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The fountain at Jumeira Beach Residence, Dubai
A very nice fountain is located in a roundabout on the beach promenade at the Jumeira Beach Residence. A lot of couples were walking along this promenade, so it is place for romantic travel and honeymoons.
Address: Jumeira Beach Residence
Jumeira Beach Residence, Dubai
Jumeira Beach Residence is a large waterfront community and an urban place to be with a nice beach, many restaurants and good nightlife. The area is the largest single residential development in the world with 40 high buildings (36 residential and 4 hotels) 10.000 people are living in this area. The project was completed in 2007.
Address: Jumeira Beach Residence
Directions: GPS coordinates: 25° 4' 51.1600" N 55° 8' 13.5400" E
Jumeira beach, Dubai
Jumeira beach at Dubai Marina is a very nice and long sandy beach. It is the most famous beach in Dubai, and the area has fine hotels. This is the place where most of the tourists hang out.
Address: Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.
Directions: GPS coordinates: 25° 4' 35.0700" N 55° 7' 48.4600" E
Palm Jumeira island, Dubai
Palm Jumeira island is one of two palm islands in Dubai. It's located in to the right of Palm Jebel Ali. The Palm Islands are artificial islands built on land reclamation. The islands has a shape of a palm tree with a crescent around, therefore the name "Palm".
I was walking from Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeira island and thought it was a nice trip. But it is a long way to walk. Secondly, Dubai is not for pedestrians. The sidewalks towards the island are poor. Most of the area inside the island is privat property. High fences prevent people to walk around and see the residential beaches (see picture). The only public road goes straight through the palm to the crescent island around the Palm. In front you can see the majestic Hotel Atlantis.
The place is kind of eerie, too pompous and superficial. I don't recommend staying at this island. If you want to go just "to have been there", take a taxi to Atlantis Hotel and back. Or you can take the monorail, the Metro which has been operating on the island since May 2009.
Address: Palm Jumeira island
Directions: GPS coordinates 25° 6' 14.0000" N 55° 9' 10.6400" E
Taxi sightseeing in Dubai
You need a car to get around in Dubai. The distance between the sights are too far for walking. And the roads are in many cases without pavements, so crossing the streets may be dangerous.
Taxi sightseeing is a good method to see the city and the sights. I took a taxi and had a list of places I wanted to see. The Pakistani driver was familiar with all the places I wanted to see. I paid 110 AED (30USD) for one hour sightseeing.
25° 13' 54.2900" N 55° 17' 53.1100" E
Sheikh Zayed Road is the main highway along the coastline from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The landscape is flat like a pancake, but picturesque with skyscrapers flanking each side of the road, among them Burj Khalifa (the highest building in the world).
Dubai Marina is the largest man made marina in the world with the tallest and most spectacular residential buildings. The area is also a major tourists spot with many hotels. The beach is nice and the nightlife is good along the beachside. It takes about 30 minutes with taxi from the airport to Dubai Marina, which should cost about 70-90 AED (20-25 USD).
Address: Dubai Marina
Directions: GPS coordinates: 25° 4' 54.9400" N 55° 8' 44.0000" E
The Burj Khalifa skyscraper, Dubai
The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in downtown Dubai is the tallest building in the World with its 828 metres. The construction look like a sewing needle.
Address: Dubai downtown
Directions: GPS coordinates: 25° 12' 0.3500" N 55° 16' 31.8100" E
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