Jebel Ali is a relatively new district of Dubai but its importance is continuously growing, specifically in the industrial life of Dubai. The touristic importance of Jebel Ali district is also getting higher-rated due to its beautiful resorts, offering several types of sport-facilities.Jebel Ali is a port town that is located about 35 km from the beautiful city of Dubai. The construction of the port commenced in the year 1970. It is reputed to be the world’s longest man-made harbor and the biggest port in the Middle East.
Jebel Ali district is situated south-west of Dubai downtown and the district first became known of the huge construction works, which have started already back in the Seventies’ regarding its huge port, which is to take over all cargo shipments coming to, and going out of Dubai. The Jebel Ali Freezone, still under construction will open new doors, representing a new era in the industrial life of Dubai. The Freezone is to host international companies, and its speciality is, hiding in the word Freezone, that in this area, there are absolutely no taxes reduced, no matter whatever activity we undertake. An additional international airport will soon support the Jebel Ali area. It is already under construction, and will have name as Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport’s cargo part is already in operations.
Today, the harbour of Jebel Ali district lies on an area of more than a hundred square kilometres, which means Jebel Ali Port is currently the largest port ever constructed in the world.
However, Jebel Ali is not only important for this reason. They also put high emphasis to develop the tourism attractions and activities. The good thing in Jebel Ali district is that it offers much more water sports possibilities than the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, as it is located outside the city. Therefore, if you want to try any water-sports, from waterskiing to paragliding, then Jebel Ali is the best place to do so. In addition, it is only one of the dozens of specific attractions. You can also exercise horse riding and shooting in Jebel Ali.
Jebel Ali district, also known as Mina Jebel Ali, used to be a separate village, but today it is the outskirt district of Dubai. The former–village area of Jebel Ali is around thirty kilometres from Dubai, but with the construction of metro-lines, going also to Jebel Ali, this distance will seem a lot lesser than it used to be before. Long time ago, the foreign workers mainly occupied Jebel Ali.
The resorts and the hotels of Jebel Ali district are becoming famous, for their more relaxed atmosphere and enlarged variety of facilities. The most popular resort of Jebel Ali is definitely the Jebel Ali Resort and Spa. You can play golf here, learn diving, surfing, jet skiing or by any chance, you can try horse riding and shooting within the same area. The list is far from being finished. Here you can take-off within a seaplane flight, you can learn and experience diving and what more, there are great possibilities for the fans of fishing to catch some unique fishes!
The Jebel Ali Free Zone was established in 1985. The industrial area surrounding the port permits those international companies, which relocate here to enjoy the special privileges of the free zone. The Jebel Ali Free Economic Zone offers products and services such as Business Centers, ready-to-use offices, warehouses, and infrastructure-ready plots. The Port of Jebel Ali is the most frequently visited port by ships from all over the world, especially ships from the United States Navy.
The Al Maktoum International Airport is being constructed here. It is proposed to be the main part of Dubai World Central, which is a planned commercial and logistics complex. Dubai World Central is destined to become the world’s totally integrated logistic arena, with all modes of transport, logistics, manufacture, and assembly being integrated in a free zone environment.
There are a number of excellent and comfortably furnished hotels in and around the area of Jebel Ali. The Marriott Green Community’s Courtyard is a wonderful hotel that is set around a large lake. The hotel is just around the corner from Jebel Ali, and quite close to Internet City and Media City. It is a hotel with all the modern amenities and is an ideal get away. The Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa is situated on the shores of Jumeirah Beach, which boasts of a beautiful golf course and its own private beach. The rooms are homely and have private balconies. The Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court & Spa Hotel is a Mediterranean style of resort surrounded by tropical gardens and sandy beaches. It has good restaurants and maintains excellent recreational and sports facilities. The Palm Tree Court & Spa is a luxurious 5 star hotel with exquisite dining facilities. The rooms are well appointed and have all amenities and facilities. There are other prominent hotels in the area to suit your taste.
Jebel Ali offers some of the finest dining options in Dubai. You can go to the Finz, which is famous for its seafood fare. The seating style and the subdued lighting are worth mentioning. The Dajen Restaurant serves incredible Arabic and Lebanese cuisine. You might as well, step into the Japengo Café, which is quite trendy and has a touch of class. Step into the Captain’s Bar, which is the ideal spot for drinks, meals, and snacks. Peep into the IBN Majid, which overlooks the swimming pool and the beaches and you will find that it is the right place to dine, during any time of the day or night. It offers buffets in the day and a la carte fare in the nights after 11 pm. The Lime Tree is a very popular eatery at any time of the day or night, where the service is fast and excellent. It has a fantastic variety of eats and drinks – a must try place.
Jebel Ali has quite a few interesting things for those interested in an active night life. The Clipper Bar is famous for its cocktails. The Balcony Bar and the Barzar should prove to be interesting. Try the Plantation Bar, the Shooters Bar, and the Signature Sports Café if you would like to try something different.
As you can see, Jebel Ali district has so much to offer. If you visit Dubai and you are a big fan of all types of sports, then do not miss to visit Jebel Ali. You will see that this district is the best place ever for you.