Raffles hotel is the conjoined twin of the Wafi mall on Oud Metha road, Dubai. So you get to see the mall from afar and drive earnestly towards it. Then you get exactly beside the mall, and keep going around and round and round because the entrance to the hotel is really confusing. But as soon as you enter everything is forgotten. It is so beautifully decorated, was totally in love. Was invited for a corporate dinner at their Raffles Ballroom, which is on the third floor of the hotel. The first thing I saw were huge magnificent doors that open into a square shaped ballroom, with black shiny walls and copper colored carpets. They had huge LCD screens on either side of the ballroom, which I came to understand, come with booking the ballroom itself for any event. The buffet was spread out quite nicely on either side of the foyer of the ballroom but for a 5 star hotel of such magnitude the taste buds where left wanting. The spread was varied and very well presented but lacking in actual culinary skills(what a pity). The Ballroom seats 400 guests and has washroom facilities to either sides of it and conveniently opens to an outdoor section which is meant for smokers.