This iconic pyramid-shaped hotel in the centre of Dubai redefines luxury. After a long day out punishing the plastic in one of the city’s many glamorous malls, wind down amongst the hotel’s brilliant contemporary interiors, faultless service and superb restaurants; enjoy some shisha expertly handpicked by the hotel’s shisha sommelier, before curling up in one of the Middle Eastern styled rooms.
Dubai sits beside the waters of the Persian Gulf and is bordered by deserts, so you know what that means…. camel and jeep safaris aplenty. If you’re in need of a little retail therapy, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Dubai’s shopping district, so whether it’s the glitzy malls or Dubai’s enigmatic souks, you’re well placed. Arrival-wise, after touching down at Dubai’s International Airport, you’ll be holed up at this luxurious retreat within 10 minutes.
Keeping up with the Raffles tradition, there is an abundant selection of rooms on offer here with most of the inspiration for the interiors and decor coming from the Middle East and Asia. The rooms and the suites at Raffles Dubai are some of the largest in the city. The Signature Rooms alone cover more than 70 sq. m and each come with a private balcony and a view of the city skyline. If you really feel like splashing out, then opt for the Royal Suite. With a four poster bed, separate his and her ensuite bathrooms and your own dining room featuring a separate kitchenette with access for butlers, it’s no hard thing making this room your private sanctuary.
Why we like it
The spa here is just too good to be missed. After a treatment inspired by the great traditions of Asia, the Middle East and Europe in one of the six private spa suites, you’re bound to leave feeling nourished and refreshed and ready to head back out into this exciting city.