Jumeirah has put an Arabian spin on a British tradition, and it's truly tea-riffic

Whether you're looking for a relaxed catch up with your BFFs or showing your visitors how we do things in Dubai, Jumeirah has your afternoon tea plans sorted
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Jumeirah has put an Arabian spin on a British tradition, and it's truly tea-riffic

With this many options, we just might have to try them all. What a shame.

Skyview Bar, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Take your love of afternoon tea to new heights at Burj Al Arab’s Skyview Bar, which sits on the world-famous hotel’s top floor – 200 metres up, to be exact. From caviar to finger sandwiches and homemade jam (served alongside a glass of bubbles, obvs), this afternoon tea is one of the most luxurious in the city.

Saturday to Thursday, first seating 1pm; second seating 4pm. Dhs635 or Dhs735 for window seating. 21 and above only.

Al Fayrooz Lounge, Jumeirah Al Qasr

Enjoy your treats, both savoury and sweet, while overlooking the winding waterways from Al Fayrooz Lounge – the restaurant is named after a semi-precious stone, just in case you were wondering how luxurious it is. Al Fayrooz Lounge offers three delicious packages – the Arabesque Afternoon Tea (Dhs233), the Royal Afternoon Tea, (Dhs334 inclusive of a glass of bubbles), and the Hendricks Afternoon Tea (Dhs334 with one cocktail).

Abra Afternoon Tea, Jumeirah Al Qasr

Cruise through the winding canals of Madinat Jumeirah while you enjoy an Arabian-inspired Abra Afternoon Tea. Enjoy the best of Arabic and Mediterranean delicacies, and classic desserts with an Arabian twist – rose saffron macarons, anyone? Whether it’s a special occasion or a Tuesday, treat yourself to a uniquely Jumeirah experience. After all, there’s no better place to get that golden hour ‘gram.

Rides available from 4-6pm, departing  from a designated Abra station. Dhs766 per couple, inclusive of food and a glass of bubbles.

Vegan Afternoon Tea, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Jumeirah aren’t leaving anyone out – Al Samar Lounge at Mina A’Salam has reinvented the traditional pastime and created a Vegan Afternoon Tea. You no longer have to fear hidden ingredients or dread having to ask for a special request – finally! Start off with savoury choices like chia bread bruschetta and summer rolls, before indulging in scones, blueberry cheesecake and other vegan sweet treats.

Every day from 2.30 to 6pm. Dhs189 or Dhs291 with a glass of bubbles.

Al Mandhar Lounge, Jumeirah Al Naseem

With a name that translates to ‘amazing views’, you can be sure that Al Mandhar lounge has the best views of the Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf that you can find. Sample delicious food from around the world, while sipping on regional favourites like Chai and Karak.

Daily, 2pm to 6pm. Dhs225.

Pearl Lounge, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Looking for something a little more traditional? The relaxed atmosphere at the Pearl Lounge makes it the perfect place for a casual afternoon catch up with your BFF’s or a family outing – indulge in the best of British with their traditional finger sandwiches, scones and desserts.

Daily, 1pm to 7pm. Dhs190.

  • Prices are per person, with the exception of the Abra Afternoon Tea. For more information visit www.jumeirah.com

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