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Where to Try Afternoon Tea in Dubai

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Due to the United Arab Emirates' history as a British protectorate (1820-1971), when it was known as the Trucial States, the country has a strong cultural connection to Great Britain. One delightful result is the popularity of the British tradition of afternoon tea. Offered in cafés across Dubai from 2 to 6pm, the finest are served in hotel lobbies—which also have the most fascinating people watching, along with bubbly (not available outside hotels).
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Lobby Lounge, Jumeirah Al Qasr - Jumeirah Rd. - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
While many of Dubai's cafes offer afternoon tea, it's more fitting to partake in the tradition in a posh hotel lobby. Dubai is actually one of the few cities in the world where I encourage people to spend time in hotel lobbies. Thanks to the...
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Lobby, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam - Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There aren't many cities where I'd send visitors to a hotel lobby to hang out. Dubai is the exception. Due to a combination of the sweltering year-round heat, the multicultural population, the opulence of the city's luxury hotels, and the...
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Sadaf 3 - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
On the 27th floor of the soaring Burj Al Arab, sample an array of eclectic drinks and tapas like foie gras terrine, Arabic hot and cold mezzeh, as well as a comprehensive afternoon tea (that might just include champagne). Live jazz or piano music...