At the tip of Palm Jumeirah Island, the famous island in the shape of a palm tree, you can find the “The Pointe” shopping center. Thanks to its unique location and the panoramic view of the Atlantis The Palm hotel and the dancing fountains, this place promises to become a new attraction in Dubai.
The special thing about the shopping center is the walking promenade of no less than 1.5 kilometers, which runs parallel to the azure blue water of the Persian Gulf. Thanks to the promenade you have a special panoramic view of the Atlantis The Palm hotel and the Palm Fountain fountain show. The shopping center is also spacious with modern architecture, wide walking paths which alternate with lawns, palm trees and ponds with fountains.
UPDATE: The Pointe is closed in may 2023, the area is going to undergo redevelopment
Shops and restaurants
The Pointe is divided into three areas, Central, East and West. Spread over these three areas you will find 100 shops and restaurants. Most shops and restaurants can be found in East and West. The area of Central consists mainly of a large square with a staircase and a small beach which gives you a unique view of the Atlantis hotel and the sunset of Dubai. The beach is also the ideal spot to take pictures of the best-known hotel on the palm island.
The shops and restaurants in The Pointe can be found the ground floor and the first floor of the shopping center. On the 1st floor are mainly restaurants and cafes located which almost all have a terrace with panoramic views of the sea, Atlantis and the other resorts on Palm Jumeirah. There is also a spa, supermarket and various beauty salons in the shopping mall. Specially for children there is a playground where they can enjoy. The Pointe also has a dine-in cinema where you can dine and walk directly to the cinema rooms to watch a movie.
The Pointe houses McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Fat Chow, KFC, Guylian, Barcelos, The Stuffed Burger, Baskin Robbins and Al Safadi. The restaurants in The Pointe are open daily from 10:00 am to midnight. For more information about the shops and restaurants and the shopping center, visit the website of The Pointe: www.thepointe.ae.
The dancing fountains show covers an area of no less than 14,000 square meters and is divided into two separate fountains combinations to the left and right of The Point Mall shopping center. Due to the huge size of the fountain show, the Palm Fountain is officially the largest fountain show in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The highest fountain of the Palm Fountain sprays the sea water over 105 meters high, which is just under 45 meters lower than the fountain show at the Dubai Mall. The Palm Fountain has a unique feature from its competitor at the Dubai Mall. Every evening 3000 LED lights up the jets of water which makes for a magical show.
A 3-minute show can be admired every 30 minutes at The Point Mall every evening between 7:00 PM and 12:00 AM. The show can be viewed for free from the pedestrian promenade of The Pointe Mall on Palm Jumeirah. In total there are 20 different shows where the fountains dance to famous pop music and songs by local artists.
Sunset at The Pointe Mall
Sunset, there are some special lovers that admire this daily phenomenon from unique places. Thanks to its location on the tip of the palm tree island you have a magnificent panoramic view of the sunset from The Pointe. You can admire the sunset in Dubai from one of the restaurant’s terraces, from the promenade or from the beach. It is always waiting which colors appear in the air and how that will signs the sky. In just a moment the hole sky change and before you know the sun is set.
The beaches can be found on the two extreme points of the shopping center and in the middle directly under the track of the Palm monorail. Directly under the track of the monorail, the developers have laid a staircase of stones to the small beach, making it an excellent location to watch the sunset.
How to get to the Pointe Mall?
The shopping center of The Pointe is easy to reach by taxi and car thanks to its location near the central road which runs on the trunk of the palm island. Just before you enter the tunnel towards the Atlantis hotel you can take the exit to the The Pointe shopping mall. The shopping center is indicated on almost all signs on the Palm island.
You can park in the private parking garage of the shopping center where there is room for 1600 cars. Please note that the shopping center has to be paid for parking.
The shopping center is also easily accessible by public transportation thanks to the Palm Monorail’s own station which will open in 2019. This monorail runs over the trunk of the palm island and is connected via the “Palm Gateway” train station with the Dubai Tram. From various stations of the Dubai Tram you can easily switch to the Dubai metro. The end station of the Palm Monorail is located near the Atlantis hotel and the Aquaventure water park. A return ticket from the train station to Palm Jumeirah costs 8 dollars, a 5,50 dollars one way ticket. A ticket to one of the stations such as The Pointe or Al Ittihad Park are cheaper. The price depends on the chosen end station.
The monorail leaves the station every 15 minutes and runs between 09:00 and 22:00 from the train station. From Atlantis The Palm the last train goes at 22:00.
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