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Raffles The Palm Dubai – A destination for those seeking heritage and craftsmanship in the land of innovation

Raffles The Palm Dubai, launching 1 October, will open its doors as a luxurious palatial resort crafted by contemporary masters. Located on the best beach of the west crescent of The Palm, this unique property blends timeless craftsmanship with the city’s vibrant social culture in an extraordinary luxurious environment.

Set in the ever-popular destination of Dubai, with its unbeatable combination of year-round sun, stunning beaches, first-class entertainment and culture, and still categorised as an amber destination for UK travellers and quarantine free for many, Raffles The Palm Dubai is the place to be this Autumn.

Ayman Gharib, Managing Director Raffles The Palm Dubai comments,
“Located in one of the most exciting and innovative cities in the world, Raffles The Palm Dubai will open its doors to provide a tranquil, elegant and private escape. Fronted by a spectacular beach on The Palm and offering stunning vistas of Dubai’s dramatic skyline in the distance, the resort promises the perfect blend of timeless craftsmanship and heritage set within the city’s vibrant social and cultural scene.”

Looking out across a stunning 500-metre private beach of golden sand, fringed with pristine aquamarine waters, Raffles The Palm Dubai has been designed for tranquillity, privacy and relaxation. The property’s 389 rooms, 56 suites and eight private villas have each been thoughtfully devised for the well-travelled guest, with interiors created by Italian super-star designer, Franceso Molon. The palatial resort also offers the 24-hour signature Raffles Butler service, the epitome of refined luxury. A Raffles Butler studies the preferences of each guest ahead of arrival, arranging experiences such as unforgettable in-room surprises, day trips to some of the city’s hidden gems and unique culinary activities with Culinary Director Batuhan Piatti.

Central to the guest experience, are the thoughtful wellbeing spaces developed by leading international experts throughout the resort. The much-anticipated Cinq Mondes Spa will provide an urban sanctuary of well-being for complete body and mind rejuvenation. Spanning 3,000 square metres, this next-generation spa provides transportive treatments and handpicked specialist practitioners from around the world, the largest indoor swimming pool in the Middle East, 23 state-of-the-art treatment rooms and two majestic hammams, as well as a yoga studio and comprehensive gym.

Bridging the gap between heritage and contemporary luxury, the palatial resort is delighted to introduce a host of master artisans who have come together to create this uniquely holistic beach resort experience. The property offers ceilings bedecked in stars, with more than 6,000 Venetian chandeliers crafted from Swarovski Crystals. An in-house furniture master is behind the collections of bespoke furniture and objets d’art, tending to the interior settings and ensuring all items are in pristine condition. In an ode to the heritage of its location, guest rooms are hand-finished with real gold and silver leaves, whilst the finest Portuguese marble breathes a cool serenity throughout.

With cuisine viewed as another art form, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s exalted master chefs are at the centre of many exclusive discoveries that will enchant guests during their stay, across the resort’s eight restaurant and bars. The charismatic Italian and Turkish Culinary Director Batuhan Piatti crafts outstanding menus within each experiential dining concept. Dedicated to bringing to life far flung culinary creations for the curious, Piatti has enveloped the best chefs in their field within his team. The hotel’s hero pastry chef Gianluca Guindsoni heralds from one of Italy’s oldest and most revered pastry outposts and unveils century old recipes in reviving the authentic art of pastry making. Matagi the Itameshi restaurant at Raffles The Palm Dubai introduces a Japanese-Italian fusion bringing innovative cuisine and the highest quality, sustainable ingredients.

Batuhan Piatti, Culinary Director, Raffles The Palm Dubai comments,
“It has been a privilege to creatively bring to life such a unique and exciting array of destination restaurants within this iconic hotel, where each dining concept is a gastronomic adventure, waiting to delight and surprise.”

Reflecting on Dubai’s vibrant entertainment scene, the property is delighted to announce Piatti, a new-concept beach restaurant and the beating heart of the resort from morning to night. Piatti will offer waterside cabanas, irresistible seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, intuitive service and an informally sophisticated atmosphere enriched with an effervescent calendar of live entertainment.

Inspired by a city known for its high energy and entertainment, Raffles The Palm Dubai brings to life The High Note, the resort’s jazz lounge, boasting an impressive programme of renowned artists throughout the week. Each night, guests will enjoy different in- house bands offering a uniquely interactive performance to the delight of guests.

With everything it has to offer, Dubai is increasingly seen as a destination that beckons to all generations. With the whole family in mind, Raffles The Palm Dubai is pleased to announce its Kids Experience, offering a dynamic edutainment program by the Children’s Butler team where little guests are invited to explore art, nature and culture. To relax out of the sun, the hotel provides the largest private cinema on The Palm Jumeirah, with 80 seats and spanning 274 square metres.

Offering complete relaxation moments from the city’s major landmarks and cultural attractions, Raffles The Palm Dubai is the #1 destination opening this year for those in the UK seeking the perfect location to rejuvenate, dine and explore – with guaranteed good weather.

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