Raffles ~ Dubai

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“A surprising, chic merging of Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic, Raffles Dubai is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, delivering the unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. It is loved by all travellers for the warmth of its service and the sophistication of the aesthetic.

Inspired by the great pyramids of Egypt, Raffles Dubai is a stunning landmark in Dubai’s skyline!”

About Raffles Dubai

The Egyptian themed pyramid-shaped edifice is one of the most prominent landmarks in Dubai. This destination hotel is an oasis of calm and charm – a few amenities include, lush private gardens, an outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym, the exceptional Raffles Spa – with 6 treatment rooms including a couple’s suite. The 252 rooms and suites are amongst some of the largest in the city. Beginning at 70 square meters with spacious balconies, each room offers stunning views of Dubai’s skyline, unparalleled level of comfort, elegance and exemplary hospitality.

Raffles Dubai even boasts 9 meeting spaces as well as an impressive Raffles Ballroom, lit with Swarovski chandeliers. The hotel is the premier venue for the most sought-after events and themed gala dinners. Meetings aside, rejuvenate yourself at their spa that offers a pampering menu to just relax and revitalise. It includes saunas, steam rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and an extensive gym.

These days, apparently, the hotels exteriors does not appeal to everyone, but the interiors beg to differ. They are undoubtedly more tasteful. The enormous lobby is dominantly cladded with marble, boasts round ottomon-style sofas with cushions, massive urns, mashrabiya panels decorating nooks, and pillars featuring carved reliefs of the kind found at ancient Egyptian archaeological sites.

Convenience

As long as you don’t want to be by the beach, staying at Raffles Dubai is perfect. Is is centrally located at Oud Metha – close to the Old Dubai areas (Deira and Bur Dubai). Adjacent to the hotel is an egyptian-themed Wafi Mall. It may not be as fashionable as Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates but it is one of Dubai’s first/oldest malls and is home to 300 shops and 30 restaurants.

The lush palm-shaded Creekside Park is a short stroll away. Additionally, Dubai International Airport and The Dubai Mall is only a 15-minute drive from Raffles.

Signature King Room [~AED1500 per night]

The Signature Kind Rooms are one of the most beautiful rooms at Raffles Dubai. Their attention to detail is impeccable. It boasts handcrafted ornaments and luxurious fabrics that create a residential ambience. These opulent rooms boast a décor inspired by the Middle East, incorporating an elegant and contemporary Asian design. Each room offers an unparalleled level of comfort and luxury with a private balcony boasting enchanting views over the city (and the beautiful skyline).

Blending Asian and Middle Eastern design accents, the bathrooms have amrita amenities and are dressed in natural Egyptian stone that boasts whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers. Zeitgeist-capturing in-room touches include Lavazza espresso machines, lighting/curtain controlled from a bedside console, iPod docking stations, free super fast WiFi and a large working desk. All units also have a flat-screen TV, an interactive in-room digital system, allowing guests to access and manage all elements of their stay via the TV or iPad. Butler service is available for all rooms.

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Culinary Experience

There is a wide selection of international fare on offer at Raffles’ 7 dining outlets. Indulge in a culinary fare with a choice of award-winning restaurants and bars. Enjoy an international breakfast and lunch buffet at the all-day dining restaurant Azur, sip on your favourite blends at Crossroads Cocktail Bar or spend a day by the pool with food and beverage delights from the Pool Restaurant and Bar. Embrace the scenery at Raffles Garden, enjoy a well-deserved break at Raffles Salon with a cup of coffee and sweet treat, while in-house guests can opt to dine in the comfort of their room when ordering from our extensive in-room dining menu. Order home-grown Italian food at Solo Bistronomia & Vino Bar, while TOMO serves up authentic Japanese dishes on the 17th floor. Ultimately, don’t forget to dance the night away at People by Crystal nightclub, at the top of the pyramid! ???

View from Tomo

Raffles Salon – The perfect retreat to meet with friends post shopping or entertain a client. For a few hours of blissful respite, surrender yourself in the elegant yet cosy setting of the lounge and nibble on light bites. The raffles afternoon tea isn’t the best I’ve had but good enough for a quick catch up session if you’re staying at the hotel.

Azur – Overlooking the splendour of the Raffles Garden on the third floor, Azur features an international buffet with an abundant choice of Pan-Arabic and Asian dishes, set to tantalise all taste buds. Choose from the live cooking stations and the great selection of starters on the buffet, while the delectable dessert buffet will satisfy your sweet tooth, with an array of mouth-watering cakes, pastries and Arabic sweets. The outside terrace offers an additional setting to enjoy your meals while soaking up the warm weather, surrounded by the luxurious tropical garden.

Solo – a home-grown Italian Restaurant & Bar with a modern twist to traditional cuisine with generous portions served in a relaxed, convivial setting. Executive Chef, Doxis Bekris, helms the open-plan kitchen which serves homemade dishes, family-style peppered across Italy’s diverse regions from Lombardy and Tuscany to Campania and Sicily. Solo prides itself on sourcing local farm produce when the UAE harvesting season allows, whilst also importing seasonal ingredients from Italy. All dishes from the breads right through to sauces and pastas are made in-house.

Location

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