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Travel Guide - Palm Jumeirah's Hotels Seen From The Sea

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When you rent a luxury yacht in Dubai for sight-seeing or take Sail Serene’s Dubai Yacht Tour, you will be taken around Palm Jumeirah Island: Dubai's first large-scale coastline extension and the world’s self-declared ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.

This engineering jewel was created by taking land from the seabed to build new communities. Shaped as a date palm tree, the 3Km-long trunk protrudes from the mainland and its 17 palm fronds sit in a shallow lagoon surrounded by a protective outer crescent. Palm Jumeirah is a self-contained residential district that combines private villas and apartments with luxury hotels, shopping, and entertainment districts.

As a non-resident, you are not allowed to access the residential areas where celebrities like Giorgio Armani, Robert De Niro and Kim Kardashian, own their beautiful villas, however you can take the monorail from the mainland and stop at Atlantis Hotel, from where you can see the beautiful Arabian Gulf sunset or explore the magnificent hotels cast in the outer crescent of the Palm. 

This is one way to explore the iconic landmark, and quite frankly, a very hectic one. A better and more relaxing way to see this world-famous landmark is from the sea, by renting a private yacht from Dubai Marina.


This exclusive yacht tour last generally four hours and covers the entire outer coastline leaving nothing unexplored. There is a plethora of hotels nested in this crown and all have different and unique architecture which you will not be able to appreciate by visiting the hotels from the road. The light setup is carefully design to give distinctive characters to each façade. Lights are carefully located to highlight spots that define the tone of the building and its cultural heritage. To the amateur photographer it is far more satisfying to take a shot that capture the soul of the building than just its mere shape. Even better if you are in the picture. Your Instagram page will look fantastic. Sail Serene 4-hour yacht tour is there to create long lasting memories and give you magazine-like awesome pictures.

But what is actually there to see?  Let us take you, the reader, on a virtual journey around Palm Jumeirah Island, so the next time you think of renting a yacht in Dubai to see Atlantis or a sunset cruise with candle light dinner from Dubai Marina you will appreciate every corner of it.

One & Only the Palm

This is the first hotel you will see right off the Dubai Marina canal and it is arguably the most exclusive luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah. With architecture inspired by Andalusia’s Moorish palaces, cuisine by a Michelin-starred chef, an 850-square meter infinity pool and beachfront accommodation, this place is dripping with splendor. The hotel even has a private marina and Sail Serene yachts can dock there and take exclusive guests for a lavish exquisite dinner.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

This 5-star hotel on the west crescent of the Palm, projects Ottoman-inspired opulence and has a private golden sand beach, infinity pool and a huge theatre. A collection of 405 luxury rooms and suites, 38 “Royal Residences” and 10 restaurants. The superb spa has a snow room and the largest Turkish bath in the Middle East.


Emerald Palace Kempinski

One of the newest hotels to open on Palm Jumeirah, Emerald Palace Kempinski draws together European styles, contemporary design and warm hospitality. Think marble floors against gold and platinum finishes. Stand out feature at this property is Dubai’s biggest indoor swimming pool.

Atlantis Hotel

Nested between the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline, Atlantis Hotel is the crown of the world-renown Palm Island. Atlantis was voted World's Leading Landmark Resort 2015 by the prestigious World Travel Awards. This luxurious lodging has 1,539 rooms each with the spectacular views of the sky-blue Arabian Sea.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Sofitel Dubai the Palm is a 5-star hotel of French-Polynesian style. People enjoy swaying palms and blue skies from the private beach. One uniqueness: a rooftop tennis court.

Anantara the Palm Dubai

The hotel’s architecture resembles Thai temples, a theme that extends through the spa and 50-meter infinity pool, as well as the resort’s huge lagoon-style pools that interconnect through the resort. What makes Anantara the Palm unique is the UAE’s only overwater villas, with a glass floor so you can view the marine life beneath.

Rixos the Palm Hotel & Suites

This Turkish style hotel sit at the very eastern-most tip of Palm Jumeirah. With eleven restaurants and bars plus over 100 international beverage brands to try, it’s well worth it. The Turkish theme continues throughout the resort’s 316 rooms and villas each with its own exclusive private pool.

Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Last but not least as you approach the exit to the Palm and back to Jumeirah Beach, Five Palm Jumeirah brings a different vibe to the Palm Jumeirah Hotels and is all about the glamour of Dubai.

With 470 guest rooms, the hotel is popular with party-goers and foodies, offering a range of bars, restaurants and three nightclubs to satiate both laid back and high energy occasions.

Get in touch to book your next tour of the most iconic hotels in Palm Jumeirah

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