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The Palm Jebel Ali ' A Large Man-Made Island'

🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates.

After years of waiting, Nakheel has stated that it plans to restart a revamped version of the project in early 2023,

The Palm Jebel Ali is in progress. The Palm Jebel Ali is a large-scale, man-made island development located off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Palm Jebel Ali was planned to be the second of three palm-shaped islands in Dubai, following the successful completion of Palm Jumeirah, and it will be twice the size of Palm Jumeirah. The construction began in October 2002, was originally planned to be completed by mid-2008, and has been on hold since.

Nakheel invited several architects to design one of the buildings for the Palm on a 300,000 m2 area. The winning design was a building by Royal Haskoning, who also worked on several other projects in Dubai. Many of us are wondering what we will see in the new palm. The below is there for sure:

  • Residential Areas: The development was designed to feature a mix of residential properties, including luxurious villas, townhouses, and apartments, offering waterfront or beachfront living options.

  • Commercial and Retail Zones: The master plan included provisions for commercial and retail spaces, such as shopping malls, offices, and entertainment areas, to serve the needs of residents and visitors.

  • Amenities and Infrastructure: The development was intended to have a range of amenities, including schools, parks, healthcare facilities, marinas, and transportation infrastructure, to create a self-contained community.

  • Environmental Considerations: Like the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali masterplan aimed to incorporate environmentally sustainable features, such as water desalination plants, waste management systems, and preservation of marine habitats.


The Palm Jebel Ali, as originally planned, was envisioned to be unique in several ways, similar to its predecessor, the Palm Jumeirah. Here are a few aspects that were intended to make Palm Jebel Ali stand out:

  • Size and Scale: The Palm Jebel Ali was planned to be even larger than the Palm Jumeirah, making it one of the largest man-made islands in the world. The scale of the project was intended to be ambitious, aiming to create an iconic landmark.

  • Design and Shape: Like the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali was designed in the shape of a palm tree when viewed from above. This unique palm-shaped layout, with a trunk, fronds, and crescent-shaped breakwater, was intended to provide a distinctive and recognizable visual identity.

  • Environmental Considerations: The masterplan for Palm Jebel Ali aimed to incorporate environmentally sustainable features. This included the preservation of marine habitats, careful landscaping, and the implementation of eco-friendly practices in waste management, water conservation, and energy efficiency.

  • Self-Contained Community: The development was intended to be a self-contained community, offering a range of residential options, commercial and retail spaces, as well as essential amenities such as schools, parks, and healthcare facilities. This design concept aimed to provide residents with convenient access to daily needs and promote a vibrant and integrated lifestyle.

  • Luxury and Exclusivity: As with other Palm projects in Dubai, Palm Jebel Ali was expected to offer a range of high-end residential properties, including luxurious villas, townhouses, and apartments. The development aimed to cater to an affluent clientele seeking a premium lifestyle.

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