7 Tea Spots In Dubai Where You Can Sip, Savour, And Unwind in Style

Experience a diverse tea experiences to suit every palate, from traditional Arabian tea houses to modern chic cafes.

by Priyanka Fernandes
7 Tea Spots In Dubai Where You Can Sip, Savour, And Unwind in Style

Discover the refined world of afternoon tea, a cherished tradition from 19th-century Britain. Enjoy delicate sandwiches, scones, and pastries served alongside steaming teapots in tearooms or opulent hotel lounges. Dubai offers diverse tea experiences to suit every palate, from traditional Arabian tea houses to modern chic cafes. Embark on a journey through Dubai’s enchanting tea spots, where each cup tells a story, and every sip is a symphony of flavours. These seven tea spots promise to elevate your tea-drinking experience to new heights of sophistication and style.

1. Bijou Patisserie

At Bijou, French elegance intertwines seamlessly with Dubai’s culinary delights. The renowned Le Goûter, Sofitel’s signature French afternoon tea, invites guests to unlock a vault of exquisite flavours. Bijou Patisserie’s offerings span from breakfast delights to takeaway specials, showcasing delicate pastries like éclairs, lemon tarts, and Chef Romain’s cannelés Bordelais in vanilla, pistachio, chocolate, and lemon variations.

Where: Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk WAFI – Sheikh Rashid Rd
When: From 2 pm to 6 pm throughout the week
Cost: AED 195 per person (unlimited tea, coffee and homemade lemonade) and AED 75 per child (unlimited fresh juices & hot chocolate)

2. Fouquet


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Inside the elegant red case at Fouquet’s afternoon tea, a treasure trove of French delicacies awaits. Crafted by two masterful pastry chefs deeply versed in French cuisine, each bite is a symphony of flavour and finesse. Indulge in the classic afternoon tea experience priced at Dhs390 for two, or elevate your indulgence with Le Petillant, an upgraded version with a glass of bubbly for Dhs450 for two. Whichever option you choose, prepare to embark on a culinary journey that tantalises the senses and delights the palate with every exquisite bite.

Where: Downtown Dubai – Dubai
When: From 3 pm to 6 pm throughout the week
Cost: For two people, AED390 AED (Includes mini pastries and drinks) and AED570 (Includes savoury bites, mini pastries and drinks)

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

3. Tandoor Tina


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Embark on a culinary journey aboard Tandoor Tina’s, a new afternoon tea train ride through Northern India. Presented in a charming Jaipur pink luggage box, Chef Trish Singh Henault’s creations offer a colourful array of flavours. Choose from vegetarian or non-vegetarian options featuring Coronation Chicken Tart, Pine Nut Potato Samosas, and Confit Garlic Duck Mini Croissants. Add sweet treats like Chocolate Mango Bites and Truffle Parmesan Macarons with Tandoor Tina’s Masala Chai and various teas and coffees.

Where: Tandoor Tina 25hours Hotel One Central – Trade Center St – Dubai
When: Wednesday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm
Cost: AED150 per person and AED250 per person, along with two beverages

4. Peacock Alley At Waldorf Astoria

Indulge in the epitome of luxury at Waldorf Astoria’s new afternoon affair, The Legendary Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley on Palm Jumeirah. From classic Eggs Benedict to innovative delights like red velvet stone, each dish celebrates Waldorf Astoria’s global heritage. Enhance your experience with signature beverages at this tea spot in dubai. Available daily from 1 pm to 4 pm, prices start at Dhs170 per person.

Where: Waldorf Astoria in Palm Jumeirah
When: From 1 pm to 4 pm throughout the week
Cost: Starting at AED170 per person

5. Josette


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Experience Dubai’s unparalleled high tea sensation at the Le Moulin Rose room in Josette, blending French elegance with Arabian allure—a first for the city. Indulge in a curated selection of decadent treats, from freshly baked scones to tarte caramel and lemon meringue, alongside savoury petit fours. Sip on custom-blended herbal teas and coffee as you enjoy live music by the Josette Quartuor. 

Where: ICD Brookfield Place – Trade Centre – DIFC – Dubai
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Cost: Starting at AED300 per person and AED450 per person with bubbly

6. Raffles Salon


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Discover elegance at Raffles Salon by WAFI Mall, home to arguably the most fashionable afternoon tea in the Emirates. The award-winning Floral Afternoon Tea gives a floral twist to the British tradition with rose petal scones, hibiscus-cured salmon, and jasmine-flavored chocolate ganache. With classic presentation and attentive service, it’s perfect for a leisurely afternoon. Little ones can enjoy their refined experience with beef sliders, cakes, and delicious hot chocolate.

Where: Wafi -Dubai
When: Every day from 2 pm to 7 pm
Cost: Starting at AED175 per person, AED225 per person with bubbly, AED75 per child and AED550 per person, includes 60 minutes massage in Raffles Spa

Also Read: Have A Desi High Tea For AED44 In Dubai With Tandoori Chai & More At Wagah Border Restaurant

7. Shai Saloon


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Step into sophistication at Shai Salon for a classy afternoon tea experience. Indulge in decadent sandwiches, dreamy scones, and expertly crafted pastries, perfectly paired with teas recommended by their experts. Embark on a journey through time with the Héritage Afternoon Tea—an exquisite tale woven by the collaborative genius of Chef Nicolas Lambert and Chef Axel Godefroid. This culinary masterpiece echoes the intricate networks of sea-and-land spice routes that once connected the East and West, inviting you to savour the flavours of centuries past in a setting of timeless elegance.

Where: Jumeirah Beach Rd – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 2
When: Every day from 2 pm to 8 pm
Cost: AED240 per person and AED420 for two people

In conclusion, Dubai offers a diverse and luxurious array of tea spots. From the French elegance of Bijou Patisserie to the classic sophistication of Raffles Salon and the innovative culinary journeys of Tandoor Tina, each venue promises a unique and memorable experience. Whether indulging in traditional afternoon tea or exploring creative twists on the concept, these seven tea spots invite you to embark on a sensory journey through flavours, aromas, and ambience. 

Cover Image Courtesy: Bijou Patisserie

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