W Dubai – Mina Seyahi is celebrating its second birthday this May. The resort burst onto the opulent and crowded Dubai hotel scene in 2022 in an attempt to compete with the very best that this city which is synonymous with luxury has to offer. With a tremendous location and a whole host of luxurious features, this adults-only resort has quickly become one of the premier places to stay in Dubai.

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Right on the Dubai Marina, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi is in a prime location with its private beach and boasts unparalleled views out across the bay. This adults-only, five-star hotel provides the perfect getaway for expats and locals with an appetite for the new. Just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport (DXB), it makes a statement at the heart of the city center where the vibe is defined by energy, music, and sumptuous high-end decor.

The W’s striking glass architecture towers over the skyline offering unobstructed views from each of its elegantly-designed guest rooms and suites. Guests can glance out at the Arabian Gulf and see the new Ain Dubai (the “Dubai Eye”), the world’s highest observation wheel. W Hotels’ properties’ designs are typically inspired by aspects of the destination’s local culture and W Dubai – Mina Seyahi is no exception. The Arabian-themed decor is richly colorful and bursting with unique flair.

The high-end design concept is woven into each of the resort’s public areas. Everything reflects the energy of this high-energy city. The building is 31 stories high, and the snaking design on the exterior mimics the shape of the Saharan Viper, native to the UAE, and the hotel’s striking welcome desk is modeled after the nest of the aforementioned serpent.

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The property’s indelible interior is the brainchild of boutique international design studio Stickman Tribe Dubai, and Arabian-inspired features in the lobby include a giant tree reaching skyward from the entrance and blossoming at Ginger Moon’s Sun Deck on the second floor where the restaurant and pool are located.

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Arabian history meets modern luxury throughout W Dubai – Mina Seyahi. Dubai is synonymous with gold — its gold souqs in the Deira region are famous across the Middle East — and this integral color is reflected in gold pendant curtains that sway in the entrance and a massive golden deer standing on a plinth representing the Golden Deer of Eurasia, the richest discovery of the last century. There is a wall of white balls representing prayer beads, each adorned with an Arabic script representing a tale from One Thousand and One Nights. The ceramic tennis ball-sized prayer beads shaped like pearls are a nod to Dubai’s origins as a pearl fishing village. Elsewhere, a flying carpet sculpture morphs into a crystal artwork representing the traditional flowing into the modern day. 

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The hotel’s 318 rooms and suites are equally unforgettable. Super spacious, each room features a generous luxury tiled bathroom, a king-size bed, and an expansive view. TVs are framed by a beautiful blue wooden marquetry panel, and the mini bar and tea and coffee station feel straight out of a 1920s movie set. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that lead out onto spacious balconies gain extra points and help to further distinguish W Dubai – Mina Seyahi among the city’s numerous high-rise hotels. 

There is a multitude of diverse gourmet dining options available on-property. Fusion restaurants reflect the many cultures of the people who live and work in this opulent metropolis. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Ginger Moon is a real hub of activity where breakfast is served in the morning and a dialed-up DJ keeps the vibes going throughout the rest of the day. Attiko is a chic Japanese rooftop eatery. Achingly cool, it has the vibe of a high-end cosmopolitan lounge with a smart/elegant dress code and boasts a fantastic view of the iconic city landscape at night. Bussola is an award-winning Italian restaurant, while Farrago serves modern Middle Eastern cuisine in a swanky contemporary setting.

For more information about W Dubai – Mina Seyahi and to book a stay, visit marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dxbmw-w-dubai-mina-seyahi.