A New Way To View Dubai From The Sky (Without Jumping From A Plane)

By GQ
09 July 2019
DUBAI
Credit: Nakheel
At 240 metres high, a new observatory offers uninterrupted views of The Palm, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline

We've all seen the Facebook and Insta posts. 

A friend skydiving over Palm Jumeirah as they take in the stunning views of Dubai from all angles. And then of course, you have to hear about how the experience has changed their lives.

If you've ever wished to catch those panoramic views of the city without throwing yourself from a plane, then you will soon be ditching that FOMO. 

Nakheel is adding another landmark attraction to the Dubai's recreation and leisure scene with The View at The Palm, a public observation deck towering 240 metres above Palm Jumeirah.

Accessible from Nakheel Mall, the observatory will offer spectacular, uninterrupted views of The Palm, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. Parachutes not required.

The View at The Palm, for which a fit out contract was signed last month, is perched on the top level, 52nd floor of The Palm Tower, at the heart of the island. The observation deck, which includes a VIP lounge and areas for private events, is nearing completion.

“The View at The Palm will combine awe-inspiring, breath-taking views with an interactive, educational experience about the creation of the iconic Palm Jumeirah,” Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, which will operate the attraction, said. “This stunning new attraction – the only location in Dubai offering this unique experience – will be a magnet for residents and tourists.”

Visitors to The View will start their journey at the roof plaza of Nakheel Mall, where they will find an interactive museum and gallery dedicated to the creation of Palm Jumeirah. From there, an elevator, with a floor-to-ceiling digital sea, sand and sky experience, will take them on the three minute ascent to the observatory at the top of The Palm Tower, where they can view the island below, and enjoy 360 degree views of Dubai.
 
Visitors to The View will be able to buy tickets online, by phone or in person at the Nakheel Mall roof plaza, for a day or night experience.

The Palm Tower comprises a St. Regis hotel and luxury residences, with a rooftop infinity pool and restaurant underneath the viewing deck. The tower is directly connected to Nakheel Mall, which is due to open this year and will have its own Palm Monorail station.