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Palm Jumeirah | Dubai, UAE | by w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)
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Palm Jumeirah | Dubai, UAE

The "Palm Jumeirah" is one of several man-made archipelagos along the coastline of the United Arab Emirates. This one in particular is designed to look like a palm tree from above (you can see the trunk of the tree and the 17 palm fronds in the image).

 

The word "Jumeirah" basically means, "beautiful". It is a coastal residential area in Dubai mainly comprising private houses. It is administratively divided into three neighborhoods titled "Jumeirah 1," Jumeirah 2" and "Jumeirah 3."

 

In the foreground of this picture, you can see the 'Burj Al Arab' resort, and in the middle of the palm, you can see the 'Atlantis Resort'.

 

I shot this from an Emirates aircraft while heading to Kuwait City. If you are coming to Dubai, try to get a window seat as there are a number of great photo opportunities such as this one as you come into (or out of) the city.

 

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Taken on March 16, 2013