The Raffles Hotel Dubai is on Sheikh Rashid Road, the premium business and shopping district located in the heart of Dubai. Part of Wafi, Dubai's ultra-exclusive lifestyle complex, the Raffles Hotel is only 15 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from Dubai Financial City and Dubai World Trade Exhibition / Convention Centre. The unmistakable exterior of the Raffles Hotel, a stunning 19-storey pyramid, rises up from the heart of Dubai and is a welcome addition to the city's landmark building skyline. The Raffles Dubai promises the exceptional standards of service and Arabian hospitality you would expect from a 5-star luxury hotel and with its unique architecture, extraordinary design and ideal location, the Raffles Dubai Hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike.
There are 248 opulent suites and rooms, ten exquisite food and beverage outlets and the Raffles Amrita Spa as well as a unique, one-hectare 'Raffles Botanical Garden', depicting the four 'Elements of Life' (earth, wind, fire and water). Hanging 14 metres off the ground and featuring 129,090 plants, guests can take in the beauty of more than 260 trees, 650 palms, 1,400 bamboo plants, 500 aquatic plants, over 100,000 shrubs and 1,000 climbers.
Attention to detail and design flair are the hallmarks of the Raffles Hotel guestrooms. Handcrafted ornaments and luxurious fabrics create a sophisticated ambience with decor inspired by the Middle East and incorporating an elegant and contemporary Asian design. The standard rooms offer more space than any other in Dubai and each room offers an unparalleled level of comfort and luxury with a private balcony and great views, satellite television, an IPod docking station, in room tea and coffee replenished on daily basis and free wireless internet access.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Raffles Amrita Spa offers a unique oasis of relaxation and is the ideal place for those in search of an exotic range of rejuvenating and pampering treatments, inspired from the great traditions of Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Also within the spa area on the fourth floor, the outdoor pool overlooks the Raffles Botanical Garden and features a spectacular water clock, a temperature-controlled deck, two exercise pools and a Jacuzzi. Fresh juices and light meals are also served poolside - the perfect complement to a day by the pool.
For your dining pleasure there are eleven fine dining venues, each offering a unique dining concept and bustling atmosphere, including contemporary Chinese cuisine, Far Eastern, all day dining, a champagne bar, a cocktail bar, a lounge and a pool bar. If you are shopping for luxurious gift items and fancy souvenirs, the Raffles Boutique should be the first place you visit. Offering a wide-selection of high quality, top-notch luxury products such as leather items, jewellery, silk kaftans, bags, accessories, and of course, chocolates, coffee and teas you will be hard pressed not to leave with your credit card intact! If you can't find what you are looking for in the Raffles Boutique then pop next door to the Wafi Mall where you will find over 350 shops as well as the Encounter Zone, a supervised entertainment area for children and teenagers.
Distance from Airport:
5 miles - Dubai
All have - bathroom/shower - WC - satellite TV - Ipod docking station - air conditioning - balcony/terrace - wi-fi internet access - tea and coffee making facilities - daily newspapers - Raffles spa products - (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Eating and Drinking:
Guests of the Raffles Hotel in Dubai have only one problem - deciding which of the 11 fantastic wining and dining options to visit. The Azur all day dining restaurant overlooks the splendid botanical garden and features an international buffet with a varied choice of pan-Arabic and Asian dishes. You can choose from the live cooking stations and the starters buffet, while the dessert buffet will satisfy a sweet tooth with an array of mouth-watering cakes, pastries and Arabic sweets. The outside terrace offers additional seating where you can enjoy your meal surrounded by the lush tropical garden. The Raffles Hotel is also home to one of Dubai's most popular restaurants, Fire and Ice, a steakhouse with a twist. Dark wood panel flooring, brick walls and weekly live jazz entertainment creates a cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy succulent cuts of meat any way you like it. To complement the brilliant menu at Fire and Ice there is an award winning wine list with more than 400 wines to choose from. For striking city views ensure you have dinner at the Asiana Restaurant, in the pinnacle of the pyramid on the 17th floor. Here you can taste an extensive range of authentic cuisine from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as you watch the city's lights twinkle. Also with an Asian theme, the award-winning Noble House restaurant serves contemporary Chinese cuisine from an exciting setting, with panoramic views, also on the 17th floor. Diners at the Noble House are spoilt for choice with a wide selection of Chinese specialities and a menu comprising of fine modern Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. If you are dining at either of the 17th floor restaurants you can always enjoy a pre dinner drink in the stylish Asia Bar where the bartenders serve up an impressive 110 cocktails, many of which are original Raffles creations. Be sure to experience a Raffles tradition with English afternoon tea in the Raffles Salon, the luxurious lobby lounge of the iconic Raffles Dubai Hotel. Treat yourself to a variety of tantalizing finger sandwiches including cucumber and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise and cress, Scottish smoked salmon and roast beef with horseradish accompanied by a fine selection of teas and coffees. If its just a drink you require then visit the Balinese-inspired Crossroads Cocktail Bar which serves the world famous Singapore Sling (which originated at the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore) as well as an extensive list of award-winning cocktails, including Raffles Dubai's very own signature drink the Dubai Sling. Indoor or out you can sit back and relax, look out over the gardens or talk to the shisha sommelier who has come up with an extensive combination of fruity flavors and unique tastes using Premium beverages, mixed with infused tobacco. Lastly there is a pool bar and restaurant where you can enjoy light meals and fresh juices as you relax poolside and soak up the Dubai sunshine.
The hotel has a fabulous outdoor swimming pool with a temperature controlled sun deck, two exercise pools and a Jacuzzi, all situated on the fourth floor of the Raffles Hotel in he spa area.
The stylish and iconic Raffles Hotel will appeal to couples, families and friends looking for a luxurious accommodation, excellent service and impressive facilities all in a great location. The Raffles Dubai promises everything you would expect from a Raffles property and more.
Couples, Friends and Families