Christmas 2022: Festive afternoon tea in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Celebrate the holiday season and spread festive cheer with sweet treats, savoury snacks and hot beverages with these Christmas-themed afternoon teas.

Address Dubai Marina

Indulge in an exquisite festive afternoon tea at Address Dubai Marina. So gather your friends and indulge in Kambaa’s festive fare, along with a selection of teas and coffees from around the globe. Available 5 December to 5 January, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 190 per afternoon tea stand.

GO: Email dineatdubaimarina@addresshotels.com or call 04 436 7777 for reservations and more information.

Dubai's best afternoon teas

Meliá Desert Palm

Meliá Desert Palm will serve their popular Afternoon Tea with a festive twist on the RARE Portico Terrace this December. Guests can sip the finest teas and savour tiers of festive pastries, elegant finger sandwiches and warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Available from 3 to 24 December, from 4pm to 6pm. AED 150 per person.

GO: Email eat.dp@melia.com or call 04 602 9323 for reservations and more information.

festive afternoon tea

Raffles Dubai

Raffles Salon will offer a festive afternoon tea offering a delicious selection of sweet and savoury delicacies complemented by festive flavoured teas such as chocolate, cinnamon, ginger and lemon. As guests enjoy the afternoon tea and merry tunes, a hand-painted giant advent calendar will be counting down until Christmas, with fabulous presents revealed every day from behind the doors at 4pm. Available daily from 10 to 24 December, from 2pm to 7pm. AED 185 per person (including a glass of mulled grape).

GO: Visit www.raffles.com/dubai/offers/festive-offers/ or call 04 324 8888 for reservations and more information. 


Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Enjoy a festive themed Afternoon Tea with a selection of premium beverages, teas and coffee at the grandiose Emperor Lounge. To keep the spirits high, guests can expect freshly baked mince pies and plum cake whilst a live musician plays an array of uplifting festive tunes. Available 15 December to 7 January, from 2pm tp 5pm.. AED 275 AED (for two persons) and AED 395 (for two persons including two glasses of bubbly).

GO: Email restaurants.exoticadubai@tajhotels.com or call 04 275 4444 for reservations and more information.

festive afternoon tea

Waldorf Astoria Dubai The Palm

Guests are welcomed to Peacock Alley for a traditional afternoon tea with a festive twist. Ignite holiday merriment with a selection of holiday-themed savoury and sweet treats served with the finest teas. Enjoy holiday favourites such as duck foie gras, truffle egg sandwiches, sultana and stolen spiced scones, and red velvet yule log while listening to the melodies of the resident pianist. Available from 1 December to 31 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 210 per person.

GO: Email dxbpd.fbreservation@waldorfastoria.com or call 04 828 2245 for reservations and more information.

festive afternoon tea

Abu Dhabi
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island 

The chic Osmo – Lounge and Bar is offering a special festive-themed afternoon tea overlooking Yas Bay Waterfront. Gather with family and friends to enjoy truffle bites, fresh pastries, and classic scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, paired with a selection of premium seasonal teas, coffees and hot chocolate. Available from 7 December to 7 January, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 210 per person.

GO: Email dineatosmo@hilton.com or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi

Festive feelings will take over Central Grounds at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi with a themed afternoon tea boasting an array of festive favourites. Savour a spread of moreish minced pies, festive cookies, gingerbread, orange yule log, cinnamon scones, stollen, and red currant macaroons, alongside unlimited festive tea and coffee. Available 1 to 30 December, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 120 for two people.

GO: Visit www.marriottdowntownabudhabilife.com for reservations and more information.

festive afternoon tea

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Bright and welcoming, the Majlis lounge offers a peaceful and tranquil setting for an elegant afternoon tea. In honour of the festive season, the talented pastry chefs have poured all their immeasurable talents and skills into creating a special winter-themed afternoon tea brimming with sweets and artistic savouries. Little ones will be entertained with an engaging nutcracker decorating activity or by channelling their creativity and imagination into crafting their own gingerbread houses, complete with an array of colourful creams and pretty toppings. Available daily until 15 January 2023. AED 210 per person (afternoon tea) or AED 250 per person (including afternoon tea and nutcracker decoration). Gingerbread house decorating is available for an additional AED 180.

GO: Email abudhabi.festive@rosewoodhotels.com or call 02 813 5520 for reservations and more information.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Sama Lobby Lounge will be decked up this season for a Festive Afternoon Tea. Guests can enjoy a selection of their favourite Christmas-themed hot beverages, along with small bites and holiday treats to celebrate the season. Available 5 December to 8 January, from 3pm to 6pm.

GO: Email fb.saadiyat@rotana.com or call 02 697 0000 for reservations and more information.

festive afternoon tea

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Experience a refined afternoon tea surrounded by festive aromas at Alba Lobby Lounge at the opulent The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. Enjoy delectable savoury and sweet treats complemented by a choice of aromatic tea blends. Available 19 December 2022 to 7 January 2023, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 160 per stand.

GO: Email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com or call all 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

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