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Accor’s Raffles The Palm, Dubai to welcome guests from 1st October 2021

Accor’s Raffles The Palm Dubai, the palatial luxury beachfront resort on the Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent, will officially welcome guests from 1st October 2021.

Opening its doors at the beginning of Dubai’s winter vacation season, the landmark property will be second Raffles in the city, and its first resort in the Middle East.

Design and Service

Raffles The Palm Dubai features 70,000 pieces of furniture from the traditional Italian ateliers of Francesco Molon along with more than 6,000 Swarovski Crystal chandeliers. Highly skilled artisans applied the finishing touches to each guest room using real gold and silver leaf while specialist stonemasons shaped the imported Portuguese marble. The resort’s collection of fine furnishings is tended to by the highly trained in-house ‘furniture master’ who works around the clock to ensure every detail is perfect, polished and shining at all times.

Grand Foyer

Accor states that each and every guest checking into Raffles The Palm Dubai will be welcomed as a VIP and will enjoy Raffles’ famous 24-hour personalised butler service.


The resort features 389 elegantly styled rooms and spacious suites with stunning antique furnishings, each featuring a balcony or terrace with uninterrupted views, along with a collection of private villas. Room categories include Deluxe and Premier Ocean Rooms, Premium Club Palm and Premium Club Terrace Rooms that range in size from 61 square metres to 203 square metres. 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 100 square metres 750 square metres. All the rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf or the Dubai Skyline.

Royal Suite Master Bedroom

Raffles The Palm Dubai is also home to a collection of villas. The Raffles Royal Villas and Raffles Imperial Villas’ sizes range from 950 square metres to 1,050 square metres. Each of the 4-bedroom villas are located by the shoreline and offer easy access to a pristine private beach and lush gardens. Their interiors feature high ceilings, a built-in spa and private swimming pool.

Ayman Gharib, Managing Director of Raffles The Palm Dubai, said:

It’s with pride that we announce the official opening of Raffles The Palm Dubai, Raffles’ newest luxury resort in the UAE. 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.

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Raffles The Palm Dubai has multiple restaurants and eateries.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Jardinoffers sensational 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 an exquisite fusion menu of contemporary Japanese and Italian food, a cuisine known as Itameshi.

Music lovers can unwind with a wonderful selection of food and drinks at SOLA, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s Jazz Lounge, while watching acclaimed artists perform live jazz throughout the week. The renowned Raffles Patisserie will serve high-end and classic French and Italian pastries, and more, complete with freshly baked breads. The patisserie is headed by Gianluca Guinzoni, who trained at COVA, one of the oldest Italian culinary institutions.

PIATTI, a vibrant and elegant beach restaurant run by charismatic Turkish and Italian Culinary Director, Batuhan Piatti, will delight the senses with a sophisticated 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 Blüthner Louis XIV Grand Piano.

Raffles Club Lounge, accessible by guests staying in Club Rooms and Suites, will thrill diners with 360 views of the Dubai skyline, perfect for enjoying a wonderful ‘Aperitivo’ menu of food and drinks served at sunset each day. Guests can also order dishes from a specially prepared four-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.


Indoor Swimming Pool

The Parisian Cinq Mondes Spa features 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and an indoor swimming pool. A sanctuary of well-being and bliss, 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 fully equipped gym during their stay. There is also a stunning 500 metre private beach at the resort.

Meanwhile, Accor recently announced the signing of its sixth resort in the Maldives, SO/ Maldives, Mövenpick Split in Croatia, Fairmont Djibouti, Novotel Madinah in Saudi Arabia and three new hotels in the United Kingdom and the opening of Mercure Rhodes Alexia, Mercure’s debut property in Greece and ibis Styles Kraków Centrum in Poland. The iconic Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles will reopen as a Fairmont Hotel on 27th September 2021.

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