Dubai’s latest tourism destination – the Boardwalk at The Palm Jumeirah – is now open to the public.
The AED150 million (US$40.83 million) development, which is tipped to become one of the world’s leading seaside promenades, spans some 11 kilometres along the manmade island’s crescent.
Spanning from the One&Only The Palm hotel on the western edge to the Rixos Hotel on the eastern side, passing by The Atlantis, the walkway provides stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai and the marina. It also features several food vans.
"We are very excited about this project because it will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy their leisure time in an area that is safe and attractive," said Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman, Nakheel, which is the developer behind the attraction.
"The boardwalk is another shining example of how we use creative thinking and innovative engineering to bring more facilities and attractions to Palm Jumeirah."
There are currently five food vans parked along the walkway with room for 30 in total.
“We have five more concession trucks in the pipeline and hopefully by the end of the year we will get many more," Lootah added.
Motorists can park in one of the 350 free bays spanning almost the length of the boardwalk, the second such walkway to open in the city.