Indoor Escapes

Abu Dhabi is packed with awesome activities to keep you cool during the daytime. We’ve picked some of the best for you to check out and avoid the August heat…


Bored of lunches and brunches? Embrace the new daytime movement to catch up with family and friends. We’ve picked five of the best afternoon tea options in town to escape the heat..

[tw-accordion class=””] [tw-accordion-section title=”St. Regis Abu Dhabi Corniche”] With the greatest of respect to the formidable legacy of the first Lady Astor, the afternoon tea at Tea Lounge has been re-imagined to bring you an unforgettable experience. Guests can choose from 25 loose-leaf teas from around the globe and a truly remarkable selection of cakes, finger sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres and scones. This teatime is a great solution for busy-bodies, so go ahead and share this tradition with your nearest and dearest!

Call (0)2 694 4444 for more information.
[/tw-accordion-section] [tw-accordion-section title=” Emirates Palace”] There’s nothing like indulging in some tearoom treats in the most glorious setting. With freshly baked scones, savoury tea sandwiches including roasted angus beef with horseradish cream and house smoked salmon pin wheel on brown bread, sweet treats including strawberry vanilla tarts and vanilla crème brulée, and a choice of one cake, this is just the place to curb your cravings. This elegantly presented afternoon tea is served daily at both Caviar Bar and Le Café.

Call (0)2 690 9000 for more information.
[/tw-accordion-section] [tw-accordion-section title=”Observation Deck at 300, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers”] How about a cup of tea and some delicious quick bites at the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi? Sounds like a plan! Enjoy light bites, mocktails or perhaps the ‘highest’ high tea in Abu Dhabi, as you sit back and take in the finest views in the city, overlooking the blue waters. Located at the lavish Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Observation Deck at 300 is a popular noon spot for couples, friends and anyone due a catch up. With an array of tea choices and delicious food to choose from, you’ll easily while away a few hours here.

Call (0)2 811 5666 for more information.
[/tw-accordion-section] [tw-accordion-section title=”Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri”] Enjoy a classic and sophisticated afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge. The tea and snacks taste even better amidst the chic ambience. Relax with an extensive assortment of drinks and food, including a carefully chosen selection of the finest teas, served in a grand setting. The quintessentially English ritual of Afternoon tea is taken to a classy level here and is perfect for all – we love it!.

Call (0)2 509 8888 for more information.
[/tw-accordion-section] [tw-accordion-section title=”The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal”] Afternoon tea is a fashionable alternative to lunch, and Alba is leading the way. A comfortable, classic lobby lounge with a vaulted ceiling and semi-private dining areas is the place to try this tea time trend. The Chinese Tea Ceremony at Alba is a must-try! Learn to brew your oolong or black dragon tea gong fu-style and enjoy its delicate taste and balanced aroma. Or, try the signature afternoon tea service featuring savoury hors d’oeuvres, scones and chocolate treats.

Call (0)2 818 8282 for more information. 
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