Top 5 Afternoon Tea Spots In Abu Dhabi

‘There are few hours in life more agreeable, than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea’. Wise words indeed from the great novelist Henry James and who are we to argue with him!

So, forget the bikini diet, grab your favourite people and put the world to rights over a delicious afternoon tea.


Location: Rosewood Abu Dhabi

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.

Lounge at Hyatt Capital Gate

Location: Hyatt capital Gate

There’s a wonderful sense of ceremony as soon as you step through the doors of the Lounge at Hyatt Capital Gate. Situated on the 18th floor overlooking the spectacular Abu Dhabi skyline it’s hard not to trip over neighbouring diners as you catch a glimpse of the Arabian gulf and skyscrapers around you. The only thing that could possibly lure you away from the view? The afternoon tea, of course, which is every bit as refined and relaxed as you’d expect.

The Library

Location: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

As soon as you discover The Library nestled within the stunning Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel you know you’re in for a treat. With bookcases full of classic reads, soft jazz playing in the background, and a sumptuous afternoon tea filled with an assortment of finger sandwiches, freshly baked buttermilk scones, and all different kinds of delicious cakes this is simply heaven. For the calorie conscious please don’t worry. Calories don’t count when everything is cut up into bite sized pieces.

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.

Cafe Columbia

Location: Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Situated next to the huge atrium of the Beach Rotana, Cafe Columbia is a light, bright and airy restaurant providing the perfect sense of calm and relaxation for a chilled out afternoon tea. Expect all of the usual traditional offerings such as sandwiches, scones with lashings of cream and sweet jam, and a good selection of flaky pastries.

Go on, treat yourself and a loved one to an afternoon tea. There really is no excuse when all of these options are available in your ENTERTAINER. Just one bit of advice… No arguing about whether the jam or cream goes on the scone first!