Raffles Dubai to get tropical garden

A tropical landscaped garden occupying one hectare is to be a key feature of Raffles Dubai, the latest addition to the Raffles Hotel & Resorts chain.

The Raffles hotel in Dubai is to have a tropical landscaped garden located 14 metres off the ground.
The Raffles hotel in Dubai is to have a tropical landscaped garden located 14 metres off the ground.

A tropical landscaped garden occupying one hectare is to be a key feature of Raffles Dubai, the latest addition to the Raffles Hotel & Resorts chain.

Inspired by Singapore's garden city landscape and designed by Singapore Garden City Pte, the garden is located 14 metres off the ground and features 129,090 plants including the chain's signature Traveller's Palm.

Horticulturalists sourced more than 70% of the garden's plants from Asia, with the remainder from Dubai, and tended to them in nurseries before planting them at Raffles Dubai. The garden features some 260 trees, 650 palms, 1,400 bamboo plants, 500 aquatic plants, over 100,000 shrubs and 1,000 climbers.

 

"Our residents have often commented how much they appreciate the gardens at other Raffles properties, such as Raffles Hotel Singapore and Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Siem Reap. Raffles Sky Garden, with its exceptional concept and location, will be well loved by residents and patrons at Raffles Dubai," said Diana Ee-Tan, managing director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

Raffles Sky Garden is expected to be open by year-end.

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