7 Islands in Dubai | The Manmade Islands of Dubai

Islands in Dubai

Palm Jumeirah, Bluewaters Islands, Jumeirah Bay Island, Deira Islands, The World Islands, Palm Jebel Ali and many more islands of Dubai.

The man-made Dubai Islands are an infrastructure accomplishment, opening Dubai to a modern world while still in touch with its cultural heritage. The charm and allure of these islands in Dubai bring thousands of tourists every year to witness their skyline-high hotels, amazing waterparks, and beautiful beaches. 

More and more travelers and locals find themselves fascinated by these man-made islands. Surrounding the natural scenery and modern architecture of main Dubai are the gorgeous islands like The Palm Islands - The Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali. Plan your tour to the Bluewater islands and admire the wax statues of Madame Tussauds or spend the night on a boat anchored at the Deira Islands. You can also indulge in the thrill of skydiving over the Palm islands or jet skiing at the coast of Dubai Marina with the panoramic view of the islands.

Here is the list of best islands in Dubai:


Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is a part of the famous Dubai Islands, The Palm Islands. The island is in the shape of a palm tree, comprising a trunk and 17 fonds that engulf luxurious five star hotels, villas, apartments, townhouses, some very well known international food joint chains and world-class attractions. 

Bustling with a plethora of places, restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops for delectable experience; it is one of the many high end and exclusive islands where you can Indulge your taste buds in delicious treats. 

What to do: 

• Tourists like the thrill and excitement of various rides and activities in the fun-filled Aquaventure Waterpark. 
• Enjoy the panoramic view and adrenaline rush while Skydiving over the island.
• Swim with the dolphins at Atlantis, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 
• Experience the amazing sunset on the coast of the island beach.


Bluewaters Islands

The Bluewater island has a luxurious lifestyle nestled at the waterfront, with residents in 10 buildings, a wide range of retail and dining facilities. The island is easy for the tourists to reach from the mainland via the direct bridge from Sheikh Zayed Road. Another masterpiece amongst the Islands in Dubai, the gigantic 210 meter tall wheel Ain Dubai is also situated on the Bluewater islands. 

What to do:

• The Ain Dubai wheel is a major tourist sightseeing attraction.
• Enjoy the rides and activities in the Amusement hubs.
• Visit the world-renowned Madame Tussauds Museum.
• Spend your time strolling in the serenity of the vertical gardens. 
• Soak in the sun at the Cove beach of Bluewaters Islands.

Jumeirah Bay Island

Nestled on the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road in the Arabian Gulf is Jumeirah Bay Island. The island is the shape of a seahorse and another one of the man made Dubai Islands proving to be an exclusive destination amongst tourists who seek relaxation and some privacy.

The Jumeirah Bay Island houses a sophisticated and luxurious Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property offering all modern amenities and comfort for guests to make their stay memorable. Tourists and locals can commute to and from the island by a 300m bridge connecting it to mainland Dubai. 

What to do:

• Enjoy a relaxing staycation at the Bulgari Hotel. 
• Take a boat ride around the island.

Deira Islands

The Deira Islands are only partially open to tourists and locals for visiting and exploring as approximately 40% of the island is still under construction. Consisting of four smaller man-made islands in Dubai, they are situated on the coast of Deira district and are a collective part of the Palm Islands.

For now, tourists and locals visit the islands via boats and are allowed to anchor day and night, visit the night market in the Deira district and enjoy the view from their private boats.

The World Islands

The World Islands are not exactly one but a collection of 300 smaller man-made islands in the shape of the world map out of which only a few of these Islands in Dubai are fully functional. The gorgeous islands are well equipped with resources for providing the visitors with a great experience. Currently the only functioning island is Lebanon Island. 

What to do:

• Spend your day on the beach sunbathing.
• Indulge in water sports for a more thrilling experience.
• Relish in a romantic dinner at the Toro Blanco, one of the most happening restaurants on the islands.


Palm Jebel Ali

Supposed to be one of the best and largest Dubai Islands, Palm Jebel Ali is a part of the Palm Islands. Construction for the island started in 2002 and the plans included providing housing for more than 250,000 people. 

