17 indulgent afternoon teas to attempt in Dubai


From the luxurious to the boozy…

Afternoon tea is alleged to have originated in 1840, when the Duchess of Bedford would get peckish whereas ready for dinner. Now it’s an establishment and all-round beautiful time out. Whether or not you’re in search of a leisurely affair or a extra decadent one, right here’s the place to take pleasure in a tea and scone on the metropolis’s most indulgent afternoon teas.

Sultan’s Lounge

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This ottoman-inspired lounge in Jumeriah Zabeel Saray gives a decadent afternoon tea with sandwiches, desserts, scones and two sizzling drinks for Dhs220. The flowery sandwiches embrace poached lobster & shrimp, honey roasted turkey, saffron poached pears & blue cheese and beetroot smoked salmon.

Sultan’s Lounge, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeriah, day by day 2.30pm to six.30pm, Dhs220. Tel: (04) 453 0444. jumeriah.com

The Piazza

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In true Dubai type, Caesars Resort gives all kinds of tea blends together with a 23 carat gold leaf tea. Additionally included is sandwiches akin to coronation rooster, Scottish smoked salmon and tuna, in addition to scones and home made pastries.

The Piazza, Caesars Resort, Bluewaters, day by day, 2pm to 6pm, Dhs185 or Dhs295 with a glass of champagne. Tel: (04) 556 6666. caesars.com


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Certain, the Burj Khalifa could be a sizzling spot for vacationers. However don’t allow them to nab all of the tables, as this might be top-of-the-line afternoon tea spots within the metropolis. Right here, guests can take their choose from mini-sandwiches, patisseries and a 20-strong tea choice, all while listening to a stay violinist. Fancy a extra upmarket expertise? The Luxurious Menu – sure, actually – consists of champagne and a major course akin to roast rooster with seasonal veggies.

Environment, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, day by day, midday to 4.30pm, Dhs327 to Dhs515. Tel: (04) 888 3828. atmosphereburjkhalifa.com

Raffles Salon

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We’re huge followers of the glam Floral Afternoon Tea at Raffles Dubai which – you’ve guessed it – is impressed by flowers. Served on floral bronze stands, the flower-shaped candy and savoury treats embrace rose-shaped jasmine flavoured chocolate ganache and honey sablé, and rose formed brie mousse and hibiscus cured salmon. Tea lovers can even rejoice, because the intensive tea choice consists of darjeeling, jasmine blossom and inexperienced lemon.

Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Street, Wafi, Dubai, day by day, 2pm to 7pm, Dhs160 or Dhs225 with a glass of champagne. Tel: (04) 324 8888. raffles.com/dubai

Queen Elizabeth 2

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What higher technique to expertise a completely British pastime than on board a legendary luxurious liner? Served within the yacht membership, there are two packages obtainable. The Cunard is Dhs195 and comes with finger sandwiches, an assortment of desserts, pastries & scones and two pots of tea. The Britannia consists of the identical plus a choice of sizzling pastries and the choice so as to add on a glass of glowing wine.

The Yacht Membership, The QE2 Dubai, Port Rashid, Thur to Sat 3pm to 5pm, from Dhs195. Tel: (04) 526 8888. qe2.com

Choix Patisserie and Restaurant

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When you’re in search of a worth choice, head to Choix Patisserie and Restaurant, by Michelinstarred chef Pierre Gagnaire, which gives views of Dubai Creek. On the menu, work your method by means of sandwiches akin to a traditional croque monsieur or  Philadelphia cheese and beetroot. You’ll additionally get a sequence of pastries, desserts and scones.

Intercontinental Pageant Metropolis, Pageant Metropolis, Dubai, day by day 2.30pm to 6pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 701 1136. intercontinental.com


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It’s an unashamedly decadent affair at luxurious resort Palazzo Versace. Pattern finger sandwiches and salads whereas these with a candy tooth can select from a choice of desserts together with blanched hazelnut & milk chocolate panacotta and choux raspberry & velvet. You’ll get to unwind to the sounds of a vocalist and pianist whose genres embrace soul, blues and rocks.

Palazzo Versace, Tradition Village, Al Jadaf, Dubai, day by day, 7.30am to 10pm, Dhs300 or Dhs400 with 2 glasses of prosecco. Tel: (04) 556 8888. palazzoversace.ae

Ritz-Carlton Foyer Lounge

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The Ritz-Carlton has two choices for afternoon tea, conventional and royal. The Conventional Deal with comes with a choice of savouries and pastries, two freshly baked scones, served with home made preserves and Devonshire clotted cream and naturally, tea. The Royal Deal with will get you all the identical however an added glass of champagne.

