We love this hotel! We have stayed here twice already, and will plan on staying at the Raffles in the future. We loved it the first time, and was so happy we stayed here the second visit.
The rooms are not your average hotel rooms, they are extremely spacious. VERY CLEAN bathroom and bed. We usually have to change the bed sheets when we first arrive to every hotel, but this is hotel is the exception. Very close to the airport. Not very far from downtown. It's well worth the stay in this hotel, even if you're as close to Dubai Mall like the other closer hotels.
The gym is excellent. Pool is big. The breakfast buffet has lots of great choices. Really nice staff..
Overall, you will not be disappointed. If my review can be the decision maker to stay here, then I would definitely say, you've made a fine choice.
The Japanese restaurant on the top floor is really good. Plus there's a mall attached to this hotel!