Style and sensibility

15 Mar 2018
2 min read

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a luxury brand with an illustrious history dating back to 1887 when the world-renowned Raffles hotel first opened its doors in Singapore. Today, the remarkable collection includes twelve extraordinary properties in many of the world’s best cities and top holiday destinations including favourites such as Paris, Istanbul, and the Seychelles.

Raffles Dubai, a landmark hotel merging Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic, is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, offering the unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. With stunning views of the Dubai skyline, guest rooms are some of the most spacious in the city – generously proportioned, sumptuously appointed and blessed with a uniquely Raffles sensibility.

Situated right in the centre of the city, Raffles Dubai enjoys the perfect location just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and connected to Wafi Mall, Dubai’s premium lifestyle and entertainment complex. A short drive from Dubai’s business districts and financial centre, Downtown Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall; the city’s major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions are minutes away, making Raffles Dubai the ideal sanctuary for leisure and business travellers.

The stunning facade conveys a unique architectural statement while its interiors offer a treasure trove of ancient legends, exceptional artworks and design excellence, emphasising three distinguished heritages: traditional Middle Eastern culture, ancient Egyptian history and refined Asian characteristics. The lobby displays an effortless blend of luxury with a majestic Asian waterfall, brass chandeliers featuring swirling arabesques, and imposing columns embellished with hand-carved hieroglyphs. The four elements of life – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water – are reflected in the private Raffles Garden as well as the four opulent Presidential Suites, each designed after one element.

Attention to detail, decadent design flair and warm tones are all hallmarks of the 252 rooms and suites. Some of the largest in the city measuring 70 square meters, every room boasts a spacious private balcony, stunning views of Dubai’s skyline, unparalleled levels of comfort and elegance, as well as exemplary hospitality.

Indulge in a variety of culinary fare with a choice of seven award-winning restaurants and bars including main restaurant Azur, which has an expansive international buffet overlooking the splendour of Raffles Garden, and the refined and elegant Raffles Salon, serving an a la carte menu and Afternoon Tea. Crossroads Cocktail Bar & Terrace is an idyllic venue to relax with your favourite beverage, while Raffles Garden has private cabanas set in a resplendent garden oasis serving Arabic dishes, beverages and shisha. Home-grown Italian restaurant and bar, Solo serves an authentic taste of Italy in a relaxed, convivial setting, while TOMO is famed for its authentic Japanese food and beautifully situated patio overlooking the Dubai skyline. At the peak of the pyramid, Solitaire nightclub hosts Dubai’s most glamorous partygoers.

Embracing the philosophy of living well, Raffles Spa is a welcoming haven of relaxation and tranquillity encompassing six private spa treatment rooms including a couple’s spa suite. Raffles Spa offers the perfect getaway for well-deserved rejuvenation with an array of spa treatments, wellness facilities, outdoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Whether it’s a secluded resort or a lively city-centre, each Raffles promises an oasis of calm and charm and a compelling mix of cultures and styles, and has its very own story to tell. Complementing the experience is the world-renowned heartfelt, thoughtful and gracious Raffles service.

Raffles Dubai the ultimate destination from which to explore Dubai in luxury, an oasis of calm and charm for those for whom life is always an adventure.