Larger, mega, giga – Dubai. Hardly any other region on the face of the earth has seen a more unrestrained development, a more bizarre conglomerate of spectacular projects and buildings all side by side.
It is an inspiring ambience, if somewhat exaggerated. However, in any case, it is an experience not to be missed. And certainly, the Raffles Dubai on the famous Sheikh Rashid Road falls dead centre within the category of architectural mega monuments.
Right at the heart of the vibrant metropolis
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Dubai, the Raffles' 19-storey pyramid rises high above its surroundings, once all desert. The extravagant atrium with its soaring pillars already hints at the elegance and splendour to be expected within.
The Raffles' lobby is all polished and buffed. The dark marble flooring shines bright. It is a matter of honour that only the very finest materials where used for the construction and decoration. Your are quite welcome to touch everything around you: Everything is as solid and precious as it looks.
The design is a composition of classic elegance with Arabian elements that re-evokes the flair from 1001 Nights. Certainly, the Raffles Dubai is one of the finest hotels in a city that boasts luxury accommodation par excellence.
It goes without saying that the culinary quality is on a par with the general excellency. Eleven restaurants and bars hold their sophisticated delicacies and refined treats in store for you.
The Noble House specialises on the Chinese cuisine, which is prepared with perfection and served with a flourish. A kindred culinary geography may be experienced at the Ansiana, which focuses on Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.
Contemporary international delicacies are the daily bread at the Azur All Day Dining and the Fire & Ice Cellar stocks bottled treasure to accompany every exquisite meal. But, how about starting the night with champagne and caviare at the China Moon Champagne Bar, seasoned with a view of the Dubai?
Many other sensational restaurants take your palate on a sinful journey. Welcome to the spectacular Raffles Dubai!
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