Sip an Afternoon Tea

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GFDL/ Nevit Dilmen

Tired of roaming under the scorching heat in the sandy dunes of Dubai? Try sipping  an afternoon tea at any of the cafes on the streets of the city. The tea, that sounds like a basic drink comes  with a lot of delicacies that actually make your mouth water after doing some shopping inside the air conditioned malls or the sunlit streets. A seven course tea includes a glass of champagne, some sandwiches, sorbets, scones and salmon-en-croute followed by some petits or chocolates and French pastries along with a plate and a knife,  but no fork!

A few cafes offering delicious afternoon tea:

Ahlan Lounge

A cozy place situated on the Al Fahidi Street inside the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa at Bur Dubai, Ahlan Lounge serves delicious tea along with some mouthwatering Starbucks, pastries, sandwiches and other snacks.

Address: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 351 9111

Al Fayrooz

Set on the Jumeirah Beach Road inside Al Qasr Hotel, Al Fayrooz hosts a lovely tea set along with some live music for  afternoon tea lovers. For  an unforgettable experience, try out the smoked salmon sandwich served here.

Address: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 366 6730

Al Murjan

A simple yet stylish tea lounge located on the Al Sufouh Road inside the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Murjan serves carefully brewed tea along with delicious sandwiches, mini fruit scones, strawberry tart, pistachio torte, glazed pear flan and American chocolate cake.

Address: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 399 5555

Dunkin Donuts

Decorated with melamine topped tables and black metal chairs placed in shiny grey tiled floors inside the cream and burgundy coloured walls hosting a shocking pink and orange logo, Dunkin Donuts is a place for all  members of the family. Serving some colourful delicacies topped with chocolate, double chocolate, apple, banana, blueberry, strawberry, lemon and coconut along with radiant yellow icing and bright orange or blazing green frosting in addition to brown smilies and stripes, the place is made to attract the kids.

Address: Karama, Trade Centre Road, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 397 9874

Lobby Lounge

With the late afternoon breeze swinging inside the cool and cozy ambience, Lobby Lounge is one of the popular places to enjoy afternoon tea with leisure.  Complete  with a beautiful view across the city, the place offers three deliciously different tea options, Arabic, traditional British and Chocolate, to choose from. Visit the place towards the end of the day to capture some stunning views of the sunset across the city.

Address: One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 399 9999


One of the most reasonably priced cafes located on the Al Doha Street inside the Dubai Mall, More is a famous venue for afternoon tea, business lunches and family get-togethers. The place also serves delicious brunch along with its hot tea and other food items on the menu.

Address: The Dubai Mall, Al Doha Street, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 339 8934

Sahn Eddar

If you  stumble across this place, you are sure to spoil yourself! Located inside the magnificent Burj on the Jumeirah Beach Road, Sahn Eddar serves luscious and scrumptious tea along with a glass of champagne accompanied with some mouth watering delicacies that make your visit  worthwhile.

Address: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 301 7600


Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 436 7777


Address: Dubai Mall, Al Doha Street, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 438 8888


Address: Grosvenor House Dubai, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 399 8888

Pearl Bar

Address: Le Méridien, Airport Road, Garhoud, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 217 0000

Raffles Salon

Address: Raffles, Sheikh Rashid Road, Oud Metha, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 314 9888

XVA Café

Address: XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Tel. No: 04 353 5383

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