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Al Fayrooz Lounge
Best Afternoon Tea Winner
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Guests will encounter an elegant and inviting hotel lobby at the entrance of Al Qasr before they even enter this area. With high ceilings, vintage-style wooden ceiling fans plus a glorious view out to the shimmering sea, the Burj Al Arab and also the walkway of Pierchic, this spot feels like a luxurious holiday destination, but also sparks feelings of ‘last days of the Raj’ colonial glamour. The room is laid out with mismatched soft seating giving it a warm and homely touch. Patisserie items here are all utterly different, skilful, pretty, and full of surprises, just as patisserie should be. Staff here are attentive and polite.
Dhs165 per person, Dhs250 (with bubbly). Served daily 2pm-6pm. Al Qasr, MadinatJumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 3666730).

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