Raffles Dubai

Wafi City, Sheikh Rashid Rd., Umm Hurair, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The crowning glory of Wafi City (an ancient Egyptian-inspired mall), this majestic glass pyramid houses a classy five-star hotel. It's a beautiful property—albeit extravagantly opulent. The theme goes overboard only in the huge lobby where Egyptian columns overwhelm the space. The rest of the hotel is more subtle, with contemporary Arabic and Asian design themes that increase in grandeur with the price of the room. Suites are very generously sized, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows leading to wide terraces, many with views of Dubai Creek and the downtown skyline. There's a lovely pool, complete with gold mosaics, and a luxurious spa. The hotel may be older than some of Dubai's five-star properties, but remains incredibly plush, and is frequented by high-profile visitors.

PROS

  • one-of-a-kind style
  • good restaurants and bars on-site and in connecting Wafi City mall

CONS

  • tricky access by car
  • some guests party very hard (and loud)
  • some may find the design a little tired

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic, Service
Sophisticated
Central
Clubby Atmosphere

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 4-324–8888

HOTEL DETAILS

252 rooms
Rate Includes: Nearby at Dubai Creek Golf Club No meals

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