Raffles The Palm Dubai to open on 1 October

Formerly the Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, the five-star property was reflagged in May 

Hospitality operator Accor has confirmed that Raffles The Palm Dubai will open on 1 October 2021. It features 389 keys, including rooms, suites and villas. The property has retained its standout features: a 3,000-square-metre Cinq Mondes Spa with 23 treatment rooms and an expansive indoor swimming pool. But there will also be new additions, among them a cinema.

Raffles The Palm Dubai - Royal Suite LivingroomRaffles Royal Suite lounge

The property will be home to eight F&B concepts. All-day diner Le Jardin will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, while  Matagi will offer fusion Japanese-Italian creations for dinner. Guests enjoying the hotel’s 500-metre private beach can head to Platti, the hotel’s beach restaurant, specialising in seafood. Those looking for a more formal option can take afternoon tea at Blüthner Hall. Raffles Patisserie will serve a range of Italian and French pastries, and Sola jazz lounge will offer music and mixed drinks.


Raffles The Palm Dubai managing director Ayman Gharib said: “It’s with pride that we announce the official opening of Raffles The Palm Dubai, our 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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