Raffles, The Palm Dubai
White Sand Beaches in the Height of Luxury
This palatial hotel is striking not only in appearance, but amenities as well. Raffles the Palm host’s is very own stretch of private white sand beach, two stunning all-day pools, and a world-class full-service Cinq Mondes spa. The private beach is dotted with sunbeds and personalised service featuring a gourmet all-day pool and beach bar menu, and complimentary chilled water as you bask in the Dubai heat, in between dips into the pristine waters. The hotel’s idyllic beachside offers uninterrupted relaxation, privacy, and luxury service. One of the perks of staying within the Palm versus the busy JBR, is that it affords you all the proximity of Dubai’s incredible attractions, malls, and nightlife, yet the perfect space and intimacy to enjoy it’s beautiful beaches at your own leaisure within the luxury grounds of this palatial hotel.
The hotel offers an ideal break for couples and families alike. Whilst carrying a more sophisticated ‘adults’ theme through it’s offering of world class restaurants, and the Cinq Mondes spa, day-time amenities such as the family-friendly pools are also a perfect fit for those with children.
A Dubai Stay to Beat All Others
With nearly four hundred rooms, all feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service and unmatched comfort including premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests and conveniences such as sitting areas and coffee makers, 40-inch flat inch televisions, bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, and luxury products. Matching the hotel’s tasteful style, each room whether it is the spacious Premier Rooms with contemporary comforts, or the majestic suites with stunning terraces, beach or city views, and access to the all-day Executive Club Lounge; no room disappoints at Raffles, as every effort for ultimate comfort and luxury is provided for.
The rooms vary from Premier Rooms spanning up to an incredible 62 sqm, with garden, palm or ocean views, all the way to one of my favourite categories, the one bedroom jacuzzi suites, at an incredible 162sqm, with stunning terraces equipped with their own whirlpools. The luxury room categories do not end there with the Presidential and Royal suites boasting breathtaking views, separate dressing rooms, lounge areas, sunbed-lined terraces, and over 300sqm of space. Raffles the Palm hosts one of the most undoubtedly generous floor plans for it’s rooms ensuring space and comfort are at the centre of every stay.
Dining at Raffles
The hotel boasts six incredible dining options to rival most establishments in Dubai’s raving food-scene. The stunning Blüthner Hall, distinguished by the Blüthner Louis XIV Grand Piano offers a majestic atmosphere for it’s wildly popular Afternoon Tea amongst residents of the hotel, and visitors from the city.
Le Jardin, is the hotel’s main all-day restaurant offering sumptuous Italian Cuisine and lunch and dinner buffets of artistry, with inspiration from the Meditteranean to the Middle East, and an al fresco terrace overlooking gardens in bloom. Enjoy the regal ambience with Italian furniture handmade by atelier Francesco Molon. The extensive daily buffets also boast theatrical live food cooking stations on the terrace, where you can also enjoy light snacks, shisha and cocktails, in between dining times.
Whilst I always endeavour not to have ‘favourites’ – it is hard not to claim Piatti by the Beach as anyone’s top dining destination whilst staying at Raffles. The artistically designed, floral restaurant not only instantly transforms you to the Amalfi Coast by design and artefacts, but also through the charm of it’s hosts, ambience and music, overlooking the beach, and serving the best of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is packed both by lunch time for those coveted ‘summer beach restaurant’ vibes, and by dinner for it’s romantic, ambient setting.
Matagi is the in-house Asia dining option, with authentic contemporary Japanese cuisine in an enchanting, intimate venue. Served in a theatrical contemporary Japanese atmosphere, Matagi is the prime destination in Dubai for lovers of modern Japanese cuisine. Select from the a la carte and weekend brunch menus featuring delicious specialities such as Alaskan King Crab Crispy Tacos and Yuzu Scallops with Seaweed & Finger Lime.
By evening you also cannot miss out on the world-class Sola Jazz Lounge, playing live jazz five nights a week, in addition to DJ sets, and comedy nights, in this stunningly class lounge/bar.
By day time, if you haven’t already been spoiled for choice, the talented pastry chefs at the Raffles Patisserie will surely tempt you with a sweet slice of heaven, to go!
The World-Class Cinq Mondes Spa
If the unrivalled luxury that Raffles has to offer has not blown you away thus far, then allow yourself to be immersed in the rejuvinating and restorative power of the Cinq Mondes Spa and treatments. Spread over 3,000m² with 23 treatment rooms, the spa feels spacious and tranquil. Precious materials echo the aesthetic of the resort.
Award-winning Cinq Monde is renowned for drawing upon the best, time-honoured beauty rituals of the world. Through its inspirational range of treatments and products, Cinq Mondes offers deep regeneration of body and mind to instil a state of harmony at a cellular level.
Our personal experience with one of the Spa’s most popular therapists, Arjun, with education in Nepalese and Chinese medicine, having treated A-list stars and celebrities, was perhaps the most knowledgeable and skilled treatment we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing – I would highly recommend that you do not miss your chance to be completely revived and replenished through a treatment at Cinq Mondes, Raffles.
Book your magical and unforgettable stay at: https://www.raffles.com/thepalm-dubai/