Raffles The Palm Dubai Opens

Raffles The Palm Dubai
Raffles The Palm Dubai opens in October. (Photo courtesy of Raffles The Palm Dubai.)

Raffles The Palm Dubai, a beachfront resort on the Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent, will welcome guests on Oct. 1, 2021.

Opening its doors at the beginning of Dubai’s winter vacation season, the landmark property—Raffles’ second in the city, and its first resort in the Middle East – will be a new addition to the city’s lifestyle, dining and hotel scene.

The destination resort will offer sophisticated accommodations, dining experiences and amenities, including a stunning 1,640-ft. private beach and the award-winning Parisian Cinq Mondes Spa, which features 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and an indoor swimming pool. The spa offers complete rejuvenation for body and mind thanks to an immersive and world-class selection of beauty treatments, massages and more with guests also invited to explore a yoga studio, two traditional hammams and a fully equipped gym during their stay.

Raffles The Palm Dubai features guestrooms and suites with antique furnishings, each featuring a balcony or terrace with uninterrupted views, along with a collection of private villas.

“It’s with pride that we announce the official opening of Raffles The Palm Dubai, Raffles’ newest luxury resort in the UAE,” says Ayman Gharib, managing director of Raffles The Palm Dubai, in a press statement. “The five-star property invites guests to discover one of the world’s most exciting destinations through the gracious lens of a Raffles resort. Raffles The Palm Dubai will ensure that every stay is exceptional with everyone arriving as a guest, leaving as a friend and returning as family.”

The resort’s 389 rooms, which include Deluxe and Premier Ocean Rooms, Premium Club Palm and Premium Club Terrace Rooms, range in size from 657 sq. ft. to 2,185 sq. ft. Guests and families in need of more space have a choice of suites, including Duplex Suites, Signature Ocean Suites, Premier One Bedroom Palm Suites, the Raffles Presidential Suites and Raffles Royal Suite, ranging in size from 1,076 sq. ft. to 8,073 sq. ft. All the rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf or the Dubai Skyline.

Raffles The Palm Dubai is also home to a collection of villas—The Raffles Royal Villas and Raffles Imperial Villas, which offer an exceptional accommodation experience, with sizes ranging from 10,225 sq. ft. to 11,302 sq. feet. The four-bedroom villas are all located by the shoreline and offer easy access to a private beach and lush gardens. Their interiors feature high ceilings, a built-in spa and private swimming pool.

Every guest checking into Raffles The Palm Dubai will be welcomed as a VIP and will enjoy Raffles’ famed 24-hour personalized butler service. Always on hand when required, butlers are attentive to each guest’s every need. Experts in what the city has to offer, Raffles butlers also act as concierges to unlock unique experiences and destination surprises.

As Dubai’s newest must-visit dining destination, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s selection of restaurants and eateries offer unique dining concepts serving a mix of international and regional favorites. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Jardin offers dishes served in a regal setting with an outdoor terrace overlooking the property’s lush gardens and the Palm Jumeirah. At Matagi, a team of expertly trained chefs will prepare a fusion menu of contemporary Japanese and Italian food, a cuisine known as Itameshi. While, music lovers can unwind with a wonderful selection of food and drinks at SOLA, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s jazz lounge. The Raffles Patisseriewill serve high-end and classic French and Italian pastries, complete with freshly baked breads. Headed by Gianluca Guinzoni, who trained at COVA, one of the oldest Italian culinary institutions, the Patisserie is a must visit for all guests. Raffles Club Lounge, accessible by guests staying in Club Rooms and Suites, will offer diners 360 degree views of the Dubai skyline. Guests can also order dishes from a specially prepared 4-course menu available daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, ‘Aperitivo’ and dinner. The Raffles Club Lounge also offers a private check-in service and live entertainment. PIATTI, a beach restaurant run by Turkish and Italian Culinary Director, Batuhan Piatti, will delight the senses with a menu of seafood dishes. Guests can also enjoy a legendary afternoon tea experience fit for royalty at Blüthner Hall, with the majestic atmosphere complemented by a bespoke Bluthner Louis XIV Grand Piano.

Guests who book before Nov. 30 can enjoy a host of benefits including a spa credit, complimentary upgrade and breakfast for two, plus 24-hour butler service as well as early check-in and late check-out.

For more information, visit rafflesthepalmdubai.com.

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