10 Best Places to Enjoy an Afternoon Tea in Dubai
On the search for the best afternoon tea in Dubai? Try these lovely spots in the emirate for a leisurely treat.
28 May 2022
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Who doesn't love an afternoon tea?
From scones and cups of tea to delicate desserts and sandwiches, UAE residents and visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to afternoon tea spots in Dubai.
Whether you're after a fancy day out with your best girls, a quirky afternoon tea, or a casual affair, there's an afternoon tea here for everyone in the emirate.
Here is our rundown of the best afternoon teas to indulge in Dubai that are loved and frequented by many expats and locals.
1. Holiday Inn Al Maktoum
Starting from just AED 79 for two people, your afternoon tea at Holiday Inn Al Maktoum will include a selection of elegant sandwiches, sweet canapes, traditional flavoured scones, and your pick of tea and coffee.
2. Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai
For a classic and elegant afternoon tea in Dubai, head over to the Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai.
You can have your afternoon tea served inside their ornate indoor lounge or on the outdoor terrace with lovely garden views, while you nibble on an assortment of desserts and savoury sandwiches. The weekends see a live pianist, which adds to the overall atmosphere.
And speaking of atmosphere...
Take your afternoon tea to new heights with Atmosphere, the world's tallest restaurant located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa tower. Elegant and extravagant with gorgeous views, we recommend dressing up for the occasion as well.
Don't be surprised if you spot a couple proposing as it's a popular romantic spot for popping the big question.
4. Address Beach Resort
You can order an afternoon tea takeaway so you can enjoy the best that the Address Beach Resort has to offer at your own pace, or as a gift for a special person.
Image: Address Beach Resort
Treat yourself to a 'His & Hers' afternoon tea at Aspen, Mall of the Emirates, offered daily from 3pm to 6pm. Their tiers come with sweet desserts such as fresh berry tarts, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate truffles, and more.
There is something deliciously opulent about going to Atlantis The Palm for a day out. On Plato's afternoon tea menu, you'll find classic finger sandwiches, sweet treats such as miniature cakes and other desserts, and other delicious inclusions.
Happening daily from 2pm to 5:30pm.
Image: Plato's, Atlantis The Palm
7. Raffles Salon
Raffles Salon makes for a gorgeous and glam affair with their floral-inspired afternoon tea, featuring an exquisite selection of teas, desserts, and savouries set on Victorian-esque displays.
Be sure to take your time, you and your company would want to make the most of their lovely setup.
Image: Raffles Salon
9. Palazzo Versace Dubai
For those looking to splurge, one of the most ravishing high teas can be found at the Palazzo Versace Dubai. Taking place from 10:30am to 6:30pm, visitors can tuck into an extensive selection of sweet confections, delectable savoury bites, and fine teas.
Image: Palazzo Versace Dubai
10. Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah
Located in Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai branch of Peacock Alley has been serving a taste of the New York original afternoon tea. Everyday from 2pm to 6pm, you can indulge in a fine selection of tea blends and nibbles.
Image: Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah