Enjoy your Christmas with positivi-tea

While the kids play, why shouldn’t adults seize the day? Here are 8 amazing places in the capital for a festive afternoon tea.

Who can refuse a delightful afternoon full of tea and cake? Certainly not us, which is why there’s a festive sprinkle in our curation of eight amazing places for an exquisite high tea in Abu Dhabi.


Marriott Downtown


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Festive feelings will be taking over Central Grounds this Yuletide with a delightful afternoon tea. Get into the spirit of the season with a delectable array of sweet and savoury favourites. Savour a spread of moreish minced pies, festive cookies, gingerbread, orange yule log, cinnamon scones, stollen, and red current macaroons alongside unlimited festive tea and coffee.

1-30 December, 1pm to 4pm

AED 120 for two people

For more information, please call 02 304 7777 or visit marriottdowntownabudhabilife.com


The Abu Dhabi EDITION


Afternoon Tea At The Abu Dhabi Edition

Head to the Terrazza at Alba Terrace for a sprinkling of festive flair. The popular Mediterranean tea concept welcomes highlights including Christmas treats, finger sandwiches, delicious pastries, mince pies and mouth-watering Christmas Cake. All of which will be accompanied by Avancha teas, free-flowing bubbles and gossip, of course.

Sunday – Thursday, throughout December

1pm to 5pm

AED 120 per person

AED 195 per person including two hours of bubbles and Christmas mixed drinks

For reservations, please call 02 208 0000


Festive Afternoon Tea  


M. Chapoutier Series At Catch At St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Propel your December fun 255 metres in the air on an iconic helipad. Bringing the treasured St. Regis ritual of afternoon tea to life on 10 December with a special Christmas twist!

From 5.30pm to 7pm, a delicate tea spread awaits one and all! Featuring a delicious selection of elegant sandwiches, pastries, cakes and fresh scones, the nibbles have all been thoughtfully prepared by the hotel’s expert pastry team. This decadent array is then further enhanced with a vast collection of premium loose-leaf teas, with each heart-warming cup served freshly prepared, blended and brewed by The St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s tea sommelier.

With 360-degree views of the Abu Dhabi skyline and delectable Christmas-themed bites, the sensational Afternoon Tea on the Helipad is sure to create magical moments for you and your loved ones.

Price: AED 550 per person

For more information and bookings, please call 02 694 4553


Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas


Saadiyat Rotana Resort &Amp; Villas Festive

The exceptional Sama Lobby Lounge will be all decked up this season for a Festive Afternoon Tea. Guests can enjoy a selection of their favourite Christmas-themed hot beverages, along with small bites and holiday treats to celebrate the season.

5 December – 8 January

3pm – 6pm

For more information, call 02 697 0000

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island


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The chic Osmo – Lounge and Bar is offering a special festive-themed afternoon tea, an ideal occasion to enjoy delicious festive treats and socialise outdoors with friends. Guests can indulge in truffle bites, fresh pastries, and classic scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Pair it all with a specially curated selection of premium seasonal teas, coffees and hot chocolate. Bubbly packages are also available upon request.

7 December – 7 January, 2pm to 6pm

AED 210 per person including a welcome drink

For reservations, please call 02 208 6900


Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi


Enjoy Your Christmas With Positivi-Tea

Head to the Pearl Lounge for an afternoon of serene quali-tea time. Indulge in a selection of cheerful cookies and traditional Christmas cakes as the Festive Afternoon Tea seeks to bring joy with every detail.

4 December, 3pm – 7pm
AED 160 Afternoon Tea Including Hot Beverages

AED 199 Afternoon Tea Including 1 glass of Sparkling Grape or Mocktail

For more information, please call 02 510 1234


Marriott Al Forsan


Marriott Al Forsan Afternoon Tea In Abu Dhabi

Nothing says festive afternoons quite like a traditional high tea. Head to The Lobby Lounge and combine both sweet and savory favorites with unlimited tea or coffee.

7 December to 7 January, 2.30pm to 5.30pm

AED 120 for one

AED 210 for two

For more information, please call 02 201 4131 or visit marriottalforsanlife.com


Rosewood Abu Dhabi


Brunch At Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Get in the holiday spirit with friends and family over a holiday themed high-tea. Enjoy wonderful teas and the most exquisite selection of world-renowned confectionary, as well as an enchanting atmosphere. Young explorers can also get into the holiday spirit by decorating Nutcracker cookies.

25 November to 15 January

AED 210 per person with free-flow of handcrafted coffees and exquisite tea

AED 230 additional free-flow of peach bubbly

For more information, please call 02 813 5537


Pearl Rotana Capital Centre


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With unlimited tea and coffee on offer all day, it’s definitely the kind of afternoon we would like. The High Tea at Chai Lobby Lounge will serve a variety of house made fresh fruit tarts, selection of cake and mousse, macaroons, chocolate éclair and fine pastries.

High Tea with Artisan Desserts AED 65 for 1 person, AED 95 for 2 persons

For more information, please call 02307 5550


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