Dubai fun-seekers jam Palm Jumeirah; Monorail the answer?

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By Majorie van Leijen  www.emirates247.com

As quiet and tranquil living on Palm Jumeirah can be during weekdays and nights, during weekends the man-made island turns host to thousands of fun-seekers, heading towards the popular Nasimi Beach, located at the very end.

Traffic jam starts at Atlantis and reaches all the way to Al Sufouh Road, says a resident (SUPPLIED)
Traffic jam starts at Atlantis and reaches all the way to Al Sufouh Road, says a resident (SUPPLIED)

As a result, traffic onto the island becomes a menace, say residents and commuters to and from the island.

“It is the same case every Thursday evening; when I finish my work it is hardly possible to get off the island. The traffic jam starts at Atlantis, and reaches all the way to Al Sufouh Road. It sometimes takes 40 minutes to reach that street,” says Tom Grainger, a British resident whose office is located on Palm Jumeirah. More info