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“Amazing drive through Jumeirah island.”
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Palm Islands
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Port Louis
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“Amazing drive through Jumeirah island.”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

What amazed me the most about the place were the buildings;you can't but stare and admire the awesome architecture of the hotels there!
A stop at the Atlantis Hotel is a must!
The beautiful sea is another thing worth admiring in Jumeirah.
Of course, you can't actually see the Palm while driving through it..

Visited January 2014
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“Worth Driving too”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had a rental car and though Dubai can certainly be challenging for an American to navigate (GPS really helps) the Palm Islands were worth driving too. There were no problems with being touristy and just driving around.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Incredible, but very tough”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is an artificial island built in the Jumeirah area. Full of residential buildings, it also has numerous 5 star hotels with bars, restaurants and discos.
The question is: who studied the viability of the island?! The traffic is worst than in New York!!!
Once you get to the place you are staying at, you forget of the difficulties to reach it.
If you are only visiting the island, I would suggest a step-over in one of the hotels for a coffee or a drink: you will enjoy it!

Visited November 2013
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Vantaa
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“Difficult to grasp”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We took a taxi out to the Atlantis hotel and came back with the monorail. It was difficult to get any good view of the island and the buildings. Maybe a boat tour would have been better.

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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“Not so great!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Not walking friendly at all. Just to get there from the Dubai Marina was quite the challenge. Construction everywhere (11/16/2013) with the sidewalk coming and going. Sometimes you are crawling over sandbags, piles of bricks, in sand and up and down hills, in and out of bushes. A family was trying to bring a stroller behind me and they had their work cut out for them having to carry the stroller with the kid most of the time, while the other child in tow. Most of the time you are walking right next to an expressway with broken plastics barriers separating you from the traffic. Not safe at all. Good luck finding a cross walk anywhere or you have to walk a mile to get to one. The tram station is semi stupid in that they do not accept credit cards; cash only. Atlantis crowd is similar to Disney crowd. Pretty disappointing overall experience. The line for a cab at Atlantis is extremely long and very few cabs cater to this end of the resort. If you are not a guest, they will not even let you explore the hotel keeping you confined to their sub-par overpriced mini mall. I was planning on staying there next time, but will pass. The view from the tram is pretty cool, but I would not take the trip out to the island again.

Visited November 2013
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