This November, Raffles Dubai celebrates 10 years since opening its doors and welcoming its very first guests. Over the past decade, more than one million guests have stayed at the iconic Dubai property, a significant landmark in the dynamic city skyline. Part of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand with an illustrious history, the opening of Raffles Dubai in 2007 marked the first Raffles Hotel outside of Asia.
Pictured: Raffles Dubai – exterior and gardens
Reflecting on the milestone anniversary, Ayman Gharib, Managing Director of Raffles Dubai said: “We have great pride in what we have accomplished over the past 10 years and we could not have achieved this success without the dedication of our colleagues, several of whom have been with us since we first opened, as well as the support of our loyal guests for whom Raffles is their home away from home. Since Raffles Dubai opened its doors a decade ago we have strived to set new standards of luxury, excellence and service in the city.”
For those seeking exquisite indulgence, Raffles Dubai has launched an exclusive ‘10 Years of Luxury’ experience to mark the milestone, including palatial accommodation in a premium suite, a private in-suite dining experience curated by Raffles expert chefs, a deluxe Egyptian Gold & Caviar Facial treatment for two and VIP airport transfers. Prices for ‘10 Years of Luxury’ start from AED 9,000.
The anniversary celebrations also extend to Signature guestrooms, available for the special rate of AED 1,000 for stays booked by the end of November. Among the largest guestrooms in the city, these spaces offer a comfortable and elegant residential sanctuary with an expansive private balcony affording breathtaking views over the city.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary, mixologists at Raffles Dubai have created a signature cocktail entitled the ‘Straub Fizz’, in honour of the first guest that stayed at the hotel. A seasoned Raffles guest, Mr Straub will return once again to the hotel for the
occasion of the anniversary and sample the drink that bears his namesake. Highlights of the cocktail include premium bubbly, gold leaf and Sipsmith Raffles 1915 Gin, a bespoke spirit crafted to commemorate 100 years of the iconic Singapore Sling, first created at Raffles Singapore back in 1915.
Throughout the month of November, guests can enjoy a limited edition 10th Anniversary Collection – Fashion Afternoon Tea, served in the refined ambience of Raffles Salon. Drawing inspiration from Raffles’ famed 130 years of history, deliciously decadent sweet and savoury bites reflect the Asian heritage of Raffles Hotels, perfectly paired with local Arabic flavours. In a refined twist on the traditional Afternoon Tea, indulge in date and walnut scones served with rosewater and strawberry jam, five spice foie gras parfait and lemongrass choux patisserie. Afternoon Tea is priced at AED 249 for two people, or AED 449 including a glass of premium bubbly each.
The celebrations continue at Raffles Spa, where the famed Gold Facial returns with an ultra-luxe update – the addition of powerful, protein-rich caviar. The Egyptian Gold & Caviar Facial uses the finest ingredients for the ultimate anti-aging treatment, blending 24 carat gold together with caviar extract to refine, firm and nourish the skin. This indulgent spa experience is priced at AED 1,299 for 90 minutes of true luxury.