All the top afternoon teas in the UAE

Peruse our guide to all the top afternoon teas in the UAE to indulge in during the season

Shai Salon

Embark on an enticing journey through history with Shai Salon’s HÉRITAGE Afternoon Tea, guided by the culinary expertise of Senior Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert and Chef Axel Godefroid. Beginning in Indonesia, guests savour the vibrant flavours of the Shrimp Peanut Sambal sandwich before concluding with Sumatra Gayo coffee and Mangosteen. The exploration of India’s tea culture introduces the tantalizing Chicken Tikka golgappa followed by Karak tea and Nagpur orange. France brings forth the Egg and Bacon Éclair and French Lavender tea with Figue de Solliès, while Italy offers Stracciatella with tomato consommé and Italian coffee and Vanilla Affogato. Additional delicacies such as Caramel and Sea Salt brioche feuilletée, Pistachio and orange blossom financier, 66% Chocolate and hazelnut cookies, and Freshly baked plain scones paired with homemade jams enrich the culinary journey with diverse favourites.

Daily, from 3-7pm. AED240 per person. 

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Embark on a unique culinary journey at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, where the elegance of luxury meets the enchanting world of turtles. Beyond offering a memorable dining experience, the resort is committed to turtle conservation initiatives along Abu Dhabi’s pristine coastline. Through dedicated efforts such as nurturing nesting grounds and supporting hatchling releases, the resort aligns with a noble cause, inviting guests to indulge in the Turtle Afternoon Tea. Indulge in a lavish array of delights inspired by the treasures of the sea as you sip on exquisite teas, all within the refined ambience of the Majlis.

Daily, from 2-6pm. Call +9712 811 4342. Visit website.

Planet Terra

Guests can savour a delightful vegan Afternoon Tea experience at Planet Terra, featuring an array of vegan finger sandwiches, desserts, scones with homemade butter, berry jam, and vanilla cream, accompanied by organic coffee and tea with plant-based milk options like almond, soy, oat, and coconut.

3-6pm. AED125 per person. Call +97154 306 6000.

Lotus Lounge

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, in collaboration with Dilmah, is hosting a delectable pastry pop-up featuring world-renowned Chef Antonio Bachour. This culinary experience, complemented by Dilmah’s finest teas and infused concoctions, offers an immersive Afternoon Tea at the Lotus Lounge, where guests can savour Chef Bachour’s exquisite handcrafted desserts, including a 100% chocolate cake, airy shortcakes, Black Forest cakes, Mont Blanc tart, and more.

November 10-12, from 2-5pm. AED225 per person. Visit website.


At.mosphere, situated on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, offers an exquisite afternoon tea experience with stunning views of Dubai. The experience starts with traditional sandwiches such as Blue Fin Tartare, Rainbow Trout, and Cucumber and Labneh. The main course offers Oyster Blade Wagyu and St. Pierre, Gnocchi with green peas, and pickled fennel, followed by a variety of delightful pastries including Black Forest, Mille-Feuille, and Cinnamon Cake, along with Scones and Petit Fours. You can elevate this lavish high tea with sparkling bubbly alongside its curated selection of teas and coffee.

Daily, from 12-4.30pm. From AED399 per person. Visit Instagram.

Address Downtown

Indulge in the finest tea selections, irresistible delicacies, and a laid-back atmosphere that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of summer. From the delectable Smoked salmon tartine to the enticing Zucchini and cream cheese rolls lobster tartine, and Pecan tart and hazelnut cake, the Summer Afternoon Tea promises a delightful and elegant indulgence.

Lobby Lounge. Until August 31. Daily, from 3pm- 7pm. AED195 per person. Contact +9714 436 8888.

Farzi Dubai

Embark on a refreshing Indian high-tea experience with Farzi’s special menu at Mall of the Emirates. The curated menu features a flavoursome array of sweet and savoury treats such as Dahl sev purl, Bombay bhel, traditional Tea cake, and the signature Karak chai. End on a sweet note with the warm Carrot and walnut tea cake topped with caramel sauce, the traditional Kaju katli, Rasmalai, and Gulab jamun rabri.

Daily from 4-7pm. AED149 for two. Contact +97152 689 2012.

Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm has joined forces with Dubai-based floral company Bella Fleur to present a special Afternoon tea experience, Bubbles & Blooms. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian sea, guests can savour a delightful array of treats including maple-flavoured Smoked briskets, Honey-glazed fresh salmon, an assortment of cakes, and delectable desserts.

Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm. AED275 including afternoon tea, coffee, one glass of bubbly, and flower arrangement to take home. AED349 including full bubbly afternoon tea package. Contact +9714 457 3457.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Drawing inspiration from the renowned Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the Towers afternoon tea experience takes guests on a captivating culinary journey with freshly baked scones accompanied by Devonshire clotted cream, Organic strawberry jam, and Apricot whipped butter. Guests can further indulge in a carefully curated selection of five sandwiches and canapés featuring Oakwood-smoked Scottish salmon, Alaskan king crab, Beef cecina, Organic chicken, and plenty more. Conclude the experience on a sweet note with Passion fruit white chocolate, Petite amuse bouche, Red velvet truffle, and Salted cannels de bordeaux, with a choice of artisan teas, premium coffees, or refreshing fresh juices.

Daefi Lobby Lounge. Daily from 2:30pm to 6pm. AED199 per person including tea, coffee, and fresh juices. AED320 for two guests including tea, coffee, and fresh juices. AED350 for takeaway. Call +9714 330 0000.

Godiva Café

afternoon teas in the UAE

Visit the gorgeous café and sample the renowned masterpieces of Godiva chocolate accompanied by signature teas, coffees, and an array of mini-bites, each crafted to perfection. With a generous three-hour sitting, this is an ideal way to spend a delightful afternoon in a unique, laid-back setting.

3pm-6pm. AED179 per person. AED269 for two persons. Call +9714 520 0000.

Tandoor Tina

The alcohol-free sparkling wine brand, Wild Idol, has partnered with Tandoor Tina to offer a special non-alcoholic afternoon tea experience at 25hours Hotel One Central. Infused with invigorating lemon and floral rose notes, the Wild Idol Rosé Hugo perfectly complements the sweet and savoury culinary creations crafted by the Chef. Inspired by Northern India, the menu features Coronation chicken tart, Mint chutney avocado with sundried tomato sandwich, Confit garlic duck mini croissant, Date and fennel scones layered with strawberry-basil jam and clotted cream, Tandoori egg tart, Banoffee, Chocolate mango bite, and Rose-raspberry choux.

Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm. AED150 per person. Call +9714 210 2500.