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Where to find the best views of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

Dubai’s newest attraction, The View at the Palm, offers a panoramic view of its iconic Palm Jumeirah island, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. Nothing in the UAE is done in half measures, so also expect multi-sensory experiences, world-class cuisine and an exclusive VIP lounge.

Visitors to Dubai’s architectural marvel, the Palm Jumeirah, can now take in a 360-degree view of the man-made island from the View at the Palm, a new observation deck on the top level of the Palm Tower. “Our research indicated that about 60 per cent to 70 per cent of Dubai’s tourists visit Palm Jumeirah. However, they can’t see the architecture of the island from it,” said Omar Khoory, chief assets and hospitality officer of Nakheel, the property developers behind the popular landmark. 

The View at the Palm, Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Located on the 52nd floor, the deck provides a vantage point for stunning views of the artificial island, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. The experience begins with a walk through interactive aquarium tunnels from the entry point located on the “trunk” of the Palm Jumeirah, which is connected to the Nakheel Mall nearby. A floor-to-ceiling “digital sea, sand and sky experience” will keep you entertained during the three-minute elevator ride to the observation deck. 

The attraction also houses a special exhibition and an immersive theatre that detail how the Palm Jumeirah island was conceptualised and developed. While the deck is open to all visitors, if you’re looking for a more exclusive experience, head to the soon-to-open VIP lounge, which is being managed by the St Regis Hotel and will feature an outdoor terrace, meal services and Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Tickets start from Dh100 for adults and Dh69 for children. VIP lounge passes are available from Dh350 for adults and Dh200 for children. Keeping in mind Covid restrictions, the total number of visitors allowed entry each day has been capped at 300. 

A floor below will play host to a variety of dining experiences. Highlights include the first UAE outpost of SushiSamba, which also has outlets in London, Amsterdam and Las Vegas. The restaurant opens later this year and will offer Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine along with signature dishes exclusive to the property. The St Regis, which occupies the first 19 floors of The Palm tower is expected to open its doors by mid-May. 

For more information, visit www.theviewpalm.ae