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Arabian Tea House Cafe

Al Fahidi Street | Bur Dubai, Bastakiya، Opposite Musalla Post Office, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 5071
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (25 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Lebanese, Cafe, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Al Fahidi Street | Bur Dubai, Bastakiya، Opposite Musalla Post Office, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the food and the service. It's like a little oasis in the city. Highly recommend for breakfast!

Thank laura j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the hot summer the courtyard is cooled with AC and allthough the decoration is not the summum of tastefulness food is great. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner, Arabian style. Nice and friendly waitets. Try the shoarma sandwich or take the surprising chick...More

Thank Arvid K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to hangout for some time in the shaded backyard. You gotta try the breakfast trays with Emirati food, several small bowls with delicious food that you just can't get enough of.

Thank sarpmas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like this place and always make sure to bring our guests here whenever we have visitors. It's authentic and delicious and never disappoints. Especially the Shish Tawook is mouthwatering good. Only bad thing is the giant airconditions placed in the garden - make...More

Thank sarahbohansen
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Beautiful and great place to escape the heat! The food is out of this world and the smoothies are the best. Service warm and friendly and owner Mohammed is a wonderful host! My partner and I spend quite a few Fridays here for lunch and...More

Thank Estelle V
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We've been here with quite a big group. We had a nice place in the innergarden. Flowers, curtains, white furniture..... They served homemade orange lemonade and we had traditional starters. Like hummus, tabbouleh and different salads. As a main course we had mixed grill and...More

Thank mamaannalinchen
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We stopped here for a high tea and some fresh air. The cafe is extremely beautiful!! :) we ordered a blooming tea, which was a true delight. The sweet and sour bites were nice, but perhaps a bit too much cream on them.

Thank Luisablabla
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I went here with my family after we stroll around from (walking distance) Dubai Museum and Art museums nearby. It is a good place to relax and have some Arabic tea with sweets. The courtyard is very nice with the Arabic ambiance, complete with flowers...More

1  Thank catbearkiss
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The crispy bread was absolutely divine with the hummus. The best I have ever had. The lamb from the rice was soft, fatty and perfectly seasoned. Cant wait to have dinner again! OH and the service and atmosphere was in a class of its own....More

Thank europetraveller68
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had a lovely round of drinks here. The fruit smoothies are lovely and the outdoor area is pretty special. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank ktandnav
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Ms_McLovinTravelling | Reviewed this property |
no need for a reservation for lunch, we just walked in and there was 3 of us, not.overly crowded and we got a table no problem. maybe a reservation would be best for dinner
15 April 2016|
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Response from atmdel | Reviewed this property |
It's not very expensive. Best to take a look at the menu and judged or ur self. Remember, portions for platters etc are quite large and can easily be shared by two with Med appetites.
3 March 2016|
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Response from WorldGlutton | Reviewed this property |
It is not a non smoking premises...you can smoke in this Cafe :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Fahidi Street | Bur Dubai, Bastakiya، Opposite Musalla Post Office, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Basta Art Cafe)
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighbourhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 353 5071
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