The Crescent

The Crescent external breakwater girds the palm-shaped Palm Jumeirah Island with an 11 km-long piece of land, with a six-meter-wide Broadwalk promenade on it stretching from the One&Only The Palm hotel on the western edge to the Rixos hotel on the eastern side, passing by The Atlantis. It provides stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai and the marina.

The Crescent is home to over twenty hotel resorts, including the landmark Atlantis situated at the ‘top’ of the Trunk, as well as Rixos, Anantara, Waldorf Astoria, Sofitel, Kingdom of Sheba, Kempinski Hotel and Residences, Grandeur Residences, etc.

It took just two years to create the island and surrounding Crescent breakwater, and another two years to build the four and half thousand houses and apartments, and the hotels and shops that populate it. On the ground you wouldn’t know that ten years ago none of this existed; it looks and feels like a natural island.

The main attraction of The Crescent is the clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. Whether it’s sailing, diving, swimming, working out, sunbathing, shopping, eating, or simply having fun, you’ll find it catered for here. You can splash about in the 42-acre Aquaventure water park, situated just next to the Atlantis, affront from the top of the Palm’s trunk, with a monorail station next to it, or set sail from one of four marinas. You can take a dive and check out the diversity of fish, coral, sponges, oysters and other marine life that have made the rocky Crescent reef their home. If you’re not the fishy type you can explore the shipwrecks and a couple of downed fighter planes compliments of the tourist board.

And if getting wet is not your bag, you’ve got  fitness clubs, shops, cafes and restaurants to help you while away your time. Almost all developments on The Crescent, old and recent ones, are of the premium luxury real estate category, with prices ranging between AED 650,000 for a modest 1BR apartment and up to AED 10 mln. plus stunning beachfront villas.

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