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PICTURES: The Palm Jumeirah boardwalk is now open!

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If you’ve been on The Palm Jumeirah’s crescent lately, you may have seen some food trucks lined up at the side of the road. That’s because the 11 kilometre boardwalk, which stretches the length of the crescent, is now open.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, officially opened the boardwalk on Monday, November 21, and it’s already going down well with residents and visitors. Being read for Dubai’s peak tourist season means that it’s only going to get busier.

The AED150 million project by developer, Nakeel, is a six-metre wide walk going from One&Only round to Rixos, with many of the five food trucks near Atlantis.  Although there are only five vans at the moment, according to Nakeel there is space for up to 30 along the boardwalk.

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Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “The Boardwalk is another shining example of how we use creative thinking and innovative engineering to bring more facilities and attractions to Palm Jumeirah.

“This unique destination is one of a series of new projects under way on the island as part of our ongoing commitment to further enhance this world-famous landmark.

“It’s already proving a popular spot for jogging, walking and sightseeing among both residents and tourists, with many more visitors expected as Dubai’s peak tourist season gets under way.”

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The boardwalk is accessible from 14 points along the crescent, providing access from hotels and resorts. There are around 350 parking spaces near the boardwalk, available free of charge. Additional cafes and facilities will be introduced further down the line.

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