina Apartments.

These are 1-, 2- and 3-bed apartments and exclusive penthouses with magnificent views on the bay and channel. There are all the necessary amenities in complexes in which they are placed: fitness clubs, shops, children's playgrounds, beauty salons, sports clubs.

Alexei Chernov

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