Take advantage of the pleasant winter weather in the UAE and escape the city for a serene sea journey on Palm Jumeirah in an electric Catamaran. Park at the east end of The Pointe, and walk to the beach to rent a catamaran from Costa Azzurra,(‘Blue Coast’ in Italian).
Once you’ve done the booking, you will be given life jackets and shown how to operate a walkie-talkie which will connect visitors to attendants on the shore.
They are also shown how to link up with the onboard Bluetooth speaker so that they could listen to their own music while sailing. Alternatively, one can always enjoy the blissful sound of the gentle splashing of the waves.
The two-seat catamaran has a luxurious wooden finish, minimalist and elegant interiors and is covered by a canopy. For the next 15 minutes or 30 minutes, enjoy the scenic serene atmosphere across the coastline and take photos from the sea of some of the iconic buildings on The Palm such as Atlantis The Palm, Royal Atlantis, Aquaventure, among other majestic structures. The Palm monorail also passes over the sea, above the catamaran.
For two people, the trip costs Dh200 for 15 min and Dh350 for 30 minutes. If one decides to sail solo, the prices are Dh100 for 15 minutes and Dh175 for 30 minutes. The operating hours from 9am to 11pm.
For those who fancy the shimmering lights on the water, a night trip is also possible as the catamarans are equipped with in-built lighting