Sip in Style: The Best Afternoon Tea in Dubai

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From timeless tiers of scones to high tea with a twist, here is MOJEH’s guide to the most luxurious afternoon tea in Dubai.

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Charlotte Tilbury Afternoon Tea at Penrose Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC

AFTERNOON BEAU-TEA: Penrose Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC
Golden honey-date macarons and traditional scones with a hazelnut twist are plated upon rose gold stands for an afternoon of beauty-inspired indulgence. Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury has partnered with the Four Seasons in DIFC to turn cosmetic classics into edible delights for a tea party that takes place in the plush jewel-tone surroundings of the Penrose Lounge. Until December 31, guests spending over Dhs500 in the Charlotte Tilbury Dubai Mall store are invited to afternoon tea with a 20% discount. From 2pm to 11pm daily, Dhs185 with tea, Dhs255 with bubbles; +971 4 506 0000

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Afternoon Tea in The Chart Room onboard the QE2, Mina Rashid

QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH: The Chart Room, Queen Elizabeth 2
Savour a Great British pastime onboard an old British ship, for the ultimate afternoon tea in Dubai experience. Dine on traditional finger rolls and sandwiches including smoked salmon and horseradish, roast chicken with pommery mustard and classic cream cheese and cucumber. Next, move on to the top tier of melt-in-the-mouth scones, baked cheesecake and salted caramel choux. For even more indulgence, opt for the premium option of Beef Wellington, quail scotch egg with crab and quiche, followed by lemon drizzle cake as you look out to sea. Thursdays to Saturdays from 3pm to 5pm, from Dhs195 per adult, Dhs95 for children; +971 4 526 8888

Afternoon Caviar Tea at Beluga, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

COFFEE & CAVIAR: Beluga, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira
While away the afternoon in exquisite style, with an opulent experience in the surroundings of Dubai’s first caviar-centred restaurant. At Beluga, savoury delights and sweet pastries (including spice caramel tart and macarons) are accompanied by caviar delicacies; from sturgeon shrimps and beetroot praline with Kaluga caviar to scones with Royal Baeril caviar, for a luxury afternoon tea to remember.  Served everyday from 2pm to 6pm; +971 4 340 8882

Daily Afternoon Tea at La Farine Café & Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis

FRENCH FANCY: La Farine Café & Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis
Tea and cake are serious business at La Farine, where afternoon tea is an educated journey like no other. The tour begins with a tea Sommelier, who will introduce you to Tchaba (La Farine’s signature tea brand), before a sequence of warm bienvenues and beautifully decorated pastries, bespoke cakes and artisan dishes. From 1pm to 6pm daily, Dhs195 per couple or Dhs110 per guest; +971 4 414 3000

Afternoon Tea at Plato’s, Atlantis The Palm

LOUNGE IN LUXURY: Afternoon Tea at Plato’s, Atlantis The Palm
The chic revamp at Atlantis’s renowned tea lounge, Plato’s, provides the perfect setting for an afternoon of endless sips and scrumptious treats overlooking the Palm. The stylish lounge has introduced four packages: unlimited tea and coffee (Bronze, Dhs 50), a signature fusion cocktail (Blue, Dhs200), bottomless bubbles (Silver, Dhs299) or a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne (Gold, Dhs940 per couple). Each option comes with decadent sandwiches, desserts and scones. From 2pm to 5.30pm daily, starting from Dhs150; +971 4 426 26 26

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