Located on the iconic Jumeirah Road in Umm Suqeim 3, Jumeirah, Arabian Tea House offers the rare opportunity to enjoy authentic Emirati cuisine in a cozy, house-like setting. With rather epic views of the Burj Al Arab and bustling Jumeriah Road from the cute little outside seating terrace, Arabian Tea House is the perfect place to take out of towners or anyone new to the city. It’s also equally great for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner, family-friendly, and has a small indoor seating area too.
The homegrown Arabian Tea House concept first started in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, once known as Al Bastakiya. Opened in 1997 by an Emirati foodie called Ali Al Rais, this location is an icon to those in the know and has been proudly serving its customers (including some well-known faces like Martha Stewart) for over two decades.
Arabian Tea House is known and loved for its unique breakfast dishes and trays and as its name might suggest, it also takes its tea rather seriously – providing the much-loved Karak chai, Dubai Tea, and Arabian Night Tea alongside herbal and fruit teas. Alongside the coveted breakfast trays (which are available all day long), there are salads, sandwiches, BBQ grills, main courses, and desserts. There is also a dedicated kid’s section on the menu.
The HUNTR recommends pairing the regag bread with a cup of karak and ordering the Special Emirati Breakfast Tray (80AED and good for 2) for a true taste of Dubai.
There are now six Arabian Tea House branches with more on the way.
Insider tips: Open daily from 8 am until 10 pm. Sit outside when the weather permits. Read The HUNTR’s Al Fahidi District Arabian Tea House (the original opened in 1997) here.