Meet the Dramatic Design Elements at W Dubai – The Palm

Design In Focus Meet the Dramatic Design Elements at W Dubai – The Palm

Whether you’re getting away for a FUEL Weekend or trying to keep it easy, W Dubai – The Palm offers a stunning escape. The experience begins with the hotel’s design points, which bring visually striking details from around the world to this Middle East oasis. Design elements from East Asia to Miami to Italy come together at W Dubai – The Palm to create a place like no other. Here are some of our favorites.

Splendor of Sight and Sound at Welcome

Strike a pose at the W sign out front
The colors of the glass tiles embody the overgrown foliage in the a falage
The tile work extends to Welcome and is seen behind the Welcome Desks

The experience begins right away at W Dubai – The Palm. Make a stop at the reflective W sign to show off your home away from home. Next, step inside WHEELS, which was designed to represent a falage, or cavernous riverbed. The driveway is a modern interpretation of Dubai’s geometric skyscrapers, paving the way to blend the past and present. Intricate tile work continues inside the reception area, where the colors embody the overgrown foliage.

The Soundwave is made up of 1213 glass pieces

“The Soundwave” created by LASVIT, is the visual vector sound wave for the letter W. The structure is made up of 1213 glass pieces, weighs 6.5 tonnes, and stretches 30m long. Plugged-in, The Soundwave gives life to the hotel’s arrival experience by pulsating in different colors and intensities.

The Colors of Italy at Torno Subito

Escape to the Italian Rivera at Torno Subito
Torno Subito means "I'll be right back" in Italian
Next stop: the beach

When Massimo Bottura decided to open his first restaurant outside of Italy, he chose to bring a taste of home to W Dubai – The Palm. Torno Subito’s design is a modern throwback of Massimo’s childhood holidays on the Italian Riviera. Guests dine in a 60s-esque wonderland, decked with woven green chairs, life-sized beachfront imagery, bold metallic accents adorning the ceilings and walls, and lighting reminiscent of dressing rooms and marquees from the golden age of Hollywood. Colorful patterns lead you from the restaurant to the beach, with playful touchpoints like a gelato pushcart, rescue boat tables, umbrella seating, and more fun along the way.

Abstract Design at Akira Back

The entrance to Akira Back restaurant reflects a vortex—meant to draw you in
Chef Akira Back offers modern Japanese cuisine with a Korean essence
The views are stunning, looking out across the WET Deck. Further into the distance the Dubai skyline serves as a picture-perfect backdrop

Pro snowboarder turned adrenaline-fueled culinary master, Chef Akira Back brings his modern tastes of Japanese cuisine prepared with a Korean essence to the Middle East. The indoor/outdoor space offers a dramatic backdrop with panoramic views. The entrance to the restaurant is a vortex meant to transport you into the chef’s culinary world. Upon entering, you’ll notice the detail in abstract design, including artwork from Chef Akira’s mother, cloud-like structures on the ceiling, wabi-sabi finishings, and tiger stripes to honor his zodiac sign.

Dubai Meets South Beach at SoBe

SoBe is the only rooftop bar on the Palm with 360° views and the place for unobstructed sunsets
This adults-only playground is inspired by the eclectic and vibrant spirit of Miami
Miami vibes in Dubai

This adults-only playground brings Miami to Dubai. SoBe is named for South Beach and inspired by its eclectic and vibrant spirit. Infamous for its Art Deco architecture and indulgent parties, Miami also has a deep-rooted Latino culture that influences the cuisine and music scene. SoBe is the only rooftop bar on the Palm that has 360-views of the Arabian Sea and the skyline of Dubai, with uninterrupted views of the sunset.

Stroll In, Strut Out at AWAY Spa

The Beauty Bar’s focal point is a drop of water dripping off an oyster shell
The ultimate detox spot

W’s signature AWAY Spa invites guests to ‘Stroll in and Strut out’ offering ten treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, experiential showers, a hammam, and a couples’ suite. Guests are treated to a design inspired by the underwater perspective of a pearl diver, where iridescent shells reflect the sunlight that peeks through the ocean above. Relaxing, social and surreal, the space also features a Beauty Bar for touch-ups and ‘Quick Fix’ treatments.