Raffles Dubai is a stunning addition to Dubai’s ever-changing skyline, a postmodern Pyramid in glass and light. Since opening it has earned rave reviews for its style – there’s a rooftop botanical garden with over 129,000 plants, a library with nearly 1,000 books on Middle Eastern art, history and culture, and the Amrita Spa uses 24 carat gold in its signature facial. The roomy, open plan suites are sophisticated and come with spacious balcony terraces, and 24-hour butler service. Raffles is also home to some of Dubai’s top places to wine, dine and party. The Noble House, a contemporary Chinese restaurant with dramatic interiors, won ‘Best Chinese’, ‘Best New Restaurant’ and ‘Restaurant of the Year’- an amazing hat trick in a city full of good restaurants – and New Asia Bar & Club, a glittering nightclub at the pinnacle of the pyramid. From its terrace, you can look out across Dubai’s neon bright cityscape as the city’s gilded youth dance to top international DJs. The Amrita Spa is luxurious and has special packages such as the ‘Dubai Decadence’, six hours of pure pampering that promises to leave you glossy and glowing. Raffles is right next door to Wafi, probably Dubai’s most stylish mall, brimming with boutiques, designer shops, hip cafes and the atmospheric new Souk Khan Murjan, a re-creation of a 14th Century Arabian market.