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WAFI Mall, Raffles Hotel and Khan Murjan Souk in Dubai UAE

Conveniently located in the hub of the city, WAFI is accessible for visitors travelling from anywhere in town.

Just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and Sheikh Zayed Road, our central location ensures that wherever you are in Dubai, you are within easy reach of WAFI. Visitors can easily access RTA Taxis, Careem or Uber services to drive to WAFI or conveniently take Dubai Metro to the Dubai Healthcare City station or a bus to the nearest stop.

WAFI, a distinctive shopping and leisure destination, opened in 1991 as one of the first malls in Dubai to offer a unique mix of retail, leisure, dining and entertainment. WAFI offers an eclectic range of venues including Khan Murjan Souk, Wafi Restaurants, Cleopatra’s Spa and Wellness and Pharaohs’ Club.

About Wafi Group

Established in 1973, Wafi Group is a multi-diversified conglomerate that serves a broad cross-section of industries. Founded in Dubai, the group comprises of five subsidiary LLCs, including the group’s flagship development ‘WAFI’ as well as a Property, Hospitality, Industrial and Transport divisions. The group has carved its strong presence not only in the UAE but across 16 countries worldwide. The company’s growth has been steered by its passion for excellence alongside the highest levels of efficiency and a close-knit team of professionals.

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Inspired by the 14th century souk in Baghdad, Khan Murjan Souk at WAFI is home to a vision that gathers different cultures from the Arab world by creating a vibrant marketplace environment. The Souk’s construction brought together traditional craftsmen from Turkey, Egypt, Syria, and Morocco. Every single element and pattern adorning the Souk has been created by hand using traditional methods and intricate designs. The souk features one of the world’s largest stained-glass windows and took skilled workers months to complete.

Located at the heart of WAFI, the souk is another aspect of the site offering residents and tourists a variety of shopping and impressive experiences. As a shopping destination, the souk has a wide range of options for customers seeking traditional goods and authentic handmade products. The souk embeds the famous Khan Murjan Restaurant where Middle Eastern cuisine is prepared fresh in the central courtyard.

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Escape to a traditional Middle Eastern courtyard

Find authentic Arabic cuisine in the souk area of Wafi Mall. Khan Murjan is an exquisite marble courtyard restaurant offering a traditional Middle Eastern experience.

Regarded as a hidden gem, the serene outdoor setting is accompanied by a picturesque scene inspired by Turkish, Egyptian, Syrian and Moroccan architecture.

Watch the decorative water wheel turn at the end of the courtyard – one of the unique features of the restaurant. This open-sky spot is truly a perfect oasis for any social setting.

The menu contains a wide variety of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Arabic cuisines. Hot and cold mezze plates are prepared with grilled meats and served with freshly baked bread. Along with a delicious selection of starters and mains, Khan Murjan also offers authentic Arabic desserts and Moroccan tea.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a chain of luxury hotels which traces its roots to the 1989[citation needed] opening of the original Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The company started to develop internationally in the late 1990s, and it acquired Swissôtel in 2001. The hotel chain is owned by Accor, which acquired FRHI Hotels & Resorts in 2016. As of January 2020, Raffles Hotels & Resorts operates 14 luxury hotels.


Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotels & Resorts was formed in 1989 to restore, redevelop and manage the historic Raffles Hotel. The corporation also undertook the restructuring and management of the I.M Pei-designed Raffles City development, thus laying the foundation for Raffles Hotels & Resorts to become a hotel management company. After a complete restoration, the Raffles Hotel reopened on 16 September 1991.

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