Probably the best view of The Palm Jumeirah is from The View at The Palm. This is a viewing platform at a height of 240 meters where you can enjoy a 360-degree view.
The View in Dubai
Certainly, a viewing platform from the artificially created island The Palm Jumeirah was missing that tourists can visit. This is now available with The View at The Palm and you should definitely take a look at it because you can only see how big it is from a bird’s eye view. In the past, you always had to book a hotel with a good view where you could see the shape of the palm tree.
This was possible, for example, at the Oasis Beach Tower, where you have a sensational view from the balcony. But of course, you are a little further away there than if you are already on the palm island. In this post, you can find out everything about it and how exactly a visit works. We recommend planning at least two hours there so that you can see everything.
As you have already learned, The View at The Palm is located on the island and there exactly on the palm trunk. Now you are probably wondering how to get there at all. The easiest and most convenient option is to take a taxi to get there. You then have to drive to The Palm Tower where there is a large complex with a shopping mall and a hotel.
It is best to combine the visit with the Nakheel Mall which is right next to it. It is of course even better if you stay at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. This is a luxury hotel located in The Palm Tower. You could also use The Palm Monorail and get off at the stop at the shopping mall. So there are many different options that you can use.
A ticket is required to visit The View at The Palm. However, this is cheaper such as the Burj Khalifa ticket. But still, you have to spend a lot if you want to see it. Adults pay 100 dirhams. 69 dirhams are due for the children. Then there are also prime hours there, like at the Burj Khalifa. That means there are times that are much more popular, for example, to take photos. That would be the case from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and there you have to spend 158 dirhams.
The View at The Palm is open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sunday through Wednesday. There is always a little longer time to visit at the weekend. That would be from Thursday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and midnight. However, you have to know that there are always more visitors on weekends who want to see it. Those who prefer to have more peace and quiet should go there during the week.
Before you even get to the elevators where you reach the viewing platform, as you know from Dubai, there is always a multimedia show called The View Exhibition. However, this is also very interesting and you should look at it. You get shown how the island was created and you learn a lot about it.
View of the Dubai Marina
As a normal visitor, you always come to The View at The Palm, which is located on the 52nd floor of the tower. But there are other great views such as Falcon View on the 54th floor. That would be the highest point in the building. Incidentally, the SUSHISAMBA restaurant is located on the 51st floor, where you can enjoy a great view while eating and drinking. If you are a hotel guest you can use the AURA SkyPool Lounge which is located on the 50th floor.
If you can afford it then you should stay at the luxury hotel The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. Of course, you have a great view of the island from the rooms which you can imagine. This is unique and there is nothing like it. Of course, when you check-in at the reception you should tell the staff that you would like to have a room on the upper floors. You might also get a free upgrade. But that always depends on how busy the hotel is.
So that you can even find the entrance to the viewing platform you first have to go to the Nakheel Mall and then to level 2. That would be the second floor and there you just have to show your ticket. We recommend reserving this in advance and this is done in a similar way to the Burj Khalifa. You have to be there at the booked time.
A visit to The View at The Palm is definitely to be recommended as you have a great view there. However, you have to invest a little money. You will then be rewarded with a wonderful view. If you want to take good photos then you should use Prime Hours. These are always from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. But you have to spend more there for the ticket.