Stretching 5 kilometers into the Persian Gulf in the shape of a date palm, Palm Jumeirah is the site of private residences and hotels. It is one of the world’s largest man-made islands and was Launched in 2001, construction of the buildings began in 2006, and the first residents arrived in 2007.
Trunk, spine, fronds, and crescent are the names by which the principal sectors of Palm Jumeirah are known. The broad trunk, connected to the mainland by a bridge, serves as the entrance. Another bridge connects the trunk to the spine, a narrow central axis from which 17 fronds protrude. The crescent is a breakwater that nearly surrounds the other sectors and it is divided into three sections. A vehicular tunnel connects the spine to the crescent, and a transit monorail runs about 3 miles (4.8 km) from the mainland to the crescent through the spine and trunk.
Apartments, retail, and some hotels are situated on the trunk. Also there is about 1.1 million square feet of greenery and walkways at Al lttihad Park which was opened in 2012. Closely spaced villas line the long fronds, while most of the hotels and resorts are located on the crescent. Almost 78,000 people of 70 different nationalities live at Palm Jumeirah.