The View at the Palm
Planning on witnessing one of Dubai’s best panoramas from The View at the Palm? Learn everything you need to know about this fantastic viewpoint before you visit!
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The View at the Palm is an incredible spot to enjoy the best view of Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island shaped like a palm tree from a birds-eye perspective.
Palm Jumeirah took close to 6 years to be built, and this artificial island is now home to very posh residential areas and hotels-high-end restaurants-shopping venues and incredible attractions.
While most tourists include Palm Jumeirah on their Dubai itinerary-not many know that the best way to truly admire the excellent shape of the island is not by visiting it but by going above it-and this is what you’ll be doing at The View at the Palm.
Overall, reviewers had a good experience at The View at the Palm. They appreciated the good views of Palm Jumeirah and the sunset, and found the staff to be polite and professional. Many recommend buying tickets that include access to the 54th floor for the best views. Some tips given include visiting during less crowded times like sunrise or sunset, and taking advantage of the free binoculars to zoom in on the houses on the Palm.Google Reviews
Located on level 52, it offers unique 360-degree panoramic views of the Persian Gulf, the island, and the city as you stand 787 feet (240 meters) above the ground, making it one of the maximum vantage points in all of Dubai. Definitely one of the best views in Dubai!
Check out this guide to learn the best times to visit, where to get your tickets and how to get to the attraction-among other tips!
The View at the Palm Opening Hours
The View at the Palm opens Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 10 PM and Friday to Sunday from 9 AM to 12 AM. The last entry is one hour before closing time.
How To Get to The View at the Palm-Dubai
The View at the Palm is directly connected to the Nakheel Mall Rooftop.
The most convenient way to get there is by taxi. I usually use the Careem app to call taxis around Dubai.
If you’d instead reach Nakheel Mall by public transportation-you’ll need to first get to Palm Gateway and then take the monorail to Nakheel Mall station.
You can take the metro red line to Al Khail Metro Station or Dubai Internet City Metro station, then take a taxi or the tram to Palm Gateway, where you’ll take the monorail. You can check Dubai’s monorail timings here.
Honestly-I tend to use public transportation most of the time in Dubai-but this is one of the times I would opt for a taxi – it will save you a lot of time and hassle.
Once in the mall, head to the rooftop and follow the signs for The View at the Palm.
The View at the Palm Tickets
The View at the Palm only operates with timed-entry tickets, so I recommend purchasing yours online before visiting. You can book your The View at the Palm tickets at the entrance-but you might have to wait for a while if you decide to do so (and no fast-track or skip-the-line benefits!) Book Online
Once you have your ticket-make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your timed slot is maintained.
➤ The View at the Palm Observatory Admission Ticket allows you to choose whether to visit during Prime or Non-Prime hours-so. When booking, you can decide between sunset views or fewer crowds (and cheaper entry fees!).
➤ For a fancier experience-get, the Breakfast or Drinks Admission Ticket includes access to the VIP lounge-scrumptious breakfast with coffee-or two house beverages of your choice to be enjoyed while you take in the views.
⚠️ If you book through the official site-you can’t get a refund or change the date or time of your ticket.
View Point at the Palm
The View at the Palm is the place to fully appreciate the iconic Palm Jumeirah island, one of the United Arab Emirates’ world-renowned landmarks.
Its encircled palm shape can only be clearly seen from above, and that’s why the palm tower is such a popular spot to catch the sights of the famous attractions and the impressive Dubai skyline.
The journey to the 52nd floor starts with a 45-second interactive elevator trip that depicts the sea and the sky all around you, immersing you in astounding views from the beginning.
Once at The View at the Palm, you’ll enjoy the panoramic, 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah through the massive floor-to-ceiling windows. This is why I added this attraction to my list of the best things to do in Dubai!
Situated 787 feet (240 meters) above the island and facing it directly, its observation deck is the perfect viewpoint to admire an aerial view of Palm Dubai, the city’s most famous man-made island.
Being one of the best observation decks in Dubai, the viewing platform at the Palm Tower also features an outdoor terrace to enjoy unrestricted views of Palm Jumeirah-the Arabian Gulf-and the magnificent Dubai Skyline.
Besides making the most of the observation deck and hitting The View Café for a drink-visitors will have access to The View Exhibition, where they’ll take an immersive journey on the history of Palm Jumeirah and its construction through floor mapping and aquarium tunnels.
The VIP Experience at The View at the Palm grants you access to the VIP Lounge, where you can relax with a coffee or cocktail (fancy a glass of champagne to pair with the sights?) as you take in the views of the palm and spot some iconic landmarks.
The Next Level, a newly opened area on level 54-is the most elevated point of The View at the Palm-and it’s also Jumeirah’s highest viewpoint at 820 feet (250 meters).
It’s an open-air viewing deck that will allow you to marvel at the scenery without barriers. It can be visited by including it on your ticket upon purchase (it’s not included in the regular entrance tickets!).
Tips for Your Visit
What’s the best time to visit The View at the Palm?
For spectacular Palm Jumeirah views during sunset, the best time to visit is-indeed-around sunset, from 5 PM to 7 PM approximately. This is the busiest time at the viewpoint, however-as everyone wants to catch the golden Dubai skyline.
If you’d instead enjoy a view of the Palm and its surroundings with no crowds-the best time to visit is in the morning and noon or after sunset.
How much time do you need for your visit?
30 minutes should be enough to take in the views and snap as many pictures as possible.
What should you know before visiting The View at the Palm?
▶️ Entry at The View at the Palm is organized by ticket time-so, it’s essential to be punctual or arrive a few minutes before your slot time.
▶️ The attraction is safe for people of all ages, and children aged 4 or above have free access.
▶️ The View at the Palm is not accessible for wheelchair users. People using walking aids are advised against visiting because the outdoor stairwell needs to be climbed up and down to access the viewpoint. Wearing high heels/stilettos is not recommended for the same reason.
Places Near By palm jumeriah
Burj Al Arab: This iconic hotel is located on its own artificial island just off the coast of Palm Jumeirah. It’s known for its luxurious amenities and unique design- which includes a sail-shaped exterior.
The Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk: This 4.5-kilometer-long boardwalk offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. It’s a great place to walk- bike ride- or jog.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium: This aquarium- located inside the Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah- is home to over 65-000 marine animals. It’s a great place to visit if you’re interested in marine life.
Dubai Miracle Garden: This beautiful garden features over 45 million flowers and plants and is a great spot for nature lovers.
Dubai Marina: This popular waterfront destination is home to many restaurants- shops- and other attractions. It’s a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the views.
Jumeirah Beach: Located just a short distance from the Palm Jumeirah- this popular beach is a great spot to relax and soak up the sun.
Location of the palm
Palm Jumeirah Rd, The Palm Tower, 52ed Floor – Dubai – United Arab Emirates