Just when you think Dubai's coastline can't get any more luxurious, along comes Palm Jumeirah, an island that is literally shaped like a palm tree! Made up of three areas - the Trunk, the Crescent, and the Fronds - Palm Jumeirah is the world's largest man-made island. It's 4 times bigger than London's Hyde Park and 1.5 times bigger than New York's Central Park.
Because it is so different from anything else in the world, Palm Jumeirah is a major tourist destination. In fact, 20,000 people visit the island every day! Many of them wind up spending their time on the Crescent, since that's where a number of giant, five-star hotels are located. There are also three large marinas on the Trunk that boat owners love! The Trunk also has plenty of stores and restaurants to choose from.