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 loved this hotel! Its an old hotel for Dubai standards but my stay was AMAZING. Everything was so well kept for being a hotel. You would never know its been there for years and years. The services is the best I've ever received in any hotel I've been to in Dubai. That includes Atlantis, Sheraton at the Marina & 4 Point Sheraton etc. And the price per night was cheap! I asked for a steamer because I was staying there for 9 days. They arranged that. I asked for extra towels, different fruit in my room instead of sweets....everything I asked for was there in less then two minutes. Their services was amazing. I've never done a review before but because they treated me so well, I had to let the world know how well they treated me. For the price per night! Don't stay anywhere else. 5 star all the way.
This may have been one of the most wonderful hotel stays we’ve experienced! First of all, the hotel was perfectly located for us. The hotel was elegant and welcoming. Our room was huge with a separate living room, a stocked bar, dining table for 6, two bathrooms and a separate bedroom. We also had a perfect view of the Burj Kalifah and the downtown skyline which sparkled at night. Many of the buildings have colorful lighting. The staff was very fiendly and helpful and the restaurants were excellent. I’d recommend Raffles Hotel if you are going to Dubai.
Thank you so much for this remarkable stay at Raffles Dubai. It was perfect, brilliant, breath-taking!!!
As a Platinum member at Accor, Gold Member at Shangri-La, Hilton, SPG & Radisson, you can imagine, that I spend a lot of time and nights in hotels all over the world. However this is the first time that I write a recommendation on TripAdvisor. WHY? Because, it was simply an amazing experience staying at this hotel. Thank you so much for all your efforts, the upgrade, the hospitality and of course the decoration in the room for our proposal. Every aspect was truly at 5star level or even much above. Suite, breakfast, poolside, service, lounge, all other facilities, SPA and of course the excellent staff make you to one of the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Special thanks to Mr. Kaiser, Mr. Queenie, Mr. Prashant who assisted me to organize my wedding proposal 💑
This stay will always be in our hearts and we will definitely come back and celebrate our engagement at your hotel.
I had been invited to the "Lighting of the Tree" ceremony hosted by Raffles Hotel and was rather enthusiastic to get the Christmas feels in Dubai away from home. Like clock work waitrons roamed the floor offering homely Christmas treats with a smile, excitement filled the lobby, live Christmas music bounced off the walls, it really was a class act. I would like to give a special mention to Jessica Markham and Krystal Irani who warmly welcomed my friends and I, a memorable evening was had by all.
My wife and I stayed for two nights 22nd-24th November as a brief stopover on way back to London.
Service, service, service. Fantastic in short and very welcoming. The flight schedules meant we landed in Dubai 6am and the check in time was 2pm but they kindly gave us the room on arrival which was great so could get some rest and freshen up. Hotel is located a short taxi ride from the airport. We were very tired on arrival and Jaime on reception had excellent service awareness and realised this and made the check in very swift and ultra efficient and we were in our rooms resting very quickly.
The rooms are very stylish and elegant and wonderfully spacious. Having stayed at the Dar al masayf, al qasar and burj al Arab the rooms at raffles I felt were the most tasteful and luxurious.
My wife used the gym which was very well equipped. Also the pool area gives a “luxury beach resort feel” even though in the city quite far from beach but is also a lovely place to relax and catch some sunshine.
We didn’t take up having the breakfast because of the time limits we had some late nights and so like a lie in on holiday. The Wafi mall is next door (accessible via the hotel reception) which is quite large albeit empty but does have cafes and some eating options too.
We loved the raffles afternoon tea which was great value and the food, sweet treats and drinks were plentiful. My wife asked for vegetarian alternatives which they happily supplied.
A special mention to Sam assisted by Katherine at the bar who expertly made the Dubai sling cocktails which were lovely. In Addition, Mubarik was similarly excellent. They are a credit to the hotel and we hope they get the compliments and rewards they clearly deserve.
The beach and palm are a little longer distance away from here but it is well connected to Dubai mall etc (Dubai health city metro few mins walk from hotel) and taxis are relatively cheap and some cars take contactless card payment too. In short, this is fantastic hotel and if looking for a city hotel in Dubai, it is hard to beat.