The high tea in the Burj Al Arab is something for expats and tourists alike.
A naturally over the top affair sprinkled with gaudiness and a drop of fee fee fo fo as one would say it’s a great ‘proper Dubai’ experience.
Once inside the Burj Al Arab, you head towards the back of the upper lobby – past the large fish tanks and glitz shops.
Greeted by a hostess you enter the large glass elevator straight to the top.
On your way up don’t forget to look out towards The Palm, watching it take true shape as you get further off the ground.
Once the elevator doors open hostess greets you and quickly takes you to your table with an ear to ear smile.
You’re asked which type of bubble you would like to start off your afternoon tea (bellinis for Z and I).
Brought with a delicate sweet starter, your waiter introduces himself and reviews the menu for the afternoon.
Relax and enjoy it.
You’ve sat down to one of Dubai’s most sought after high teas.
The first true course is a small starter of roast beef with a herb salt, buttery mash and gravy.
Just a bite size portion, you don’t want to get full right away.
(A true high tea must have a warm dish – otherwise it’s called afternoon tea)
Next of course is tea!
I decided on an absolutely delicious vanilla black tea (I ended up have nearly four pots it was so lovely).
Do take your time to look through the menu or ask for suggestions from your waiter as there are so many options.
Salmon, cucumber, chicken, beef and tuna.
Refilled as many times as you like.
While all were scrumptious the cucumber and rye with chicken were by far my favorites.
Chatting, looking out onto the sea the waiter brought out the tea tray.
Stacked high with creams, scones, and mini cakes we smiled egarly as our waiter explained the contents.
Yes, those are mini creme brulee in the small white pots on the bottom …. my favorite sweet on the tray !
One of the spreads was a sweet apricot spread and delicate rose.
Though to me nothing beats the classic strawberry and clotted cream combo.
When the scones and cakes were finished off we sat back taking in the view once more and chatted away enjoying our sugar rush.
Unlike most afternoon teas/ high teas in Dubai the Burj Al Arab offers endless coffee drinks as well. Having my fill of tea I ended the wonderful afternoon with a very sweet caramel iced coffee before it was our time to leave.
Ted Baker Dress // Steve Madden Heels // Burberry Clutch
But before you go, a picture with your lovely date is an absolute must.
If you look closely you can see the outline of The Palm behind us. It was a slightly hazy that afternoon (a true sign that summer is on its way).
And of course don’t forget to take some good mirror selfies in the elevator ride back down !
If you want to book your own high tea in the Burj, which I strongly suggest, right here.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you next time. xx
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