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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Im not gonna write about the hotel or about the rooms because its well known . I thought that its one of the best untill what happened
I decided to extend my stay at raffles hotel so i called the reception and informed them .. they said to me to come down to them anytime at my convenience to make the payment for that extra day .
I took my medication and slept to be surprised four hours later by there night shift manager miss mrwa i think her name comming to my room and opening the door with her master key and asking me to come down to do the payment because what they meant by come down at your convenience is not after 6 oclock pm !!!!
Anyhow i washed up and went down to make the payment i dont know what to say but I expected so much more knowledge from such a hotel duty manager she had zero skills in how to manage a gust and the way i see it the biggest mistake was her action comming to the room that way .. so disappointed
I created a TripAdvisor account just because of my experience with Raffles Dubai Spa. Having been to most of the 5 star spa resorts in Dubai over the last few years... the treatment and how I was made to feel was exceptional.
The facility is great. Big fan. It was as if you're submerged in a post-colonial asian paradise - you completely forget about the bustle and noise of the city outside.
I should mention Jayson at reception made me feel welcome and the guy is a class act. So often in Dubai it is 'thank you ma'am, yes sir, no sir'. The guy was cool, had character, showed respect without being too much and I felt he was present the entire time he interacted with me. He saw I felt a bit awkward upon arrival and showed me around in a confident and friendly manner. Chose his words well and I felt like the spa was 'mine' in how he did things. It definitely enhanced the experience and it was appreciated. I intended to just go for a massage (in and out) but I ended up feeling happy to have been welcomed into some kind of exclusive experience from start to finish. This was because of the Jayson and the team.
I also had the chance to have a brief encounter with Marina. She happened to be near the door as I arrived. It was obvious she was the person in charge but again... such a warm, caring and professional presence. Very deliberate in her interaction with me and I was certainly made to feel welcome.
Overall, the facilities were well maintained and clean. The showers alone.. and the infusion of shower gels available... if you close your eyes, you could've been in a tropical asian waterfall. Really is a nice facility, well worth a visit.
Team are efficient and you get the feeling it is a popular place to receive treatment. However, I didn't feel rushed during treatment at any point. Even when I offered to move things along (I was a little late) - they didn't rush me or make me feel that I should. Very classy.
The massage itself.... wow. I've had a few massages in my time in Dubai. This honestly was exceptional (I think the therapist was called Dian). Lovely, warm, professional and very respectful. The pressure was just right, relaxing (almost put me to sleep even though I was already fully rested) and after the treatment I felt 'new'. I could feel the tension moving to different locations on my back and the head massage at the end was perfect.. didn't scrunch the hair and she clearly knew what she was doing. She even offered some advice on pressure points. The way Dian ended the treatment as well - it was not abrupt like in many placed. Gentle / gradual notice that the massage is coming to an end and I was given the space to recollect my senses :) Really was very good.
An excellent massage. Excellent experience. I didn't expect as much as I'd visited a few years back and felt it was just an average spa in a fancy hotel. Can't speak highly enough of how I was treated throughout. The team are clearly a tight unit, well trained and the whole experience was a beautiful escape away from the madness in the city. Will definitely go back and highly recommend the spa.. a high end facility, well trained people who clearly do things from the heart.
Thank you for such a nice gift and a memorable experience of Dubai.
It is very rare for me to write a review of any hotel or trip I do. However, this stay at Raffles has convinced me that I must express my real appreciation of such out of this world hospitality. I always stay at Raffles when I am in Dubai and I am sort of used to their excellence but this time it exceeded even their own high standards. I guess staying for five nights allowed me to see more of them (didn't go out be use of many business meetings I had). I would like to thank the best team you could assemble to serve business people or family alike. Mr Issa led a great team.. I hope I got their names right.. Matthew, William, Raceal, Khris, Ruby, Joe and Sara. Thank you all for making my stay so nice and productive. Your continued smile abd welcome and your great services during many hours I stayed at the business lounge makes me for ever grateful. I hope your read this and I look forward to come again.