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Sheikh Rashid Road Wafi Mall, Dubai United Arab Emirates
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 847 hotels in Dubai
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
A stunning landmark hotel in a distinctive pyramid shape merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic. Ideally located in the city center with a shopping adventure lies around the corner as Raffles Dubai adjoins Wafi mall, one of Dubai's most exclusive shopping and leisure destinations, home to hundreds of boutiques offering an extensive selection of international haute couture, jewelries and gifts in addition to nearby authentic souks, including the impressive Khan Murjan, offering traditional crafts by artisans from the region. Featuring 252 luxurious rooms and suites, this award-winning Dubai hotel offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city, each with generously-sized private balconies. Brilliant contemporary interiors, faultless service and 7 superb restaurants and bars offering an extensive array of dining, entertainment and clubbing options, while Raffles Spa beckons with a pampering menu to emerge transformed, like a lotus that journey from bud to the radiance of full bloom.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery offsite
Bowling offsite
Valet parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Russian, Arabic and 9 more
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Worldwide Travel wrote a review Sep 25
Bangkok, Thailand3500 contributions628 helpful votes
I had a quick stay at Raffles Dubai during a mattress run in the city. I have been interested in trying for a while because it’s been an iconic hotel in the city for quite. Based on my stay I can say there is a lot to like about this hotel however some of the little details are missing to keep up with other top 5-star newly built hotels. The entry level rooms are very spacious at 70 sqm and as Accor Diamond I was upgraded to the skyline version of those rooms, but otherwise same room size. The room was almost as big as the suite upgrades I receive like clockwork at Hyatt or Marriott properties in Dubai. The room was not new and modern but it was clearly built to a high standard to withstand the test of time which we can notice as soon as we enter because the entrance door was very thick, heavy and sturdy. The room was a bit Egyptian-style to match with the pyramid shape of the building and had charming local touches unlike some hotels which could be just anywhere in the world. The bathroom was all marble, there were shutters above the bathtub which we could open to see through the bedroom and the city view. I also liked the electric curtains controlled via the wall panel besides the bed and there was a proper desk and a quality comfortable leather working chair which has become exceedingly hard to find in hotels nowadays. While the outdoor terrace looked nice, the hotel was right in front of a busy boulevard so the traffic noise was constant if sitting outdoors and the same issue applied to guests at the hotel swimming pool which I could see below my room. I liked the bathroom toiletries but they were from an unknown brand; a hotel of the level of Raffles would probably be better served by offering a recognizable luxury brand name instead. Also there was no mouthwash and the slippers were cheap and unmarked. So in my opinion the hotel has room for improvement in terms of amenities generally speaking. Unfortunately the club lounge was closed due to covid which I would question given the numerous hotels in Dubai which currently have their lounge fully operational; anyway they provided lounge benefits near the lobby for Diamond guests. For afternoon tea I thought the offerings were quite nice relative to local competitor hotels. However happy hour was a letdown: they served a tray pretty similar to the one from afternoon tea which felt less appropriate for the evening and was a far cry from what we can get at many other hotels in Dubai. The drinks menu also left to be desired for a hotel of this caliber, the wines were nothing to write home about and the cocktails were limited to Mojito, Pina Colada, and Gin & Tonic. In the absence of a lounge, breakfast was available in the restaurant and it was a staff-served buffet. The food quality was good, however once again for a top end brand like Raffles I would have expected some luxury dishes but there is not a whole lot that stood out except a couple of Indian and Asian dishes. If I compare to Raffles Istanbul for example, which is arguably one of the top 5 luxury hotels in the city, they have an extensive a la carte breakfast menu with interesting luxurious options but at Raffles Dubai nothing was a la carte – a clear miss in my opinion. Service in the hotel was generally quite good, but sometimes they tried to do too much and lacked coordination. In the restaurant I was asked several times by different staff if I wanted something else when I had already responded to someone else moments prior, and also I received two times my drink order from two different servers within minutes of each other. Overall I enjoyed my stay mostly because of the beautiful room and it’s a hotel where we do not need to worry about suite upgrades because all rooms so very spacious. Raffles used to be one of the top luxury options in Dubai and it’s not the case anymore with the large number of new 5-star constructions in the last few years, but the price also reflects that so in a way it is fair - I often see the Fairmont nearby priced above Raffles which is a bit counter-intuitive. So I would not say Raffles is overpriced in fact I thought I ended up with very good value for my stay, the main issue is simply that Raffles is supposed to be a top luxury brand but some details here are there are missing to achieve the top end for example the amenities, breakfast, and the lounge offerings which could be improved.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Nikki50 wrote a review Jun 2021
