The Orientally-chic Raffles, perched on one of the ‘leaves’ of Palm Island, has long been a favourite with tourists who seek the best and always choose to stay there. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, this palace-like hotel with phenomenal Raffles service, numerous bars and restaurants, the largest indoor pool and the most awarded beach in town, a fitness club and Cinq Mondes spa, a private cinema and a gala ballroom will also be available to owners in residence. All five-star services – secure security, valet parking, business meeting rooms, kids club, concierge, chef, cleaners and dry-cleaners – are included in the luxury package.

In essence, Raffles Residences & Penthouses is such a club within a club. There are individual villas (or penthouses within the hotel itself) set around a lavish palace. Apartments and houses with panoramic windows can have up to 6 bedrooms, and each luxury property gives plenty of room to live in all senses. Modern, large, high-ceilinged residences, although designed with a style in mind, are minimalist and easily transformable, allowing each owner to define the interior layout of their property with expert assistance. Everything here is done for you and for your convenience. For example, the kitchens in the residences are made to order and equipped with the best appliances, despite the fact that few potential owners are going to cook themselves. After all, the hotel has a chef who can always be invited, or you can simply go to one of the restaurants on site.