W Dubai - The Palm

Dubai Beach, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Arguably the globe’s coolest name in hotels, the W has finally hit Dubai’s coveted Palm Jumeirah neighbourhood. Seriously stylish, it brings the W’s famous VIP vibe with it, with audacious design and décor; Michelin-starred masterchefs at its signature dining venues; a spa that mixes chilled massages with playful party-prep treatments like coloured lashes; and chic hangout spaces like SoBe – a rooftop bar with 360 degree views over Dubai’s skyscrapers and the Arabian Sea. The fashionable feel continues down at W The Palm Dubai’s WET Deck, where you’ll find a pristine sandy shoreline, DJ booth, and space-age cabana pods sitting on pool-top platforms.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on the west crescent of Palm Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai is 25 minutes away. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

292 rooms and 57 suites on 7 floors. All with air-conditioning, LCD TV, iPod docking station, alarm clock, mood lighting, WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, W Signature Bed and the W MixBar. Enjoy partial sea views from your furnished balcony in the Wonderful Rooms, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

 

Half Board option: includes two meals per day, which include either breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner from the following;

Breakfast 

Breakfast buffet at Liv OR à la carte breakfast at W Lounge.

Lunch

A la carte at Liv OR 3-course Chef’s Menu at Torno Subito OR á la carte at W Lounge OR á la carte at WET Deck.

Dinner

Dinner buffet at Liv OR 3-course Chef’s Menu at Torno Subito OR 3-course Chef’s Menu at Akira Back OR á la carte at SoBe OR á la carte at W Lounge.

Hot beverages, juices and water are included for breakfast. Water is included within the lunch and dinner.

Slightly larger, Fabulous Rooms boast unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Spectacular Rooms with Palm, skyline and sea views, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

3 restaurants; LIV (International menu; all-day dining), W Lounge (small plates; all-day dining), Torno Subito (Italian menu by Chef Massimo Bottura), Akira Back (Japanese cuisine), SoBe (adults-only rooftop lounge; dinner), WET® Deck (open for lunch and dinner). AWAY® Spa*. FIT Fitness centre. Rami Jabali Salon*. Whatever/Whenever® service* featuring a 24-hour concierge. Game room.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (668)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, ONLY if you like a 24/7 party

Jul 3, 2020 Whigs Sterling, Virginia

My husband and I stayed in the W in Muscat and fell in love with the brand there. The hip styling, fun music, amazing cocktails, unbelievable service and pool environment. We should have realized Dubai would be a little bigger into the party scene, since locals can 'buy' into hanging out for the day. So you're surrounded not just by people staying… Read more
My husband and I stayed in the W in Muscat and fell in love with the brand there. The hip styling, fun music, amazing cocktails, unbelievable service and pool environment. We should have realized Dubai would be a little bigger into the party scene, since locals can 'buy' into hanging out for the day. So you're surrounded not just by people staying in the hotel but young folks looking to show off thong bikinis, flirt obnoxiously, and get super drunk and sloppy. I'm talking vomit in the bathroom sloppy. We couldn't even get chairs where we wanted because the pool, and beach, was always so packed. It seemed very few were there just to relax, have a few drinks, and turn the world outside 'off.' Most were there to turn 'on.' Our balcony sadly overlooked this pool chaos, as well, a mistake we won't make again given the noise. Definitely choose to face the front of the hotel - calm water views and no noise. Service was also average, not what I would expect, but it was because of the obscene catering to locals. We couldn't sit where we wanted on the beach as some cabanas had an associated cost or spending minimum. Restaurants were very hard to get into, too, as reservations booked up fast. But that's indicative of a big city, get your reservations anywhere in early. Definitely get into Akira Back, delicious and the best service we had in the hotel. The waiter was super nice and a wealth of info. I will give props to the spa, we had an excellent massage there. They do the spa right at least. The people there were fantastic also. The bars are gorgeous but extremely loud music - there's no relaxing lounge vibe location for a pre or post meal cocktail. The rooms, while modern and cool, are so tile and glass textured, and Dark, it made it feel cold, literally and figuratively. It desperately needs more textiles! Rugs, fabrics, soft chairs, something. The bathroom makeup chair was cold plastic, who wants that after a cozy shower?? It was a cool location for taking long walks on the 'boardwalk' going around the Palm, and a central location to Uber around. But we won't be back - it wasn't the relaxing, easy trip we needed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Service / Highly recommended Hotel

May 29, 2020 948axelg Nerja, Spain

We have had a great stay @ W Dubai-The Palm. The quality of service, hotel room and restaurants are on highest level. In the past 10years I#ve send more than 1200 nights in quality hotels. The W Dubai-The Palm was definitely one of the best!!! Thank you for the good time... see you soon!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and service

Apr 29, 2020 chisay2016 Shinagawa, Japan

I stayed for the Global meeting but really had a wonderful time there although was there for business. Great location, great breakfast, great restaurant ... all experience was fantastic, not to mention that room was great as well.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service in a changing world!

Apr 29, 2020 Caroline627 London, United Kingdom

I went for a few days stay just as the world was getting to grips with different stages of lockdown. Every day I was there things were changing and the team did a great job and keeping things as normal as possible and to make my stay as enjoyable as possible! All the restaurants were great but Akita Black was something special, and definitely… Read more
I went for a few days stay just as the world was getting to grips with different stages of lockdown. Every day I was there things were changing and the team did a great job and keeping things as normal as possible and to make my stay as enjoyable as possible! All the restaurants were great but Akita Black was something special, and definitely worth a visit! Can’t wait to go back to see the hotel all open again and definitely the best place I’ve stayed in Dubai so far, reignited my love for the place! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly Recommended Hotel

Apr 27, 2020 GuidoMvS The Marina, United Arab Emirates

We picked the Palm W, for a staycation. It was a wonderful experience. The package they offered met all our expectations and beyond. We already went here many times for the 2 amazing restaurants they have in the resort i.e. Akira Back and Torni i Subito. Now we had an excuse to indulge ourselves in the pools, beach area, breakfast and stylish… Read more
We picked the Palm W, for a staycation. It was a wonderful experience. The package they offered met all our expectations and beyond. We already went here many times for the 2 amazing restaurants they have in the resort i.e. Akira Back and Torni i Subito. Now we had an excuse to indulge ourselves in the pools, beach area, breakfast and stylish rooms as well. Read less