Hg2 : The Hedonist

Arabian Tea House

This charmingly eclectic outdoor café is the sort of place you could spend a whole afternoon, sipping fresh juices and camomile tea. The courtyard is shaded by a large, central tree (unusual in a city dotted with spindly palms) with cloth canopies hanging from it, hiding guests from the midday sun. The mis-matched furniture is comfortable enough to lounge on for hours, with a battered paperback. The building itself is actually one of the city’s oldest, built 100 years ago by an Iranian merchant and situated next to Dubai’s least impressive monument – an old bit of tumbledown wall, reverently described by a dusty plaque. The service can sometimes be confused, but it’s hard to get annoyed with the smiling staff who offer up huge glass bowls of home-made salad and tasty sandwiches. When temperatures climb into the forties, there is a cosy, cushioned majilis to lounge in

Address
Al Fahidi Street,
Bastakiya
Telephone
+ 971 4 353 5071
Opening Times
daily, 8am-10pm
Price
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