10 Best Karak Places In Dubai For The Perfect Cup Of Tea

Indulge in Karak Chai, from a humble cup at AED1 to an extravagant treat with 24-karat gold tea.

by Priyanka Fernandes
10 Best Karak Places In Dubai For The Perfect Cup Of Tea

Karak chai, a boldly brewed tea with intense flavour, is a simple pleasure that wakes you up. Whether in a paper cup or adorned with real gold, Karak is more than just tea; it’s an emotion and a cup ideal for any weather. Dubai has several places where you can enjoy this comforting drink. Here are a few of them.

1. Karak House


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Karak House, nestled between the Manzil and Vida hotels in Downtown Dubai, offers authentic Emirati-owned charm. It’s perfect year-round, with outdoor seating boasting Burj Khalifa views and cosy indoor space. Known for its traditional Karak chai served with Glucose biscuits for AED13, it also offers a delightful dining menu.

When: Sun to Sat from 8:00 am to 12:00 am
Where: Downtown Dubai
Cost: AED13

2. Raju Omlete


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Raju Omlet is famous for its signature egg dishes and excellent karak chai. Don’t miss their speciality chai options, such as Lemon chai, cardamom special, saffron masala, or karak masala, priced between AED4.25 and AED6.50. Raju Omlete has multiple locations in Dubai.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: AED13

3. Filli Cafe


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Head to any Filli location in the city for their signature Zafran Tea and top-notch Karak. Priced at AED6.5, it’s worth the wait. Don’t miss their intriguing story displayed at most outlets. Indulge in their chocolate chai and other favourites like lemon ginger tea or masala chai, priced between Dhs5-9. Filli Café has various locations across the city.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: AED6.5

4. Chai And Co

Despite its name, Chai and Co. is more than just a tea spot. Whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, don’t miss their special saffron-infused karak tea. Explore options like Chai latte, karak espresso, or special saffron karak. Indulge in their Masala karak for Dhs9. Find them at Al Warqa, Circle Mall, or JVC.
Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: AED10

5. Karak Ji


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Add “ji” to show respect to your beloved Karak, whether you choose the classic or ginger saffron. Don’t miss their specialities like Karak ginger saffron or custard Karak. Located in Jumeirah, Karak Ji offers car-side service, allowing you to enjoy your tea without leaving your vehicle. It’s the perfect spot for authentic karak tea.

When: Sun to Sat from 6:00 am to 4:00 am
Where: Jumeirah
Cost: AED5

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6. Project Chaiwala


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Project Chaiwala, a home-grown tea shop, offers nostalgic afternoon teatime vibes, live entertainment, and fantastic online products. Try their iced signature karak, karak frappe, or sulaimani chai, priced between Dhs5-7. Their special Karak, priced at 12 Dirhams, is a must-try, served with sensational aroma in a Kulkhad.

When: Sun to Sat from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse
Cost: AED12

7. Pappa Roti


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PappaRoti, with its generous servings of Karak, offers a delightful indulgence at its cosy locations across the city. Their signature buns are a must-try favourite. Don’t miss their specialities like papa affogato, caramel milkshake, mint tea, or cardamom tea, priced at Dhs18 for karak.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: AED18

8. Cha Cha Chai


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With several branches across town, Cha Cha Chai is renowned for pouring an excellent cup of chai. Explore their offerings like Double saffron, masala chai, or cha cha chai special, priced between Dhs6 and Dhs9 for karak. Cha Cha Chai can be found at various locations across Dubai, ensuring accessibility for all tea enthusiasts.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: AED6 to 9

9. Arabian Tea House


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Arabian Tea House in Bur Dubai offers an elegant setting where you can enjoy Emirati cuisine at its finest. Indulge in their classic Karak, served just right, or opt for the comforting cinnamon milk tea alongside traditional dishes. Explore their offerings like Cinnamon tea with milk, Arabian Nights tea, hibiscus tea, or zaatar tea.

When: Sun to Sat from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Where: Bur Dubai
Cost: AED30

10. Food Ka Mood


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At Food ka Mood in Al Karama, indulge in their luxurious karak garnished with real gold, perfect for your Instagram feed. Priced at Dhs51, it’s an extravagant treat worth trying. If you’re in the mood for something different, they also offer a variety of fresh juices and milkshakes.

When: Sun to Sat from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm(hours may change)
Where: Al Karama
Cost: AED51 for 24-karat gold tea

Karak is not just an ordinary tea but a beverage that warms your soul.

Cover Image Courtesy: Project Chaiwala & Chai and co/ Instagram.

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