From 350 guest rooms and suites with uninterrupted views and dreamy amenities to the go-to glow and glamour of AWAY® Spa, the first Escape in the Middle East redefines city getaways: here, you can be in the center of the action without being the center of attention. Set your scene with insider access to sizzling W Happenings on the WET® deck and SoBe rooftop, or elevate epicurean encounters at celebrity chef destination restaurants Torno Subito and Akira Back. Fill up on golden sunshine on the crystalline white sands of our beach – the best on the Palm, a private playground for exhilarating water sports or just basking in year-round summertime fun.
About this Destination
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music.
Burj Al Arab Tower is 14 km from W Dubai - The Palm. The nearest airport is Dubai International Airport, 38 km from the property.
Palm Jumeirah is a great choice for travellers interested in relaxation, beaches and family friendly trips.
Dubai is rooted in Islamic traditions that form UAE National's lifestyles. It is highly important that when tourists visit Dubai they must respect and behave suitably, as the minority group of Emiratis are very protective over their culture and traditions.
Although Arabic is the official language of the UAE, English is the most spoken language in Dubai. You will also find a lot of expatriates who speak Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, Malayalam, in addition to many other languages.
The name of the currency in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is the dirham (AED or Arab Emirate Dirham – also commonly abbreviated to Dhs or DH). There are 100 fils in a dirham. Notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 dirhams.
Weather and Climate
Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate, with clear skies, sunshine, and high temperatures throughout the year. Rainfall is rare and erratic. Any showers are usually in the winter months (December to March). Average maximum temperatures range from 24°C in January to 41°C in August.