Spread festive cheer with sweet treats, savoury snacks and hot beverages with these festive afternoon teas.
Afternoon tea is a British tradition that dates back to the 1840s. It is a light meal typically served in the late afternoon on a tiered stand and includes a variety of savoury and sweet treats. Given a festive twist for the holiday season, afternoon tea is a popular way to socialise and catch up with your nearest and dearest. Read on for the best festive afternoon teas in Abu Dhabi
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Indulge in the festive spirit with Terra Secca’s festive afternoon tea. The selection includes tempting sweets like the Dark Chocolate Christmas Present, Pistachio Christmas Tree Tart, Classic Pantone, Yule Log, and homemade Christmas cookies. Complementing these treats is a variety of sandwiches, including the Truffle Frosty and Foie Gras French Toasts. Available daily from 1 November to 30 December, from 4pm to 7pm. AED 195 per person.
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Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
Indulge in a delightful array of festive cookies and classic Christmas cakes with the festive afternoon tea at Pearl Lounge. Each detail is crafted to bring joy to your taste buds and heighten your holiday cheer. Available daily, from 8 November to 7 January, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 160 (unlimited hot beverages and mocktails) or AED 240 (unlimited sparkling wine and cocktails).
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
Indulge in an exquisite assortment of sweet and savoury delights created by Pastry Chef Michele Stasi at The Library inside Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas. Begin with traditional scones accompanied by lemon and honey jam, raspberry jam, mascarpone cream, and butter. Delve into a selection of mini canapés, finger sandwiches, quiche, and teas and coffees for a truly delightful culinary adventure. Available from 8 to 30 December, from 12:30pm to 5pm. AED 140 per person or AED 170 per person (including a glass of bubbly).
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
A culinary experience awaits at Rosewood Abu Dhabi throughout the festive season. Relish in a lavish selection of winter-themed treats and delicacies with the festive afternoon tea, available daily at Majlis Lobby Lounge. Gather by the Christmas tree for pastries, finger sandwiches, and desserts with enchanting seasonal touches and a grand finale of Gold Baklava Ice Cream. The experience also includes a delightful story that parents can read to their children and the option for young adventurers to decorate Nutcracker cookies. Available daily, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 210 per person (afternoon tea without festive beverage), AED 250 per person (afternoon tea with festive beverage) and AED 155 (Nutcracker cookie decorating).
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Head to Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, this holiday season to indulge in Santa’s Afternoon Tea. Expect festive treats such as cranberry and orange scones, sandwiches, mini yule logs, and mince pies — all set against the enchanting backdrop of the Lobby Lounge. Elevate your experience with signature teas and coffees, or opt for a free flow of bubbly. Available from 3 December to 7 January, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 150 per person.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Experience festive afternoon teas 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 aromatic tea blends. Available from 5 December to 9 January, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 175 per stand.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Partake in one of St. Regis’ timeless traditions amidst the opulent ambience of Crystal Lounge this Christmas. Indulge in a festive afternoon tea, savouring an assortment of freshly baked scones, seasonal sandwiches, and delightful holiday desserts that capture the essence of the season. This joyful feast is complemented by a fragrant selection of loose and herbal infusion teas or the option to elevate your experience with a glass of sparkling. Available from 4 to 30 December, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 195 per person or AED 295 per person (including one glass of Louis Roederer bubbly).
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Indulge in the festive spirit with The Drawing Room’s Yuletide Afternoon Tea. Elevate your holiday celebrations with a Christmas-themed spread, showcasing seasonal flavours bound to add an enchanting touch to your festivities. The culinary journey features twelve festive treats. Available daily, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 195 per person (premium tea or coffee) or AED 240 per person (with a glass of house beverage).