Liverpool England33 contributions13 helpful votes
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Had a fabulous stay at this hotel back in January. We’ve been coming to Dubai for the past 8 years and stayed in many of the top hotels, however Raffles is something else – what an experience! Me and my husband were staying in another hotel on Jumeirah beach and decided to take a trip to visit the Raffles Saloon bar. We got chatting to a member of staff called Woulstain who recommended we try Raffles hotel next time we visit and book a Skyline room for the views of the city. The hotel looked so amazing, and as it was our anniversary a few days later – we decided we couldn’t wait until our next visit, so we booked a club room and checked out of our beach hotel, and boy am I glad we did! From the minute we arrived at the hotel we were in awe of the outstanding service and treated like royalty. How a hotel of this size can give you the level of attention and service, to make you feel like you are the only guest they have is truly amazing. Check in, departure, and everything else in between was just perfect. As for the room, well there is only one word to describe it…WOW. It was on one of the higher floors of the hotel, the room was huge and incredibly beautiful. Everything was spotless and sanitised and it felt very Covid safe, plus the balcony was also very big – perfect for those views! To make the stay even better, the hotel surprised us with a special cake for our anniversary which was a lovey gesture. I’d like to say a hug thank you to Mila at check in, Syed our wonderful butler, Summer and her amazing hospitality team, Mars at Azur and of course not forgetting Woulstain for his recommendation of the hotel. I can safely say we will be back as soon as we can travel again!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Afif Salibi, General Manager at Raffles Dubai
Responded Jun 26, 2021
Dear Nikki50, Thank you for choosing Raffles Dubai and for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to hear you describe your stay with us as perfection from start to finish! It is wonderful to know that you were comfortable in your spacious room facing the stunning Dubai skyline view, and received outstanding service from our colleagues. Rest assured that Woulstain, Mila, Syed, Summer and Mars will be praised for their jobs well done. I also trust that you had a memorable anniversary celebration during your stay. We look forward to welcome you again soon. Regards, Afif Salibi General Manager
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Фахрия Нифталиева wrote a review Sep 24
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I've had a wonderful time in Raffles this summer. The hotel was beautiful, light and spotless. I liked the stuff very much. I had a very comfortable room with a pool view. The laundry there was perfect. I hope to see it again 🖐🏻 Дата пребывания: август 2021 г.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
sulaiman_za wrote a review Sep 24
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
first time staying at a Raffles branded hotel. was expecting a relatively good service, but turned out that the service level was personalized and exceptional. Was greeted at breakfast and at the club lounge, and escorted to the tables. I saw that this service was provided to all guests, not just Accor members. The hotel treats al guests with a high level of a welcomed-stay experience. Well done to the Raffles Dubai team.
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Date of stay: September 2021
FConroy wrote a review Sep 22
1 contribution
Raffles salon staff is excellent and specially miss kath she treated us with good manners. She greeted us with a warm smile on her face . Also her service was excellent. We enjoyed her company and food was also excellent
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raffles Dubai
Which popular attractions are close to Raffles Dubai?
Nearby attractions include Dubai Dolphinarium (0.6 miles), Creekside Park (0.6 miles), and WAFI (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Raffles Dubai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Raffles Dubai?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Raffles Dubai?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Raffles Dubai?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Raffles Dubai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Awtar, Solo Dubai, and The Nine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Raffles Dubai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Raffles Dubai have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Raffles Dubai offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Raffles Dubai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Raffles Dubai offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Raffles Dubai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Arabic.