Afternoon Tea: the Best Places in Dubai

8:35 pm  |  06.06.2021
Afternoon Tea: the Best Places in Dubai

Afternoon Tea is a popular and well-known tragedy. It is known not only in England but also worldwide. This tradition fully reflects England’s tea tradition with its porcelain sets, fragrant tea, tasty snacks, and delicious desserts.

A Bit of History

According to legend, the tradition of afternoon tea was introduced by the Duchess of Bedford in the mid-19th century. The thing is, in England, lunch wasn’t until 8:00 or 9:00 in the evening. So, to alleviate her hunger after breakfast, the Duchess asked the servants around 4:00 p.m., to bring her some tea. And then there were snacks – sandwiches and sweets. 

Over time, she started inviting guests to join the tea ceremony. And that tradition came to her liking. The original Afternoon Tea menu included butter sandwiches, cupcakes, sweets, tea with milk, and champagne. Quite quickly, the tradition of afternoon tea became popular and popular throughout England. Afternoon tea was served in famous hotels. And the tradition itself has spread far beyond the realm.

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In the Emirates

Today in the UAE, the Afternoon Tea tradition is unusually popular, mostly among locals. It’s a great opportunity to take your mind off things and the city fuss, relax for a cup of tea. Also to taste delicious desserts and to fully enjoy the afternoon holidays in the chic interiors of modern hotels. Many hotels in Dubai offer Afternoon Tea for visitors at very democratic (by Emirati standards) prices. We highly recommend this ceremony not only to residents but also to tourists on holiday.

As it turns out, there are plenty of restaurants in the Emirates where you can do that. Prices for this ceremony vary from place to place but are generally low by Dubai standards. Also on Afternoon Tea often operate coupons Entertainer, then it is also purchased on the principle of «2 persons for 1 price».

Reasons to Visit

  • It’s a great way to touch aristocratic traditions.
  • You are in the best restaurants and hotels in the emirate.
  • Prices are really low by Emirati standards, especially when discounts are used.
  • You don’t eat too much, especially compared to the alternatives – the buffet tables.
  • The quality of snacks, sweets, and beverages is really high.

Lotus Lounge

Continue our tour in the best places for Afternoon Tea in Dubai. Today we go to the last branch of Palma Jumeira – the complex of the five-star Hotel Anantara.

You can book afternoon tea for 4 people by phone on Friday the next day. Everything happens very simply and conveniently. You can come to the hotel by car. The hotel has excellent parking spaces.

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Visitors can choose from a variety of tea, coffee, and carbonated beverages. The sweet set and mini-snacks are truly impressive.

Mashrabiya Lounge

We’re going to share another great option. Here are some nice surprises for you.

Mashrabiya Lounge is located in the five-star Fairmont The Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeira. The hotel has been accommodating guests since 2012. The hotel has access to a private beach. There are also 4 swimming pools, 11 restaurants, and bars. The Dubai Marina area is 8 km away and the newly discovered Nahil Mol is within walking distance.

The Lounge itself is located on the floor next to the lobby. There is also access to the terrace, which offers a stunning view of Bluewaters, a newfangled district in Dubai.

Mashrabiya Lounge has excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and Google, which is why we chose it. The guests celebrate the excellent service, the readiness of the staff to help with the selection and recommendations. Moreover, the reviews mention Afternoon Tea, which is also considered very good.

You can go with your friends, there were only four of us. You can book a table beforehand by phone. Guests can also enjoy unlimited tea and coffee, as well as a set of sandwiches, sweets, and scots.

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Of course, the summer menu differs from the regular one, e.g. on the part of the desserts, which were less flavorful but no less tasty. And if you’re going to a place in the fall-spring – sit on the street, there’s a great atmosphere.


French refinement and high-quality service are successfully intertwined in the walls of the restaurant At. Mosphere. The building is located on the 122nd floor of the tallest skyscraper in Burj Khalifa at an altitude of 442 meters. The service, of course, is high, this is a pun. The building has a unique view of Dubai.

For refined persons in the lounge area, is there an afternoon tea ceremony? Tea is served from 12:00 to 16:00. Guests can enjoy sandwiches, sweet desserts, and fragrant hot tea or coffee. The cost of a traditional English ceremony is 328 dirhams ($89) per person.

At. Mosphere is an establishment that will meet the tastes of the lovers of elegant interiors and refined cuisine. This is a good alternative to tourist viewing grounds – instead of crowds around you, you can enjoy the tranquility and pleasant surroundings by tasting delicious dishes from world-renowned brand chefs.

The Afternoon Tea menu features a refined tea card: white, black, green, and fruit tea for every taste and mood. More expensive packages also include some dishes and alcoholic beverages. The ceremony will be suitable for anyone who wants to have an easy meal while enjoying the magnificent view of Dubai.

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