Afternoon tea spots in Abu Dhabi

Whatever type of afternoon tea you’re after, the UAE is truly blessed with a whole host of different options. Whether it be mini cucumber sandwiches that tickle your fancy or freshly baked scones, our beloved city is brimming with fancy places offering this age-old tradition.

Worried about the calories? Please don’t. Calories don’t count when everything is cut up into bite-sized pieces.


Location: Rosewood Hotel

Wow, we are in love with this place. Majlis in the Rosewood Abu Dhabi is every bit as impressive as you’d imagine. With an airy lounge featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Abu Dhabi and a delicious afternoon tea full of roast beef sandwiches, macaroons, and profiteroles this is one of the finest ways to spend a couple of hours. But don’t take our word for it. Our video will show you everything you need to know.

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Lobby Lounge

Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

The Lobby Lounge, situated in the stunning Fairmont Bab Al Bahr comes into its own at high tea time when the heavenliest sandwiches are precursors to some of Dubai’s best scones and pastries. As beautiful to look at as everything is to eat this afternoon tea is really quite something. And that’s not even mentioning the unparalleled selection of teas from all around the world (under the expert guidance of a tea sommelier no less!). Afternoon tea at The Lobby Lounge feels like a real treat.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Location: Podium Level 3

Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, light refreshments, drinks or range of cakes from the counter. With its high ceiling, dramatic sculptural forms and spectacular chandeliers, this lounge offers a stunning ambience.

Lobby Lounge

Location: Marriott Al Forsan

Located in the heart of the hotel, overlooking the terrace water feature and the landscaped gardens, Lobby Lounge combines modern and elegant design features, creating a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy light bites, coffee or afternoon tea. With a large indoor and outdoor sitting area, Lobby Lounge is a perfect location.

Are you still working from home? Do you need some more inspiration for places to go and get you out of the house? Check out our mini daycations for working remotely here…


Charlotte Bright