For world-class luxury, few places compare to the Burj Al Arab, Dubai's only seven-star hotel. The afternoon tea at Sahn Eddar restaurant is an exercise in elegance and indulgence. Split into three serving times per day (1pm, 3pm and 5pm), the service during afternoon tea is always impeccable, as is the selection of dainty sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
First floor, Burj Al Arab
+971 4 301 7600
At At.mosphere you’ll take ‘high tea’ literally from the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa. In a stylish setting with an incredible view to match, diners can feast on a gourmet menu accompanied by an extensive selection of teas from all corners of the globe. It’s worth paying a little extra for a table overlooking the second-to-none city panoramas.
122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 888 3828
Located in the stunning Palace Downtown, stepping into Al Bayt is like walking into an Arabian palace. While a classic British afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam is available, we suggest the Arabian Afternoon Tea Experience featuring decadent plates like camel milk pistachio crème brûlée.
Lobby Level, The Palace Downtown Dubai
+971 4 888 3444
Al Fayrooz Lounge
Located within the expansive Al Qasr resort in the sprawling beachside Madinat Jumeirah complex, Al Fayrooz Lounge treats the traditional English afternoon tea as an art form. Savour snacks like sandwiches, scones and English fruit cake with the spectacular backdrop of the iconic Burj Al Arab.
Lobby Lounge, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
+971 4 366 6730
With light, airy interiors, gleaming marble floors and modern furniture, Kambaa is the go-to venue for a spot of tea and people watching along the Dubai Marina. Live piano entertainment, savoury snacks, sweet treats and a vast tea selection ensure that there's something for everyone.
Lobby Level, The Address Dubai Marina
+971 4 436 7777
‘Peacock Alley’ was originally coined to describe the colonnade connecting The Waldorf and The Astoria hotels in New York, which was frequented by a daily promenade of high-society figures. The Palm Jumeirah branch serves a classy afternoon tea that more than lives up to its rich heritage while overlooking the hotel's beautiful central gardens. You can sample the property’s signature tea blend or even create your own.
Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road
+971 4 818 2222
Arguably the most fashionable afternoon tea in the emirate, Raffles Salon’s Fashion Afternoon Tea offers cute culinary creations with the latest trends in mind. Don your best while nibbling on sartorially-inspired dishes like a handbag made of chocolate or white chocolate ganache stilettos.
+971 4 324 8888