High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Raffles Dubai is a 19-storey hotel that is built in the shape of a pyramid. The design was an inspiration taken from traditional Egyptian architecture. It is located at the Wafi food and entertainment complex, 15 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport. Raffles Dubai was built by the Wafi Group, a Dubai-based diversified business conglomerate that invested more than 140 million US dollars on its first hotel project. The Wafi group entered into an agreement where the hotel would be managed and operated by the Singapore based hospitality chain Raffles Hotels and Resorts. The agreement also marked Raffles' entry into the Middle East and expanded its presence to 41 hotels in 35 destinations.