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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (31 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Great local food. Authentic place. Do not expect luxury. Friendly employees. Order different dishes to share for all. Quality was great. Can definitely recommend that place.

Thank Jana H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed out two meals at the Arabian Tea House - a breakfast and a dinner. The ambiance is so relaxing! We were surrounded by locals and tourists, but the service was very courteous and prompt. The food is wonderful and...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is usually a queue (10 or 15 minutes) outside this cafe, and for good reason. The food is excellent, and reasonably priced by Dubai standards. The salads and fish are standouts.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here four years ago and last week again. It is still very good. It is in the old city which is in Bastakiya and very close to Dubai Museum. The food is delicious. I had falafel, hummus and a salad and my friend...More

1  Thank Dragos68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before proceeding to The Souks Market, we stopped by this place to try some tea and coffee. This tea house is situated along the highway so it can be easily spotted. I love how they fixed the outside look of it because it is worth...More

Thank Eden Grace R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit yesterday after 6:30 pm for couple of drinks with our friends drinks was good but service was not satisfied as a 5* but price was high. We are calling for the bill again waiting for change actually it was quite disappointed for me....More

Thank Sajjad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with our friends living in Dubai upon their recommendation. We had to wait a bit to get a table but that was just part of the journey toward a great lunch. Ordered the best lime/mint juice, fantastic starters based on hummus, got their...More

1  Thank JensPerregaard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! We went twice for the al fresco courtyard dining and chips. The cold drinks are the perfect remedy after a long morning in the souks. Very friendly staff.

Thank CulturePundit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! ok let's put the emotions aside and talk about this perfect gem from another era. The atmosphere in this place is AMAZING, from the staff to the old-school tables setting to the greenery to the mouth-drooling menu, where can...More

Thank Katou A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The arabian tea house is the coolest and most beautiful Restaurant i've ever seen/been. It is in Bur Dubai. You can eat traditionell food ( so delicious ) and tea or cafe. But you also can just sit and enjoy the moment. There's an unbelivable...More

Thank Julia K
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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Anni O
23 March 2018|
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Response from handyspanner | Reviewed this property |
You can pull up outside the tea room, as it is on a main road, and drop her off and she can wait for you inside as there are comfy seats in the reception area. You can then find somewhere to park around there. I am sure... More
Reem K
18 November 2017|
Response from Tushar K | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember them serving hookahs. Its a heritage place inside Al Fahidi heritage area.
30 September 2017|
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Response from Alfa A | Reviewed this property |
no they do not
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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