From fabulous architecture to great spa treatments here’s why we love the Dubai hotel
This pyramid-shaped hotel is an unusual and stunning architectural addition to the Dubai skyline. Meanwhile its interiors offer a treasure trove of Middle Eastern history, exceptional artworks and design excellence. The interior focuses on three distinguished heritages: traditional Middle Eastern culture, ancient Egyptian history and refined Asian characteristics. .
Time for tea
Relive the grand tradition of afternoon tea in the refined atmosphere of Raffles’ Salon. One of the highlights on the menu is the floral Forever Rose collection. The themed menu incorporates the essence of flowers with savoury treats such as cured salmon with hibiscus extract, fresh mango, herb sponge and basil leaves and sweet temptations such as Jasmine- flavoured chocolate ganache with honey sable. Yum.
The 252 rooms and suites are some of the most spacious in the city. Generously proportioned, they have marble and pale gold accents, patterned rugs, burgundy touches and come with walk-in showers and large sitting areas. The best part? Each room has a spacious private balcony offering stunning views of Dubai’s skyline.
A welcoming haven of relaxation and tranquility, the Raffles spa offers the perfect getaway for rejuvenation with an array of treatments to pick from. We recommend the ‘Simply You’ 60-minute body massage for some essential self-care and rest. Be sure not to miss out on the fabulous chilled pool after your treatment.
Our favourite restaurant at the property was the Italian eatery Solo, perfect for tucking into some delicious Italian food after an aperitivo with friends. Football enthusiasts can satiate their tastebuds while watching kick-offs at Crossroads Cocktail Bar & Terrace. And if being a chef is a dream you have always had in the pipeline, then why not don your chef’s hat and join the masterclass at Solo?
Raffles Dubai 13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city, Dubai, UAE. Summer Signature Room rates start from AED 695. For more information visit raffles.com/dubai