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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%
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“salads” (25 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Al Fahidi Street | Bur Dubai, Bastakiya، Opposite Musalla Post Office, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 - 10 of 370 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This nice café within walking distance of the Al Fahidi fortress you easily walk by without noticing what a gem it is. Inside there is nice open court with deep coushin sofas. Here you can get authentic Arabic tea and coffee (the real green coffee)...More

Thank 1970_Mario_N
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Love, love, loved our visit here for dinner. Our family of 5 shared a bunch of traditional dishes and they were all fantastic. Good portion sizes. Hummus was to die for! Priced quite well for Dubai, meaning it's not the cheapest restaurant you'll find, but...More

Thank AndrewMorgan073
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Easily one of the best restaurant in Bastakiya ! Loved the food and service and the team is extremely helpful ! Strongly recommend the lebanese food overall in the restaurant.

Thank Shadekhan
Nearby
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
...More
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pasley9
16 July 2017|
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Response from joshsantucci | Reviewed this property |
No reservations required for lunch time.
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jsami685
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.
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arddwrld
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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