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Mashrabiya Lounge
Nominated for Best Afternoon Tea
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Positioned at the back of Fairmont The Palm’s lobby, Mashrabiya Lounge, with its wide, soft armchairs and a spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel’s beautiful gardens and beach, seems the perfect location for a relaxed afternoon nibble. The variety of tea is extensive, and when the drinks and you can expect to feast your eyes on a whole range of delicately assembled, beautifully-flavoured pastries, cakes and cookies. Each of the sandwiches are fresh and clearly prepared to order – and, as the only savoury element out. The scones are a crumbly, buttery triumph, and the presentation here is faultless.
Dhs125 per person. Served daily noon-6pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

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