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Top 8 Things To Do on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

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Whilst enjoying your holiday at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort, here are our suggestions of the Top 8 things to do on and around the Palm Jumeirah in the dynamic city of Dubai.

Long-tail Boat Trip Around the Iconic Palm Jumeirah

Experience a unique boat journey as you head out onto the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf in an authentic Thai long-tail boat. Docked at Dubai Marina Mall water station, your captain will help you onboard this traditional type of transport before heading off onto the azure waters that surround Dubai. As you enter the open sea you will be greeted by a fantastic starboard vantage point of Dubai’s architectural splendour.  Your voyage continues towards the iconic Palm Jumeirah as you sail to the Thai inspired buildings of Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

The Palm Fountain at The Pointe

Spanning across the boulevard of The Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Fountain is officially the world’s largest fountain. The two giant floating platforms cover 14,000 square metres of water, the highest fountain towering up to 105 metres, and lighting up the evening skies of Dubai with 3,000 magical LED lights. Launched in October 2020, Dubai’s newest fountains dance to hit songs from all around the globe.

Freefall Over Palm Jumeirah

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, jump out of a plane as it cruises over the Palm Jumeirah. Skydive Dubai offers tandem skydives at the premium Palm Dropzone, reaching speeds of up to 120 mph and offering eye-popping views of the Palm, the Dubai Marina and the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Turkish Hammam Experience at Anantara Spa

To calm the nerves after your skydive, Anantara Spa offers a luxurious Turkish Hammam. Turkish houses, or hammams, have been a crucial part of Ottoman culture for centuries. Choose from an array of rituals and unwind, whilst cleansing out toxins, increasing blood circulation and stimulating the immune system. Feel flawless after a spa programme fit for a sultan, with separate male, female and couples’ facilities.

Water Sports Activities

Exhilarate with a range of water sports and excursions in warm waters and under the Arabian sun. Embrace new adventures such as world-class fishing or diving, try your balance skills on a paddle board on the calm waters, or lay back and simply relax on the beach.

Water Sports Activities at The Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Flight From Palm Jumeirah to the Burj Khalifa

Climb aboard a luxury helicopter and swoop high above renowned sights in Dubai such as the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm, and the "Golden Mile". Fly along the coastline and across the World Islands, also taking in the spectacular views of the city’s Downtown area and Burj Khalifa, on a 12-, 15-, or 25-minute flight.

Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

The Boardwalk Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk hugs the coast along the West and East Crescents of The Palm Jumeirah, built over the rocks of the Palm’s breakwater.

Six metres wide and stretching for 11km, the Boardwalk is the perfect place to take a run or walk in the early morning light or sunshine. At twilight the Boardwalk becomes the hot spot for strolling with friends and family whilst taking in the sunset views to the west.

The Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk

Explore the Flavours of Asia at the Award-wining Mekong’ Restaurant

Award-winning Asian restaurant Mekong at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort captures the essence of Asian cuisine in a beautiful beachside setting.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon savouring flavourful bites prepared by the restaurant’s talented chefs. Aromatic main courses and plates piled high with Asian specialities will be delivered to your table. Take a seat in the colourful, contemporary venue or in the eclectic tuk-tuk seating on the terrace. Select from hot and cold appetisers, including dim sum and Thai salads. Try some gojuchang chicken wings or Vietnamese rice paper rolls to whet your appetite. Choose from a selection of authentic Asian main courses, such as steamed seabass with a chilli coriander sauce or gaeng kiew wann with rice, then wrap up with the Thailand’s famed mango sticky rice.

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort 

One of Dubai's most iconic addresses is re-imagined in Anantara style, with the only over water villas in the UAE boasting traditional Thai architecture. Indulge in 400 m of private beach and lagoon pool access from your room. Head to the mainland to shop by longtail boat. Return to oceanfront dining and world-class spa treatments at Anantara Spa.