17 Nov '23 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As the UAE celebrates its 52nd National Day, Raffles the Palm takes centre stage, blending the artistry of the ages with Dubai’s dynamic social tapestry. This haven for seasoned travellers presents the perfect backdrop for serene retreats, including a variety of dining options and ultimate holiday experiences meticulously crafted for adults and children alike. Guests are encouraged to revel in the long weekend festivities with friends and family, savouring delightful drinks and exquisite dining while relishing a plethora of benefits throughout their stay.

Raffles Retreat unfolds like a captivating escape for those yearning for a momentary escape from the urban hustle, promising an enchanting experience beyond the ordinary. Guests can enjoy a lavish retreat with a 20% saving on stays of two nights or more, embracing the grandeur of accommodations like the 220 sqm Premier Jacuzzi Suite, the four-bedroom Raffles Royal Villa, Raffles Imperial Villa, and exclusive Presidential Suites. A dedicated Raffles butler and access to the prestigious Raffles Club Lounge where daily breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are served, ensure an unparalleled stay.

Those dreaming of an extended sojourn in paradise can do so with the resort’s Suite Sensation offer, available for stays of five nights or more, offering a welcome bottle of grape or sparkling juice paired with chocolate strawberries, breakfast at Le Jardin or Raffles Club Lounge, a 60-minute Balinese massage for two, iconic butler service, and exclusive entry to the Raffles Club Lounge. The Young Travellers are not forgotten, and a complimentary stay and breakfast is available for two children below 7 years of age.

For connoisseurs of afternoon tea rituals, Blüthner Hall, the palace’s majestic lobby lounge, introduces a carefully crafted afternoon tea tailored for this special occasion. An array of the finest brews awaits, artfully crafted by a skilled tea master right on the premises. The set menu boasts culinary delights such as Falafel on sesame bun, Hummus & Date Sandwich, Duo Muhammara Sandwich, Baba Ganoush and Grilled Halloumi Ciabatta, and Lobster Roll Zaatar. Then comes a selection of Arabic delicacies treats fit for royalty, including Luqaimat, Mahalabia, Umm Ali, Osh el Bulbul, Dates Mamool, and Warbat kashta. The Afternoon Tea experience is priced at AED 220 per person and AED 425 per couple.

Raffles The Palm is welcoming back ArtFem, the UAE’s most-loved sip and paint experience, for an enchanting Paint&Picnic experience set to take place in the palace’s lush gardens on 2nd December between 2pm – 5pm. As part of the experience, guests will receive all the materials needed to create their masterpiece and, simultaneously, can indulge in delightful afternoon tea delicacies. Curated by Blüthner Hall’s talented pastry team, guests can indulge in the lobby lounge’s delectable salty and sweet plates, including Foie Gras Mousse Profiterole, Prawn Avocado with Osteria Caviar, Scottish Smoked Salmon Bagels or Raspberry Swill Rolls, Meringue with Yuzu Cream and Jelly, Vanilla Choux Puff and Cherry. Priced at AED 399 per person and AED 699’ per couple, guests are invited to unleash their inner artist and enjoy the fabulous afternoon with a guided painting workshop in the serene lawns of Raffles The Palm Dubai.

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About Raffles The Palm Dubai:

The palatial beach resort occupies a prime location on Palm Jumeirah Island and offers 387 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. The resort features spectacular sea views, a private white sand beach, an indoor and outdoor pool and a selection of restaurants such as Matagi, Piatti and Sola Jazz Lounge. The property encompasses a range of facilities with Raffles’ quintessential standards of service, including a 24- hour Raffles Butler and the private Raffles Lounge. With classic furnishings, the hotel opens up into the grand Blüthner Hall and a dedicated Raffles Patisserie serving chocolates and pastries. Visitors can pamper themselves in the Cinq Mondes Spa, offering 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, scrub rooms, hammams and fully equipped gym and yoga classes. The resort has also partnered with Virtuoso, a global network of agencies that craft bespoke trips and create unique experiences for guests around the world.

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About Raffles

Founded in Singapore in 1887, Raffles Hotels, Resorts and Residences are places where ideas are born, history is made and stories and legends are created. At each landmark address, distinguished guests and residents will find a world of elegance and enchanted glamour, where Raffles’ renowned legacy of gracious service knows no bounds. As the authentic heart of a destination, Raffles champions fine art and design, and fosters culture in all its forms, guiding guests to make discoveries in their own time and way. Raffles’ commitment to local communities is expressed through diverse initiatives with a unified mission to actively support the arts and the environment. From one generation to the next, visitors arrive as guests, leave as friends, and return as family. Raffles can be found in key international locations including Singapore, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, Maldives, Udaipur, Phnom Penh and Bali; with flagship openings upcoming in London, Boston, Macau and Bahrain in 2023. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,500 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. | |