The Challenges of Living on Palm Jumeirah

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The Palm Jumeirah has long been the dream destination for many of Dubai’s residents and visitors.  However, while visiting the Palm may be a great experience residing there on a day-to-day basis does come with some challenges.

The Cost of Living: Luxury at a Premium

As expected for such a popular community the financial commitment to live on Palm Jumeirah isn’t something that can be ignored. Both buying and renting properties here command a premium when compared to most Dubai communities. As Dubai’s property market continues to experience growth, the costs associated with Palm Jumeirah real estate follow suit. For many of those dreaming of a life on this iconic island, the reality is that this slice of luxury is becoming increasingly expensive and out of reach for more and more Dubai Residents.

Palm Jumeirah

The Bustle of Popularity: No Longer an Serene Haven

Despite its rising cost, the allure of Palm Jumeirah has not gone unnoticed. The influx of residents and tourists has turned what was once a somewhat exclusive retreat into a bustling hotspot. While this growth brings a vibrant community spirit, it also means that the Palm is now a lot busier than it ever has been. While this may not be an issue for visitors, residents used to quiet beaches and parks are not all that thrilled.

Lagging Infrastructure

Lastly, the infrastructure of Palm Jumeirah, mainly its in and out access has remained largely unchanged since its inception in the early 2000s.  Initially designed for an exclusive few it now strains under the weight of ever-increasing traffic. The singular main route that connects the palm to the mainland often becomes a bottleneck during peak hours. As a result, Residents often find themselves planning their day around the traffic and avoid coming or going during certain periods.  What was once simple journeys can now turn into logistical headaches, as the roads have simply not kept pace with the rapid development and rise in the number of people calling Palm Jumeirah home.

Living on Palm Jumeirah is by and large a great experience.  However, just Like any sought-after community, it does have some drawbacks that come with it. Now of course these will impact everyone differently but for those impacted, they are worth considering and taking into account before making any moves.

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Emma West

Emma is a writer with a background in law and journalism. She loves all things real estate and has lived and worked in Dubai for over 7 years.