Some major attractions for the tourists were 6 marinas, a wonderful waterpark ‘Sea Village’ and beautiful boardwalks with poetry inscriptions of Sheikh Mohammad. 
However, as for now, the construction has been at a halt since the 2008 market crash and the island is not in a functional state as planned initially.

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  1. What are the things to do at the Palm Jumeirah?

    1. Swim with the Marine Life: One of the most revered landmarks of Islands in Dubai is the Atlantis. While at the Atlantis you can swim with the Dolphins, get up close to the sea lions and even arrange for yoga sessions underwater surrounded by marine life. You can also visit The Lost Chambers Aquarium where, diving amidst as many as 65000 marine animals, including sharks.

    2. Speed Boat Splash Rides: If you are looking to raise up the adventure bar while on the Palm Islands then this is for you. Take the Splash Tours and buckle in for a wild ride on a speedboat, cruising through the waters surrounding the islands for 90 minutes. As a part of the tour you will also jet on the Burj Al Araband then sail past some lavish palaces of Dubai.

    3. Kayak Tour around the Palm: If adventure sports is not your calling, don't worry. The guided Kayak Tour lets you explore the calm waters at a slow relaxing pace while you enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and pass by the Dubai Marina, Burj al Arab, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

    4. Fun-filled Aquaventure Waterpark: Unleash your inner child at the Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis, with so many rides and waterslides. You can ride through so many long and amazing waterslides (including a slide that shoots you through a shark tank), splash in the pools, or relax and sway sipping cocktails at a private beach to complete your experience of the islands in Dubai.

  2. Which are the best adventure things to do in Dubai?

    1. Base Jump from Burj Khalifa: Imagine the panoramic view of the entire Dubai from the 163rd floor of the Burj Khalifa, the feeling of being above everything and everyone in the world (almost). And now you jump! Free-falling through the atmosphere, with the adrenaline rush, goosebumps and lungs filling with air as you see everything passing by. The thrill of this experience is unparalleled and cannot be topped easily. 

    2. Skydiving over Palm Jumeirah: The islands in Dubai are popular amongst tourists for their unique and exclusive experience. But what's even more unique is skydiving from 1400 feet above sea level. Jumping from a helicopter at that height and falling through the layers of atmosphere towards one of the most beautiful Dubai Islands.  

    3. Snorkeling: Experience marine life and swim amongst the many species underwater at the best of best, Atlantis in The Palm Islands. A beautiful and rich experience, as you witness the many colourful sea creatures and corals. This experience will leave you in awe of nature. 

    4. Shark Diving: Now this sounds scary and well, it DEFINITELY IS ! However if you live life on the edge and are not scared by 300 razor sharp teeth, you can be game for this unique experience of shark diving at the Dubai Mall. A one of a kind activity, it's thrilling beyond most people's imagination and not everyone can say they have done it.

  3. Which are the best water sports to do in Dubai?

    1. Parasailing: Enjoy the relaxed pace and panoramic view of the coast of Dubai Islands while you are floating in the air. The activity of Parasailing is a popular adventure sport amongst tourists, and the feeling of soaring through the sky with the water glistening beneath you is unmatched.

    2. Jet Skiing: The combination of mechanically powered speed and the vast space of ocean is what people love about Jet Skiing. You will enjoy the adrenaline rush through the ride and the fresh water splashing on your skin, as the wind caresses your face and everything seems to be left behind.

    3. Speed Boating: If you and your group are looking for an adventure activity to do together, then Speed Boating is the perfect choice. A unique shared experience, Speed Boating is very famous amongst visitors in Dubai Islands. You get a panoramic view of the Dubai coastline and you can actually see many of the famous buildings from the water.

    4. Fly fishing: A very popular and demanding water sport in Dubai, Fly Fishing is inflatable in E-shape being guided by speed boats. Two people can participate in this activity together and enjoy the thrill of the wind on your face while soaking in the beauty of the Dubai skyline.

  4. Can you stay on the world islands in Dubai?

    Tourists who visit The World Islands can stay at hotels like The Island, a luxury retreat in Lebanon Island. With well-equipped amenities and modern infrastructure, The Island has its own Spa, private pool, fitness centre, a beautiful Italian restaurant and so much more. Enjoy the experience of the World Islands in this hotel and it's comfortable landscape.

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