What more soothing for a lazy afternoon than a get to together with friends over tea and crumpets? Dubai may not have the dreary winter weather common of cities in Europe and North America, but you can still enjoy a nice cup of tea in welcoming and luxurious atmosphere. Visit the following top five tea parlors in Dubai for your tea and crumpets.
1 Al Qasr
Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea at the opulent Al Qasr in Madinat Jumeirah. Head to the balcony of Al Fayrooz Lounge and relish in a delightful spread of choux pastries, sandwiches and other delicacies as well as wonderful array of fine teas. The venue boasts a stunning view of the nearby Burj Al Arab, where you can catch glimpses of sun bathers and seagulls flying in the distance around the stunning backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.
2 One & Only Royal Mirage
Get your afternoon tea at one of the most delightful places in Dubai: the One & Only Royal Mirage. Head to the hotel's Samovar Lounge and enjoy a selection of 16 types of tea as well as a generous offering of sandwiches, macaroons and yummy scones. Head to the balcony for lovely outdoor seating and a wonderful sea view.
3 TWG Salon and Boutique
One of the finest luxury tea brands in the world, TWG Tea has its very own tea salon in The Dubai Mall. The venue boasts a distinguished tea-infused gastronomy using the world’s greatest harvests and exclusive tea blends. Enjoy deliciously prepared gourmet sweets and delicacies that are prepared fresh on a daily basis. We love the gourmet Brunch Sets and the TWG Tea Salad with foie gras and marinated shrimp, the Wagyu Burger with 1837 Green Tea infused vinaigrette and the Chocolate Fondant with homemade Vanilla Bourbon Tea ice cream.
4 Al Bayt
Al Bayt at The Palace Hotel offers rich dining in a luxurious Arabian atmosphere. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the lake and the Dubai Fountain. Everyday from 2pm to 6pm enjoy afternoon tea with an exclusive selection of teas from Dammann which comes with traditional English scones, a selection of finger sandwiches, and pastries. Choose as well from The Victorian Afternoon Tea and the Palace High Tea.
5 Park Hyatt
Enjoy a three-layered tray of goodies, including yummy pastries, traditional scones and ream and finger sandwiches amidst the elegant and tranquil surroundings of the Park Hyatt. As for the tea, there is an impressive selection including traditional favorites such as Earl Grey and Darjeeling to Moroccan mint, yellow gold oolong and Japanese sencha.