Top ten afternoon teas in Dubai2 Comments 18 January 2011
Traditionally, afternoon tea was taken as a ‘pick-me-up meal’ by British nobility during the 19th century, consisting of a few light snacks and, of course, a big pot of tea. Not much has changed with Dubai’s modern version: you still get plenty of delicious hot buttered scones and finger-sized sandwiches, alongside a staggering range of teas, although (this being Dubai) there’s often a glass of bubbly thrown in as well. The main difference today, of course, is that we tend to spend most of our afternoons at work, rather than sitting around chatting about polo.
So why bother? Well, in Dubai, afternoon tea is fast becoming an institution; our city’s top hotels all put on lavish spreads, vying for the accolade of best afternoon tea in town. But is it worth taking an hour out of a weekend mall trawl for a cup of tea? There’s only one way to find out – The Time Out Afternoon Tea Test! Let’s get started…
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