This November, Raffles Dubai will celebrate 10 years since its opening, with more than one million guests having stayed at the property.
Raffles Dubai general manager Ayman Gharib said in a statement: "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."
To mark the milestone, Raffles Dubai has launched a ‘10 Years of Luxury’ experience, including accommodation in a premium suite, a private in-suite dining experience curated by Raffles' chefs, a deluxe Egyptian gold & caviar facial treatment for two and VIP airport transfers. Prices start from AED 9,000 (US $2,450).
The anniversary celebrations also extend to signature guestrooms, available for the special rate of AED 1,000 ($272) for stays booked by the end of November.
In commemoration of the 10thanniversary, 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, Straub will return to the hotel for the anniversary and sample the drink. Highlights of the cocktail include premium bubbly, gold leaf and Sipsmith Raffles 1915 Gin, a bespoke spirit crafted to commemorate 100 years of the Singapore Sling, first created at Raffles Singapore back in 1915.
Throughout the month of November, guests can enjoy a limited edition 10thAnniversary Collection – fashion afternoon tea, served in the Raffles Salon. It is priced at AED 249 ($68) for two people, or AED 449 ($122) including a glass of premium bubbly each.
At Raffles Spa, the Egyptian gold & caviar facial uses the finest ingredients for 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 ($354) for 90 minutes.
Read the full feature about the 10-year anniversary in the November 2017 edition of Hotelier Middle East, and also subscribe to the Hotelier Middle East YouTube channel for interviews with colleagues who have been with the property for the entire decade.