Afternoon tea spots in Dubai

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.

Raffles Tea Lounge 

Location: Raffles Hotel

Raffles is the perfect retreat to meet with friends post-shopping or entertain a visitor. For a few hours of blissful respite, surrender yourself in the elegant yet cosy setting of the lounge and nibble on light bites, deliciously home-made pastries and cakes prepared by our talented chefs.


Location: Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah

Plato is a dynamic tea lounge by the day and sophisticated bar lounge by night. Found in the iconic Atlantis Hotel at the tip of Palm Jumeirah, it is the perfect place to celebrate something special and indulge for an afternoon.

The Lotus Lounge

Location: Anantara, Palm Jumeirah

Mingle at The Lotus Lounge, a lively day and night time spot with marvellous views and a charming ambience. During the day, the resident barista conjures up amazing brews to sip on whilst sampling a mouth-watering array of cakes and pastries. If you stay long enough the setting sun sees this Thai inspired venue as the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet sundowner.

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Mashrabiya Lounge & Terrace

Location: Fairmont, Palm Jumeirah

Set against the backdrop of a contemporary Arabesque design and overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Mashrabiya Lounge & Terrace features a full range of delectable offerings. Delight in pastries and savoury treats from the British Isles, accompanied by a fabulous selection of teas recommended by the expert tea sommelier.

Mosaico Lounge

Location: Palazzo Versace Hotel

Mosaico offers panoramic views of the Dubai Creek and the main pool with high floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant interiors. The impressive all-day afternoon tea menu offers all your traditional favourites to fill you up after a round of golf or a morning sunning yourself by the pool.

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Location: Kempinski, Al Barsha

Aspen by Kempinski is a popular spot for afternoon tea and now offers a brand new afternoon tea service inspired by the European heritage that Kempinski holds so high. Savour three levels of fresh scones, cakes and sandwiches before wandering into the mall to enjoy Ski Dubai and pretend you’re in Europe while watching the snow.

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Charlotte Bright