Reach for the stars with astronomy sessions this August
Dubai, UAE: Get ready to explore night skies at The View at The Palm, the 360-degree observation deck by Nakheel, during the yearly phenomena known as Opposition. In collaboration with Dubai Astronomy Group, visitors have a unique opportunity to observe Saturn and Jupiter at their largest and brightest on Monday, 2 August and Friday, 20 August from 8pm to 10pm, as well as take part in ongoing astronomy sessions on select dates from 6 to 28 August.
A highly-anticipated annual event for observing planets in their clearest forms, Opposition is when the earth is between the sun and the opposite planet. Only planets that are further out in the solar system – including Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – can be in Opposition. Tailor-made for stargazers and astrophotographers, this is a prime opportunity to observe the planets in great detail, ranging from Saturn’s spectacular and complicated rings to Jupiter’s stripes and swirls’ atmosphere.
Hosted at The View at The Palm, on level 52 of The Palm Tower, each 60-minute event will start with an explanation of the phenomenon, led by Dubai Astronomy Group’s CEO, Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri, followed by an in-depth Q&A session. Participants can view Saturn and Jupiter through telescopes and take images their mobile phones or cameras.
Tickets for Saturn and Jupiter at Opposition – AED125 for adults, AED95 for children aged four to 12, and free for kids under four – cover entry to The View at The Palm and a 60-minute astronomy session.
Visitors can also take part in ongoing 90-minute astronomy sessions at The View during August to learn more about the solar system and our planets, and enjoy a session of stargazing. Tickets are AED125 per adult and AED95 per child.
All sessions have a limited capacity and will adhere to strict Covid-19 safety regulations including two-metre social distancing norms, the wearing of masks and sanitising protocols.
|Saturn at Opposition|
|Date||2 August 2021|
|Time||8pm to 10pm|
|Jupiter at Opposition|
|Date||20 August 2021|
|Time||8pm to 10pm|
|Ongoing Astronomy Sessions|
|Date||6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 27 and 28 August|
|Time||8:30pm to 10pm|
About The View at The Palm:
Located at the top of The Palm Tower – the highest vantage point on Palm Jumeirah – The View at The Palm is an iconic observation deck that was launched by world-leading master developer Nakheel in April 2021. Standing 240 meters high, the attraction offers uninterrupted, 360-degree views of the Arabian Gulf, the Dubai skyline, and the Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most monumental achievements.
Visitors can take an immersive journey at The View Exhibition, a tribute to the vision and creativity behind the construction of Palm Jumeirah and explore interactive aquarium tunnels and floor mapping to learn about the world-famous landmark.
The Palm Tower will also feature Aura SkyPool Lounge and a 360-degree infinity pool with stunning views on level 50, and the renowned restaurant SUSHISAMBA, a tri-cultural blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisines, on level 51, opening in Q4 2021.
Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.
Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.
Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the recently opened observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower. Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart, Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at six Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan and Al Khail Avenue.
Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart and the Riu Dubai are open, with the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai scheduled to open in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai.
Nakheel Residential Leasing’s portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.