Dubai is the site of new neighbourhoods and attractions almost every year. More and more is being built and so there is always something new to discover. In addition to Al Seef and Bluewaters Island, the new “The Pointe” neighborhood opened at the end of 2018 at the top of the world-famous artificial island of Palm Jumeirah, on the other side of Atlantis The Palm Bay.
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The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah
The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah is located on the 4 km long trunk of the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah. Created in 2001, palm island is 560 hectares in size and consists of three sections: the trunk (The Trunk), the 16 different sized palm fronds (The Fronds) and the outer sickle moon (The Crescent) to protect against storm surges.
The Pointe is about 130,000 square meters in size and has a 1.5 kilometer long promenade with over 100 restaurants and shops. This beach promenade runs on both sides of the trunk and is divided into a “West Marina” and an “East Marina”. The shops are open daily from 10:00 to 22:00, the restaurants from 10:00 to 24:00.
When we were in Dubai for the first time in 2012 and were looking for a nice photo spot for the Hotel Atlantis the Palm, The Point was still completely undeveloped. So we had a great comparison of how this area of the palm island has completely changed in just a few years 🙂
What is the best way to get to The Pointe?
To get to The Pointe, there are currently 3 ways: by car, boat or taxi.
Unfortunately, this is not so easy with public transport at the moment, as the new station “The Pointe Station” of the Palm Monorail is not yet finished. However, this is expected to happen in 2021. Otherwise, the area has 1,600 parking spaces. Parking is not cheap: the first hour costs AED 20 (4.50 €) and every additional hour AED 10 (2.20 €). However, if you spend 100 AED in a shop or restaurant, you can have your parking ticket devalued and get 3 hours of parking for free. Some hotels on the Palm Island already offer a boat transfer.
We took a taxi from Downtown Dubai and paid AED 60 (approx. 13.50 €).
The view from The Pointe
The view from the Pointe to the lagoon of the Palm Island and the Hotel Atlantis is truly magnificent. We found the western beach promenade a bit more beautiful, because here you don’t have the bridge of the Monorail in your eye-catcher.
The promenade is beautifully designed and offers various restaurants, entertainment and leisure facilities. The gastronomic offer ranges from fast food to fine cuisine. Due to the currently not yet optimal connection to the public transport one also notices that here is not so much going on compared to neighborhoods like La Mer, the Dubai Marina or of course Downtown Dubai with the Dubai Mall.
The Palm Fountain Dubai
The main attraction of The Pointe are the water fountains on both sides of the promenade. The Palm Fountain Dubai is officially the largest fountain in the world with a water area of 14,000 square meters, replacing the previous record holder the Dubai Fountain at the Burj Khalifa. The fountains rise 105 metres in height and illuminate the sky of Dubai with magical 3,000 LEDs.
The Palm Fountain shows are held every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday from 19:00 to 22:30 and on Saturday and Sunday from 19:00 to 23:30. Admission is of course free of charge.
The fountains we liked especially after sunset. Together with the illuminated Hotel Atlantis in the background, the water fountains form an enchanting backdrop. Nevertheless, we find the atmosphere of the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas or the Dubai Fountain at Burj Khalifa even more impressive. But the water features of the Palm Fountain are a nice alternative, because there is a lot more space here and everything is a little quieter.
The Hotel Atlantis the Palm
Finally we were able to take a great look at the illuminated Hotel Atlantis The Palm.
A map with all attractions in DubaiOn Google MyMaps we have marked all important sights and attractions in Dubai.
Our travelogues from DubaiDubai is an insanely diverse city and has quite a few attractions to offer. In our previous vacations, we had gotten to know the city only as a classic "stopover destination". Thereby, we didn't really have much time to explore the many sights of the city. And the desert metropolis is a true photo and Instagram paradise. One motif is more beautiful and spectacular than the other. The tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa), the largest building in the world in the form of a picture frame (Dubai Frame), the largest shopping center (Dubai Mall), the largest Ferris wheel (Ain Dubai), the largest flower garden (Dubai Miracle Garden), the tallest hotel (Burj Al Arab) to the largest fountain system in the world (The Plam Fountain) and many more.
In addition, Dubai has developed so rapidly in recent years, so that we now had enough time to explore the desert metropolis on the Persian Gulf a little better due to a longer vacation. Here you can find our travel reports about the city of superlatives.
The 20 most beautiful Photo Spots & Instagrammable Places in Dubai
The Swissôtel Al Murooj & our first long-haul flight with baby
Burj Al Arab – Photo Spots & Tea Time in the Skyview Bar
Das Hotel Atlantis the Palm, Lost Chambers Aquarium & Aquaventure Waterpark
Dubai Miracle Garden & the Dubai Butterfly Garden
The Pointe – The Palm Fountain at Palm Jumeirah
Al Seef Dubai, Dubai Museum, Spice Souk & Gold Souk
Dubai Marina – JBR, The Walk, The Beach & Ain Dubai
Dubai Frame in Zabeel Park & Dubai Garden Glow
La Mer – Beach, Shopping & Boardwalk in Jumeirah
Dubai Creek Harbour – The new harbour district in Dubai
Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium & the Underwater Zoo
Burj Khalifa – The most beautiful Instagram photo spots
Burj Khalifa – Things to know, At the Top & Dubai Fountain