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Al Fayrooz Lounge, Al Qasr
Highly Commended for Best Afternoon Tea
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Top-notch service, a picturesque view of the Burj Al Arab over the green gardens of Madinat Jumeirah, plus the sound of rolling waves and tweeting myna birds, make the balcony terrace at Al Fayrooz a delightful spot to nibble sandwiches and scoff scones as part of the Al Qasr Afternoon Tea package. While warmer months may keep diners indoors, the experience is no less impressive – and if you skipped lunch to make the most of this mid-afternoon meal, you’ll be pleased to note that the sandwiches are unlimited. If you fancy something a little lighter, there is the option of a simple cream tea, featuring just scones, jam and tea.
Dhs80 (with scones and tea), Dhs165 for Al Qasr traditional afternoon tea, Dhs250 (with bubbly). Served daily 2pm-6pm. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).


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