The Library: A secret spot to enjoy one of the most elegant afternoon teas in Dubai

There are a myriad of places that one can enjoy an afternoon tea in Dubai, but none are quite as relaxing as this secret little oasis – tucked away inside one of our favourite hotels: The One & Only Royal Mirage. The Library Lounge is the host, and it’s a bit of secret thanks to its hidden location at the five-star hotel’s spa. The decor and vibe is sublime – high ceilings, higher plants and greenery, big couches, and a cosy colonial times feel in terms of decor. Basically, it’s Pinterest and Instagram heaven.

For AED155 per person, non-hotel guests can enjoy a selection of sandwiches and traditional pastries and scones, plus a variety of teas and coffees, 3pm until 6pm every day of the week. What is also particularly nice about this Dubai afternoon tea deal is that there also an open buffet, so you can fill your boots with cakes, fresh fruit and other delicious delicacies, outside of what the attentive staff deliver to your table.

The outdoor area, which is a stone’s throw from The Library, is also one of the prettiest spots in the whole of Dubai, with free-roaming peacocks and sea views. So this is an incredible place to visit during the cooler months and will impress out of towners.

This is also one of our favourite spots to have business meetings and never fails to impress. The Library at The One & Only Royal Mirage would also make the ideal place to host a little soiree, such as a baby or bridal shower, thanks to its tucked away feel.

Insider tip: For group bookings make an advanced reservation. Serves alcohol. Access via the spa entrance at The One & Only Royal Mirage hotel. Valet parking available (drive around to the spa entrance).

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