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Raffles Dubai

Raffles Dubai



The Raffles Hotel Dubai is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Raffles is an arresting sight for any visitor to this unique, captivating city with its distinctive pyramid shape rising from lush gardens. 

This 17-story building of glass and stone is one of nine Raffles luxury hotels stretching back to the first Singapore hotel opened in 1887. Moreover, this multi-award-winning resort retains Asian references and blends them creatively with the Egyptian and Middle Eastern style chosen for Raffles Dubai.

Location

Dubai is both a city and an emirate within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Persian Gulf. The hotel is attached to the WAFI luxury shopping mall. It is also close to the financial business district of the city and Dubai World Trade Center. 

Besides, Dubai International Airport is less than 15 minutes away, with metro connections close to the hotel. Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building to date, dominates the skyline and is a 10-minute taxi ride with the mega Dubai mall just below it. A plethora of beautiful beaches are also within easy reach.

Dubai Sights

Dubai is a very swish city of high-rise luxury buildings and fashionable shopping malls. However, there is an ‘old Dubai.’ The Al-Fahidi district has 19th-century architecture and the Fort museum dating back to 1787 built to defend Dubai Creek. 

The newer structure of Burj Khalifa has mind-blowing views across the city to the desert and entrance to the stunning mall and the Dubai Aquarium. The Dubai Frame, a gigantic picture frame with history galleries within, is also one of the city’s newest sights. 

Style and Reception

Inside and out, Raffles is constructed in the style of the ancient pyramid tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Guests are met by staff at the entrance. This top-notch service continues throughout from reception, concierge, and housekeeping to spa and dining teams. 

This is a luxury hotel from the first moment inside, where giant pillars engraved with Egyptian hieroglyphics rise from wall-to-wall marble floors. An outsize bronze pendant feature hangs from the ceiling. Additionally, human-size Egyptian pots sit in rows. Gold Mashrabiya filigree work swirls about light fixtures and more gold on more giant pots as containers for gorgeous flowers. 

Furthermore, gold plush seating and some contrast lilac-striped sofas sit under beautiful ornate light fittings. Everything is large and lavish but not unwelcoming.

Rooms and Suites

The 252 rooms and suites are extravagantly sized and luxuriously appointed. Moreover, all have private balconies with fine city views and all modern technologies and in-room amenities. Butler service is also standard. 

Decor is contemporary but with traditional Mashrabiya elements and motifs here, too, on carpets, rugs, drapes, and doors. Plush sequined velvets and exquisite silks in gold, ivory, and accent colors of tan, burgundy, and blue adorn every room. 

Natural stone bathrooms have corner tubs, showers, double vanities and are equally lavish. Additionally, the suites are mega-scale apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in natural light. 

Deep comfort sofas also abound with multiple scatter cushions for extra ease. Besides, workstations, wood furniture, and 4-poster beds add to the many deluxe features in these superb suites. 

Special Rooms and Suites

Club rooms come with various benefits, including complimentary breakfast, tea, and evening canapes. Diplomatic suites are on the corners of the building and combine Asian and Middle Eastern décor. However, club benefits apply here and in all special suites. 

The penthouse suites feature fine ornaments and art pieces, a pillow menu, additional spacious rooms, a bathroom Jacuzzi, and fabulous views from the private terraces. Additionally, the two Royal suites combine opulence with sublime comfort. The art-filled, refined décor is picked out in gold and royal blue in sumptuous fabrics and fine furnishings. Bathrooms are out of Hollywood.

Raffles Dining

The hotel has 7 restaurants and bars to suit every taste and mood. At the top of the building is Tomo, an authentic Japanese restaurant. It has a strong following among locals and visitors. 

The award-winning Solois for Italian food lovers with traditional dishes brilliantly interpreted by the restaurant’s culinary team. Home-cooked menus follow the flavors and recipes of Tuscany, Lombardy through to Sicily, where the love of food is legendary. 

Artisan bread, homemade pizzas, pasta and sauces, afternoon tea, and delicious desserts are on the menus with vegan and special diet alternatives. A kids’ menu is also available. 

