What We Love
- Shop until you drop; Wafi Mall is in the same complex
- The hotel has its own Botanical Garden
- Some of the most spacious rooms in Dubai
- The spa’s Egyptian Gold facial
What To Know
- Airport shuttle fee is approximately $70 per vehicle
- There’s a deposit required of around $140 per stay
- Breakfast costs around $32 per person
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
There’s no missing this huge pyramid, particularly at night when its pointed tip glows for all to see. Inside the kitsch dissipates into grand, elegant interiors with 246 Middle-Eastern contemporary rooms and suites that are among the largest in the city. All have balconies with city views (some of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa). Highlights include three swimming pools, as well as the Raffles Spa, where you can experience the hotel’s signature Egyptian Gold and Caviar facials. Restaurants and bars include a Japanese restaurant and a steakhouse, as well as a cocktail bar and terrace offering flavored shisha. Don’t want the night to end? Popular nightclub People at the top of the pyramid is an expat playground with late-night bottle service and 360 views of the city.
In the Area
Bur Dubai, on the western side of Dubai Creek, is the older side of the city. Here you’ll find the Dubai Museum in an 18th-century fort, and the Bastakiya historic quarter with restaurants, galleries and shops lining narrow streets. The Creekside Park between Al Garhoud and Al Maktoum bridges is a good spot for a stroll, or hop on a cable car and see the city from 98 feet up. Want to go higher? At 2,625 feet high, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. On the 122nd floor (that’s 1,350 feet), At.mosphere restaurant serves up prime cuts and fresh seafood.
How to Get There
I arrived back from Dubai with my friend this morning after an amazing 3 night stay at Raffles. We have both been to Dubai a number of times and stayed at many great hotels such as the Atlantis, Fairmont the Palm, Grosvenor House, FIVE Palm, Intercontinental etc. None of these hotels compare in comparison to the excellent level of customer service we received at Raffles. The staff are so kind and welcoming and truly want to make your experience as memorable as possible. The location of the hotel is great because as young women we had the quietness of the business style hotel but were also only 10 minutes away from most of the big clubs and restaurants such as WHITE, Drais, Bagatelle, Zuma, Dubai Mall etc. The hotel is also only 10 minutes from the airport.
In particular, Yasser the night manager was so kind and made sure we were treated like exceptionally well at the club inside the hotel. He made sure we were treated like royalty throughout our time at the hotel and gave us great advise in regards to all the activities we were doing throughout our time in Dubai. For that we are truly grateful and look forward to seeing him again on our next stay there!
Furthermore, an incident happened where the zip in my dress broke, they sent a tailor to our room and it got fixed for free within less than an hour. The room service food was great and reasonably priced. You were never waiting for your food for too long because they would always give you a set time to expect it within that was slightly longer than when they would actually come.
The signature (standard) rooms are huge and the beds are extremely comfortable. There is a nice lounge area in the rooms and a big bathroom. This hotel is great for couples, families, solo travellers and business travellers.
Overall, this was my best experience out of all of my trips to Dubai and I cannot wait to go back and will be staying at Raffles again!
This is a belated review that I had set my heart on writing for a long time.
Everything in Dubai is three times bigger than anywhere else in the world. This is especially true of Raffles Dubai. The hotel is not near to the city center. It’s a 10-15 minutes taxi ride away. It can be bothersome if you have small children in tow.
Raffles Dubai is a glistening gem in the Raffles family. We are all keen for old papa Raffles Singapore to open door again in mid 2019.
Their management during my stay was a team of top professionals who passionately cared about the well-being of the guests. Issues and complaints were taken cared of with no hassle whatsoever. A well-deserved number one ranking in TripAdvisor indeed.
The suite was enormous and extravagant beyond words.
Food was definitely five-star. Breakfast at the club house offered an impressive array of choices. In-room dining was quick and beautifully presented. Perhaps a fine dining restaurant serving Middle East cuisine for discerning guests would work out well.
And never mind about going to the deserted mall next door. You should spend as much time in this gorgeous hotel after the daily sightseeing.
All in all a most delightful 3-night stay before a long drive in the classy hotel car to the Qasr Al Sarab desert.
just an amazing place the staff is awesome and the hotel is beautiful...friendly, food is great, extremely clean and work/restful! It may look far from the downtownn area, but it is not! The hotel was awesome in helping get a quick cab ride.
As always Raffles is a breath taking experience with every visit.
What a home warming greet by the team, that starts from the vallet till the being escorted to the room, ending with a swift and pleaseant check out.
My room was huge with a beautiful balcony and overlooking the pool and Burj Khalifa! My business partner said he had a great room too!
One of the best places in town to relax and have shisha is crossroads , going there after a long hectic day of meetings was just what the doctor ordered 😁
I want to thank, Gilbert, Michael, and Azur breakfast team for making our stay enjoyable. Even though we were on a business trip, we got to really enjoy our stay.
Definitely we will be back in the future to only Raffles Dubai.
Very attentive staff at this wonderful luxury hotel. The rooms are very spacious and the hotel has great facilities. The pool area and spa is especially nice. We had a dinner at SOLO which was one of the best Italian food ever had.