The shape of the Palm Islands in Dubai pays homage to the date palm tree, which is of significant value to Dubai. The palm tree, known as the "bride of the orchard" in the country, has been a staple source of food and shelter for people in the country.
The Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Deira and the Palm Jebel Ali are the three largest manmade islands in the world. The Palm islands are created to strengthen and promote tourism and to attract more investors to Dubai. Each group of islands is set to feature luxury villas, townhouses, hotel and resort residences and world-class leisure facilities.