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Jumeirah archipelago, which is located in Dubai region, consists of three islands – the Palm Jebel Ali, the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Deira. These are artificial islands, the building of which started in 2001. The building process continues even nowadays. The name of the archipelago is defined by its unusual shape that resembles a palm tree. The total square of all three islands estimates 52 kilometers. Here are planned to be built around 100 hotels and the coastal line will be occupied by villas and residences, restaurants and entertainment parks, trading centers and sports facilities.
Numerous restaurants and cafes in Jumeirah are always ready to welcome their guests. Many popular dining establishments are open in large shopping centers and hotels. For example, The Alamo … Open
The archipelago is shaped like a palm, branches of which are 5x5 kilometers large. The length of the coastal line estimates 78 kilometers. Port Rashid is considered the beginning of Jumeirah region. This is also a home to hotels of extra class. Until 1960 this region was mostly inhabited by local fishermen and traders. Then Europeans, who came to Dubai to find jobs, started occupying the coast. The true building boom starts in Dubai in 1995, when Jumeirah Beach becomes a marine resort of the international level, offering exclusive rest and residences of extra class.
«7-star» hotel Burj Al Arab is considered the most expensive one in the world. We should also mention Royal Mirage and Madinat Jumeirah hotels. A beautiful boulevard called “Golden Mile” is built on the Palm Jumeirah. It is a home to multiple restaurants, shops and residences. The building of the monorail road that starts near Atlantis Bay hotel and ends in Gateway Towers Stations ended in 2009. A visit to Wild Wadi Water Park, which occupies the area of 5 hectares, will become one of the most fascinating entertainments as you will find there over twenty magnificent attractions, swimming pools, and cafes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Jumeirah is like a Beverly Hills of the Middle East, so this area has an atmosphere of eternal, trouble-free happiness. Tourists can always ask locals for help and will not get rejected … Open
In the new resort area, there is a beautiful religious landmark - the Jumeirah Mosque. Despite the fact that it was built quite recently, the architects managed to take into account, the most important historical traditions. The modern mosque is very similar to the religious buildings that were constructed during the Middle Ages. It is one of the few mosques in Dubai, which can be visited by adherents of absolutely any religion. For tourists, there are interesting excursions, during which they tell about local religious traditions.
Dubai Metro Train Station at the Mall of Emirates, Barsha To many tourists, the most popular place in Jumeirah is the shopping center Gold and Diamond Park. This is a unique shopping center, in the walls of which, dozens of jewelry stores are accessible. Here you can buy jewelry for every taste and purse. A visit to this grandiose shopping complex will be interesting even for those who do not expect to buy jewelry. In the shopping center is a very interesting museum which features ancient Arabic jewelry.
Besides numerous entertaining and shopping centers, the area of Jumeirah is rich in unique landmarks. Old Iranian Mosque is the most famous place of interest in Jumeirah. The old building of … Open
The real historical landmark of Jumeirah is the local zoo - the oldest zoo in the territory of the Arabian Peninsula. It is very beautifully decorated. Many rare plants and majestic trees grow on the territory of this zoo. The diversity of the animals is also amazing; in the zoo you can see even very rare species of birds that are protected by the state.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel from up above Majlis Ghorfat Um-al-Sheef Palace is worth mentioning among the variety of architectural sights. The main building material in the construction of the palace was the coralstone blocks. The palace was built for one of the local noble Sheikhs. After many years, it does not cease to amaze with his greatness. Today, it is possible for absolutely everyone to walk around the magnificent palace within the framework of the excursion. The palace is surrounded by a well-kept garden, where you can admire not only exotic plants, but also beautiful sculptures.
Jumeirah is a picturesque coastal area that never ceases to attract fans of beach recreation. Jumeirah beaches have the necessary infrastructure for different kinds of sports. There are … Open
It will be interesting for connoisseurs of contemporary art to visit the Dubai International Arts Center. It is the venue for a variety of cultural events, including very interesting art and photo exhibitions. Exhibitions of contemporary designers, music concerts and presentations are held here.
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♥   Art museum 'Salsali Private Museum' Dubai, 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tashkeel Art Hub' Dubai, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sharjah Art Museum' Sharjah, 21.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Jumeirah from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

From the series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
There is a mini-cinema in the museum, where you can watch interesting theme-based movies. Gourmands will like the cozy cafe, where they can try the most popular national specialty. The museum is built in stone. Thanks to that it is comfortable to be here not only on the cold winter day but also on a hot summer day. The museum was opened for public in 2008 and differentiates from others by its beautiful modern design and things of the technological progress. This museum will be interesting even for people, who have never interested in Islam traditions. … Read further

Starbucks Coffee Shop

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
The first cafes of the chain were opened in the 1970s. For a few years the Starbacks brand coffee has become incredibly popular. Cafes have been opened in the largest European cities. The first cafeteria in the Middle East was opened in 1991. In Kuwait, nowadays, the network of cafes has more than 16000 establishments in 48 countries. In Dubai, a luxury cafeteria is a favourite vacation spot for both locals and tourists. It is not necessary to choose one of the fashionable restaurants to enjoy refined coffee in a no less refined atmosphere, just look into Starbucks. … Read further

Infinity Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
It is important to note that the skyscraper differs not only in spectacular appearance, but also in its original interior decoration. In some of its rooms there are inclined and curved walls. The cost of one-bedroom apartments located in the Infiniti Tower is about 2 million dirhams, and for an apartment with two bedrooms one must pay about 3.5 million dirhams. At present, the skyscraper is one of the highest residential buildings on the planet. … Read further
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