The Ritz-Carlton, The Stroll, JBR, Dubai, day by day 2pm to 6pm. Tel: (04) 318 6150. ritzcarlton.com

Samovar Lounge

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For a day tea with a distinctly Center Japanese twist, we advocate making an attempt the Arabic Impressed choice within the opulent environment of the One&Solely Royal Mirage’s Arabian Courtroom. This consists of finger sandwiches, chilly mezzeh and Arabic bread, crepes and sweets.

One&Solely Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, Dubai, day by day 3pm to 6pm, Dhs165. Tel: (04) 399 9999. oneandonlyresorts.com

Mashrabiya Lounge

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Mashrabiya Lounge gives a variety of afternoon teas, from the usual to the celebratory. When you’d like the fundamental package deal it’s Dhs155 per particular person with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and choice of delectable desserts. When you’re having a child or bridal bathe with greater than eight folks, for Dhs165 every you’ll obtain a complimentary cake, welcome drink, and 50 per cent spa voucher on high of your excessive tea. You may also go for a bubbly package deal for Dhs295 every.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, day by day, midday to 6pm, from Dhs155. Tel: (04) 457 3457. palmdining.com

Skyview Bar

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Head to the highest ground of Burj Al Arab for its breath-taking views of each the Palm Jumeirah and The World islands. Count on conventional fare right here – sandwiches, contemporary pastries and desserts served with home made jam and Devonshire clotted cream. Window seating is an extra Dhs100.

Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Seaside Street, Dubai, Sat to Thur, 3pm for window seats and three.15 for non-window, Dhs635. Tel: (04) 301 7600. jumeirah.com

Tania’s Teahouse

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Housed in a two-storey villa on Jumeirah Seaside Street, Tania’s Teahouse is a foliage-filled pink haven. When you’re simply in search of one thing to sip, there are 25 completely different flavours of tea that may be ready iced, common or right into a latte. When you’re in search of meals, attempt the Jumeirah Jane/James tea platter with bite-sized sandwiches and a wide range of pastries and desserts.

Villa 779A, Jumeirah Seaside Street, Solar to Wed 8am to 10pm, Thur 8am to midnight and Fri 9am to midnight, Dhs200 for 2. Tel: (04) 324 0021. taniasteahouse.com 

Tackle Boulevard

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Meals served in a chest of drawers? It’s at Tackle Boulevard’s Chocolate Afternoon Tea. Breaking away from the standard providing, the chest serves up trays of chocolate together with smoked chocolate cream and citrus mousse or chocolate with pistachio and cardamom choux.

The Lounge, Tackle Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, day by day 2.30pm and 6pm, Dhs189 for 2. Tel: (04) 888 3444. addresshotels.com

Al Bayt

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When you’re in search of a extra instructional culinary expertise, the tea specialists at this Arabian Afternoon Tea guarantees to take friends on a ‘distinctive journey by means of Arabian tradition’. In addition to 25 styles of tea, there will probably be rooster shawarma, camel milk pistachio crème Brule and ataif velvet pancakes. When you’re in search of a extra conventional expertise, they cater to that too.

Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Solar to Tue and Thur 2pm to 6pm Dhs170. Tel: (04) 888 3444. addresshotels.com

Aspen Cafe

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If you have to refuel after a Mall Of The Emirates purchasing journey, head to Aspen Cafe. This ‘His & Hers’ afternoon tea runs day by day from 3pm to 6pm and comes with candy treats akin to comfortable tramezzini, chocolate wrapped cheesecake, Valrhona chocolate truffles, contemporary berry tarts and caramelised tarte tatin.

Kempinski Lodge, Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, day by day 3pm to 6pm, Dhs160 per particular person or Dhs290 per couple. Tel: (04) 409 5888. kempinski.com

Sidra Foyer Lounge

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Pattern a five-course menu at this upscale resort whereas listening to a pianist, cellist and violinist. In addition to a devoted salmon station, choose from a big choice of sandwiches, pastries and tea desserts, scones with clotted cream and 18 sorts of teas.

Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor Metropolis, Dubai, Saturdays, 2pm to 5pm, Dhs225. Tel: (04) 435 5577. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com


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Atlantis’ day by day afternoon tea, not solely serves an assortment of home made miniature desserts, desserts and conventional English sandwiches but additionally comes with some nice packages. For Dhs150, you possibly can benefit from the limitless tea and low choice for an hour and a half. For Dhs299, friends have entry to 2 hours of bottomless prosecco or a pair can share a bottle for champagne for Dhs940.

Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, day by day 2pm to five.30pm, from Dhs150. Tel: (04) 426 2000 atlantisthepalm.com


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