The Arabian Tea House is in the old part of Dubai. It’s a couple of blocks from the Dubai Grand Mosque and the Dubai Museum.
I walked over from the Grand Mosque. It was around 10 AM and the buses were starting to line the Museum and Grand Mosque. The sunshine was starting to pound the cement and the reflection was causing a glare. I threw on my shades and walked along the sidewalk. The shops were starting to open up for the day and cars were speeding down the street. Arabian Tea House Dubai
The Arabian Tea House faces the street. The building has an old Arabian style architecture with “Camel Burgers” signs in the front. I walked in and found they were barely getting started for the day. I found my seat under some shade and next to the fan. The server came by to drop off the menu and asked if I wanted some tea. I said, “Yes, please bring me the most popular one with milk.” Arabian Tea House Dubai
I’m more of a coffee drinker. However, I have heard nothing but good things about Arabic teas. I opened the menu to find an array of items to choose from Western to Emirates dishes. There was no way I was going to eat a Western meal in Dubai; I opted for the traditional Emirate breakfast.
I sat there admiring the amazing decor of the place. The decor really captures the feeling of a desert oasis. The rocks on the ground, Arabian ceiling drapes, the fans through the tea house, and the tables and chairs. My dreams of visiting the Middle East was really beginning to sink in as I sat there getting engulfed by the decor. Arabian Tea House Dubai
My food arrived. The traditional breakfast tray came with an assortment of fruits, vegetables, syrups and breads. However, the tray’s center consisted of Balaleet and an egg. It was a large breakfast full of different flavors and textures. However, the main consistent flavor was sweet. The different syrups with Balaleet were all very sweet with the sharp cheese and sour yogurt balancing out the meal. It was definitely a cultural experience. Arabian Tea House Dubai
As I finished my meal, I walked up to the counter to pay for my meal. I walked out admiring the decor of the place knowing I would never forget the feeling the Arabian Tea House gave me. The sweet breakfast on top of a classic Arabian decor will be something I will tell my kids and grandchildren one day. Great part was I wasn’t hangover. Arabian Tea House Dubai
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- Service - 7/107/10
- Presentation - 6.5/106.5/10
- Flavors - 7.5/107.5/10
- Decor - 10/1010/10
- Ambiance - 10/1010/10
The building has an old Arabian style architecture with “Camel Burgers” signs in the front. The menu has an array of items to choose from Western to Emirates dishes. The decor really captures the feeling of a desert oasis. The sweet breakfast on top of a classic Arabian decor will be something I will tell my kids and grandchildren one day.