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Raffles Dubai is one of the most iconic, famous and stunning architectural landmarks in Dubai’s skyline. The eye-catching pyramid structure of the facade captures your attention. It is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city. in addition to this, it also delivers the unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service, and sophisticated style. It is loved by all travelers for the warmth of its service and the sophistication of the aesthetic. 

Inspired by the great pyramids of Egypt, the exotic design reflects an Egyptian pyramid both inside and out. It has an enormous lobby covered with marble. The lobby is also dominated by huge pillars engraved with hieroglyphs. While more contemporary in style, all rooms have a strong Middle Eastern influence in the design. It features handcrafted decorative elements, such as the traditional Mashrabiya. An Arabic technique used on the bathroom doors and shutters, and traditional motifs on the carpets.

 

BRAND PHILOSOPHY

At the core of the Grand Luxury is a Passion and unwavering love for luxury hotels. It has a never-ending quest for excellence that reveals the soul of places to clients and makes you discover the most facets of any destination you go. The company will give you a feeling of timelessness as they take you on a journey to the very depth of the destinations you want to go to. This stunning hotel has what we called “it’s own oasis” as everything in the area is related to Egyptian Culture. I was so amazed as I am a lover of ancient Egypt.

All the architecture -inside and out-  merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic. It also gives the feeling of space but not emptiness.  With impeccable service, and sophisticated style you can have a lovely reception with friends or family. Located only 3km from Dubai International Airport and a 10-minute drive to Dubai’s business districts and all major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions. It also has easy access to the Dubai metro.

 

AFTERNOON TEA

At this point, High Afternoon Tea has become a tradition to @vasimav and me on every trip. As you may know, she comes from doing almost 3 years of interior design. This includes for both 4 and 5 stars hotels in China and also Hong Kong. Therefore, in every trip we strive to discover new  spaces and designs on her side. While on my side, we aim to discover ,fashion, lifestyle and business things.

As Christmas approaches, this is the season to be jolly and Raffles Salon is offering a festive afternoon tea Christmas Edition. The Raffles is iconic and famous for its flower afternoon tea. One of the MUST GO afternoon teas in Dubai. We were given the option for the Christmas treat at the Raffles Salon. This is served in partnership with Newby Teas and includes a glass of mulled wine. While enjoying your afternoon tea, you can also listen to your favorite festive songs by a live pianist -only for the Christmas Season-.

The Design of the Hotel

The design of the Hotel is based and thought to be Egyptian. With this in mind, it makes you feel like Royalty. The big spaces and the scriptures on the walls give you a different perspective. On the other hand, it also provides a welcoming understanding of the multiple cultures that go hand by hand in Dubai. Overall a perfect mix of Moroccan, Tunisian and Turkish. While also adding an exquisite touch of Egypt. Revolutionary and really different from all the other places we had visited in the city. Far from the hip or trendy a chic and classy place to stay and have a different kind of lifestyle experience.

Located in Wafi, it is one of the best locations to stay in the city. Due to the accessibility to downtown and the airport, the hotel is near to the Dubai Healthcare City Metro station. This makes it perfect if you like to stay in a high-end place giving chance to have also a local experience. The hotel connects directly with the WAFI Mall. This is one of Dubai’s best luxury shopping places, with over 350 shops, more than 30 restaurants, and its own leisure complex!

Raffles

The Raffles is pretty famous for the Forever Rose collection Afternoon Tea Set. A set themed on the hotel love for roses. You can sense it by the high floral decoration on the lobby and multiple spaces. The famous Rose Collection incorporates the essence of flowers with savoury treats. This includes salmon with hibiscus extract, fresh mango, herb sponge and basil leaves, sweet temptations -such as Jasmine. Furthermore, the Rose Tea Set comes with flowers and butterflies. This gives you more of a Victorian-style and a mini garden that matches perfectly with the hotel itself. You can book this magic flower garden for your next trip here

A must every week at being a guest for afternoon tea. The bar is something that you’d be entitled to. Their wall-sized advent, a wall calendar with selected dated that allows making a raffle daily in which you can win fabulous prizes revealed every day at 4 PM. What a brilliant idea! 

The afternoon tea at Raffles Dubai was fantastic! With attention to detail, services and atmosphere with delicious tasty bite-size Christmas time treats. If you are looking for a quality afternoon tea in Dubai this Christmas season to bond with your family and friends. Look no further than Raffles Hotel. It also deserves to be on every list of iconic venues for travelers to Dubai.