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A Landmark Property Opens on Palm Jumeirah

Raffles The Palm Dubai carries on a storied tradition of luxe hospitality with contemporary flair.

Paul Thuysbaert/The Raffles Palm Dubai

Palatial luxury is the watchword at the new Raffles The Palm Dubai, as befits the fantastic setting on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates. The opulent resort, which opened in October 2021, occupies 1,500 feet of private beach and each of the spacious 389 rooms and suites take in panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf or the iconic Dubai skyline from a private balcony or terrace. There’s also a collection of eight grand four-bedroom villas along the shoreline. All accommodations are appointed with antiques and distinguished by artisanal touches—gold- and silver-leaf details, imported Portuguese marble, Swarovski crystal chandeliers and other beautifully crafted furnishings from the Italian atelier of Francesco Molon.

Paul Thuysbaert/The Raffles Palm Dubai

Raffles Legendary Butlers caters to hotel guests around the clock, providing attentive concierge service, from dispensing information about the destination or procuring reservations to arranging memorable excursions and experiences.

The resorts’ six dining venues represent the height of culinary artistry. With an elegant interior and a delightful terrace overlooking lush gardens, Le Jardin serves international cuisine from morning into the wee hours. Luxe hidden gem Matagi, serving contemporary Japanese cuisine with an Italian flair known as Itameshi alongside exquisite cocktails, music and invigorating ambiance. With many off-the-menu, special dishes curated and conceptualized by Head Chef Mauro di Leo, guests can enjoy new flavours and experiences in every visit. Elaborate French and Italian pastries created by Gianluca Guinzoni are on offer at Raffles Patisserie, plus seafood dishes at beachfront Piatti. Guests may also indulge in afternoon tea—or a glass of fine Champagne—in the sumptuous surroundings of Blüthner Hall, serenaded by a pianist on a Louis XIV grand piano. There’s live music at Sola Jazz Lounge, whose theatrical setting enhances the Asian and Mediterranean finger foods and signature cocktails like a Black Sapphire Negroni.

Paul Thuysbaert/The Raffles Palm Dubai

Guests staying in the hotel’s club rooms and suites are also welcome in the Raffles Club Lounge, with its specially prepared four-course menu and 360-degree views, which are unforgettable at sunset.

No visit to the property is complete without a visit to the award-winning Parisian Cinq Mondes Spa, a stylish subterranean wellness hub with soothing neutral, pink and gold accents. The expansive spa includes 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and an indoor swimming pool, and is a sanctuary of wellbeing and bliss. For fitness enthusiasts, there is a state-of-the-art gym with an onsite personal trainer, while those looking to doak up the sun can enjoy the property’s 500-square-metre private beach and outdoor swimming pools. Raffles Palm Wellness team also creates a bespoke plan that combines the help of nutritionists and personal trainers with mindfulness sessions to ensure you get exactly what you need during your break. Prioritize mind and body and let Cinq Mondes Spa at Raffles The Palm take care of the rest.

Paul Thuysbaert/The Raffles Palm Dubai

Raffles The Palm Dubai has an extraordinary legacy to draw on, dating back to 1887 when Raffles Singapore set a new standard for international luxury and hospitality. It’s a tradition that the hotel carries out with ease and warmth, from the moment a guest arrives and is greeted as a VIP until departure. “The team at Raffles The Palm Dubai ensures that every stay is exceptional,” says Managing Director Ayman Gharib, “with everyone arriving as a guest, leaving as a friend and returning as family.”

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