Relax in the luxurious surroundings while enjoying a traditional afternoon tea. Dine in grandeur indoors under the sparkling chandeliers for a classic ambiance, or spend Christmas on the terrace overlooking the lush resort gardens and the Palm Jumeirah. Treat yourself to an elegant afternoon tea with traditional scones and accompaniments, a selection of elegant sandwiches, and a sweet assortment of truffles, macaroons, and cakes to cap off a refined affair.
The best festive afternoon teas to have in Dubai this Christmas
1) Address of Dubai Marina
In the comfort of a themed winter wonderland at Dubai Address Marina, indulge in traditional sweet and savoury favourites with unlimited tea or coffee. It will cost Dhs175 per person, with an additional Dhs110 for sparkling wine. From December 6 to 30, the afternoon tea is served daily from 3 to 6 p.m.
2) The Aspen Cafe
The festive afternoon tea menu at Aspen Cafe includes a variety of seasonal treats such as freshly baked gingerbread, spiced cookies, and delectable Christmas beverages. There’s also a chance to meet Santa. It costs Dhs 295 per person.
3) Al Shams Bab
Enjoy a delightful festive-inspired afternoon tea at Ya Hala from December 20 to 30, featuring a fine selection of savoury bites and sumptuous treats accompanied by festive beverages. It will cost Dhs145 per person, or Dhs175 if you want it with festive house drinks.
4) The Palm Fairmont
From December 1 to January 8, Mashrabiya Lounge will serve a festive-themed afternoon tea with traditional log cakes, sweet treats, and a delectable menu of hot chocolate drinks. It is priced at Dhs 155 per person and available daily from 12 p.m. to 5pm. Hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar costs Dhs45 per person and comes with a variety of “pick ‘n’ mix” style toppings to choose from.
5) Dubai Festival City InterContinental Hotel
Choix par Pierre Gagnaire is hosting an afternoon tea with a festive twist from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of December. The cheerful and price. Festive experience includes a selection of finger sandwiches, delectable pastries, and delectable cakes, as well as premium teas.
6) Oriental Mandarin
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Noor Lounge serves a festive afternoon tea. A delectable selection of scones, finger sandwiches, cakes, Christmas crackers, and teas will set you back Dhs320 for two. Not only is it delicious, but the pretty selection will look great on Instagram. The light-filled lobby of Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, with its canopy of gilded trees and floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic views of the sea, will be your setting.
7) Dubai Raffles
The stunning Raffles Salon is offering afternoon tea with a delectable selection of sweet and savoury treats. The afternoon tea will be available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. from December 1 to January 7 and will cost Dhs180 per person, including a glass of mulled wine. If you have small children, bring them down from December 13 to 19, when they can participate in a gingerbread workshop led by pastry chefs. They will even have the opportunity to meet Santa. The workshop is free for one child per adult, with an additional child costing Dhs75.
8) The Sultan Lounge
For Dhs220, this Ottoman-inspired lounge in Jumeriah Zabeel Saray offers an indulgent festive afternoon tea with sweet delicacies and signature teas. A glass of sparkling wine costs Dh250. A single table can be shared by two guests. From December 8 to 30, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
9) Swissotel Al Ghurair
The festive high tea here will transport you from east to west with traditional Christmas favourites, flavorful teas, and the hotel’s signature karakccino .It will be available for consumption on December 4, 16, and 23. Bring your children because they can participate in a gingerbread house decorating workshop. Only Dh150 is required for two adults and two children.
10) The Hotel Meydan
From December 10 to 31 (excluding Tuesdays), this five-star hotel will serve a festive take on afternoon tea, complete with delicate finger sandwiches, delectable pastries, cakes, and freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserves. Do you want unlimited alcoholic beverages? It will cost Dhs189. Other places sell soft drinks for Dh129.
With opulent tiered towers, Arabian influences, and breathtaking cityscapes, Dubai gives the stereotypically British tradition a makeover. This Christmas Day, you and your family can take a tour of Dubai and partake in the best holiday afternoon tea.