Raffles Dubai, UAE
Residing like the pharaohs
The Egyptian-themed pyramid shape is considered a prominent feature of the hotel, topped with a glass capstone that constitutes three stories of its structure. Another prominent feature of the hotel is the Raffles Garden that can be found on the third floor of the hotel. The garden was designed with four areas representing the essential elements of life - Water, Air, Fire and Earth. These converge on a large glass dome, the Eye of Horus, god of the sky which, according to Egyptian legend, acts as the garden’s centerpiece.
Building owner: Wafi Group / Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Architects: Bryn Lummus / Michael Warr of Arif & Bintoak