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Insider Guide

Dubai

A luxe city that pulses with culture, cuisine and world class shopping.

Insider Guide Dubai

When in Dubai, You must

Know Before You Go

Shake off the jet lag with our cocktail with a caffeinated kick!

Extravaganza & Cofe-in
Spiced Rum | Curry leaf syrup | Espresso

Mix up the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it like you mean it. Pour it to martini glass. Serve with coffee beans as a decoration.

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Get Yours At The Bar

Talk Like a Local

Know the slang from the city.

Yalla

يالله (Arabic) verb
Let’s Go!
Yalla, we are late to the party!

Neighborhoods to Explore

Escape the crowed malls and traffic in the city’s pedestrian-friendly areas. You'll find all sorts of cozy cafes, concept stores, and entertainment venues with mind-blowing concepts.

1. Alserkal Avenue

Art and inspiration with rotating exhibitions.

2. Design District (d3)

Find the most creative fashion and design businesses here.

3. City Walk

Enjoy a mall day outdoors with Dubai’s ultimate shopping experience.

4. The Walk at JBR

Stroll down the beachside promenade with shops and cafes right next to the JBR beach.

W Dubai
Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ultimate Access to Dubai

It's a whole new world.

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Urbanist

Box Park, Al Wasl Rd

Urbanist Store brings a carefully curated collection of the most sought-after international brands to the region in the shape of an avant-garde concept store at Dubai’s latest hotspot, Boxpark. Urbanist has a range of the latest trends in fashion, houseware, jewelry, art and design.

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Show your W room key and get 10% discount on any product, regardless of season.

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Cafe Rider

Warehouse 7, 14C Umm Suqeim Rd.

The venue combines motorbikes, organic coffee and art into one exclusive lifestyle experience. Celebrate a culture of creativity at a café that values art as much as it values a good, pure ride.

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Express yourself by drawing your own bike while sipping your cup of fresh brewed coffee.

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M.A.D. Gallery

69 6th St

The eccentric and dynamic gallery is located in the creative district in the city. The gallery has six exhibitions ongoing, with collaboration by top artists from all parts of the world.

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The gallery is focused on the mechanical elements in design. Check out reincarnated music boxes with starship theme and music.

Either / Or

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DETOX

Runbase d3

Design District

Adidas invites all runners to join the challenge at Dubai Design District Runbase from Monday to Wednesday (10:00AM-8:00PM).

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RETOX

Analog Room

Industrial Avenue Westin Hotel

Mingle with electric beats at he ultimate underground scene of Dubai.

Dubai Essentials

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Pack like a pro before you go.

1. Cool Shades

Don’t enter the desert without protection.

2. A Fancy Hat

A good hat will make your look great.

3. Your Best Party Shoes

Dress to impress (and party all night).

4. A Portable Fan

The perfect accessory in the heat.

5. A Bright Bikini

Make a statement on the beach.

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Header image by Robert Bock