Azur is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds, with a gorgeous buffet selection of pan- Arabic/Asian and international dishes. Guests to the Raffles Salon can sit comfortably in plush gold or red chairs in the marble-floored lobby. Here, they can enjoy coffee/pastries or an English-style tea.

Bars and Outdoor Dining

12 cabanas in the lush gardens are the setting for the Raffles Garden Arabic-themed barbeque grilled menus on set evenings in the week. There is an all-day swim-up Pool Bar and all-day eatery or take-out Bento boxes for guests who cannot bear to leave the fabulous pool. 

Moreover, fresh juices and other drinks accompany the menus. The Crossroads Cocktail Bar is also a garden place to savor the original Singapore Sling. This is a unique blend of gin, cherry brandy, and other ingredients. A Dubai sling is a modern alternative. 

Spa and Wellness

The Raffles Spa is lavish and offers luxury face, body, and rejuvenation or relaxation therapies in 6 treatment rooms. What is more, the fully-equipped fitness center is open all day until mid-evening. 

A 22-meter outdoor swimming pool with sweeping modern design features also has a heated Jacuzzi for guest use.

Children

Raffles welcomes children and includes a kid's menus and a kid's pool. There are also activities at the ‘kid’s connection’ in the attached WAFI mall.

Meetings and Events

The hotel has ample meeting rooms and first-class facilities for business conferences, celebrations, and banquets. Furthermore, a magnificent ballroom complete with Swarovski crystal chandeliers and a garden terrace is perfect for weddings.

Takeaway

Dubai is well-known for many luxury buildings and high-end shopping. However, it also attracts many beach lovers, business travelers, political and government representatives, and celebrities. 

In this vibrant place, the Raffles pyramid provides a chic, luxurious and sophisticated, but also supremely comfortable hotel for visiting guests to Dubai.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Located close to Dubai's best-loved landmarks, the stunning Raffles Dubai in a distinctive pyramid shape, merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic.

  • Featuring, 7 restaurants and bars, and the People by Crystal nightclub at the peak of the pyramid with great city views.

  • Raffles Spa, includes a fitness centre, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hair salon and seven treatment rooms, beckoning you on a journey of transformation.

Rooms and Suites at Raffles Dubai

Landmark Suite ( 2207ft2 )

The Landmark suites elevate luxury and comfort to a new level. The detailing is exquisite, the décor warm and harmonious. Suite Features: Private terr...

From 521 USD

Diplomatic Suite ( 1615ft2 )

Infused with the essence of Middle Eastern and Asian designs, these 24 spectacular corner Suites span 160 sqm and feature a separate master bedroom an...

From 4,509 USD

Ambassador Suite ( 4779ft2 )

The Ambassador Suite offers refined luxury and draws inspiration from Middle Eastern architecture, with a master bedroom and a separate living room, m...

Raffles Club Room ( 753ft2 )

The elegant Raffles Club Rooms are designed to offer unrivalled luxury and privacy to the discerning business travelers and cosmopolitan leisure seeke...

Royal Suite ( 6997ft2 )

While luxury abounds at Raffles Dubai, nowhere is it more striking than in the two spectacular Royal Suites. One draws inspiration from Asian design w...

Presidential Suite ( 3240ft2 )

The 4 Presidential Suites offer unrivalled luxury and privacy. Each boasts panoramic views of the city, as well as soothing interiors. They feature a...

From 2,339 USD

Penthouse Suite ( 4747ft2 )

Opulently designed to demonstrate true grandeur, the Penthouse Suites offer splendidly appointed sitting and dining rooms, creating a fabulous home aw...

Signature Room ( 753ft2 )

Attention to detail, impeccable design flair and warm tones are the hallmarks of the Signature Rooms. Handcrafted ornaments and luxurious fabrics crea...

Deluxe Landmark Suite ( 3165ft2 )

The Deluxe Landmark Suite delivers unparalleled levels of comfort and elegance, with a large master bedroom and separate living room, measuring 294 sq...

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