What’s the difference between High Tea & Afternoon Tea at Burj Al Arab?

Burj al Arab Afternoon Tea
March 30, 2016


Treating yourself to a wonderfully decadent Afternoon Tea or High Tea is one of the most popular things to do in Dubai, and one of the most stylish places to do it is the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel!

One of the most commonly-asked questions when planning one of these dining experiences is “what is the difference between Afternoon Tea and High Tea?”

Firstly, they are both served in the hotel’s magnificent Sahn Eddar restaurant, which is located at the base of the world’s tallest atrium and definitely somewhere you’ll want to dress to impress!

Sahn Eddar restaurant at the Burj Al Arab

The magnificent Sahn Eddar Restaurant

These are the main differences between the two:

The Burj Al Arab’s Ultimate Afternoon Tea

This is afternoon tea taken to a whole other level, with 7 sumptuous courses!

What you’ll eat:

The Ultimate Afternoon Tea consists of a 7-course set menu:

  • Berries tart
  • An assortment of delicate finger sandwiches
  • Chef’s carvery
  • “Smoking” Sorbet
  • Warm, freshly-baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves
  • French pastries

What you’ll drink:

  • A fine selection of teas and coffees
  • Juices, soft drinks and water
  • You can also choose to add a glass of champagne to the occasion!

What Time:

The Burj Al Arab Afternoon Tea is served between 1pm – 6pm

How Long:

Expect to spend around 1½ hours

Burj al Arab Afternoon Tea

The Burj Al Arab’s Afternoon Tea with Champagne

An Indulgent Afternoon Tea is also available in the hotel’s Skyview Bar, which is located on the highest point of the hotel and has fabulous views over Dubai!

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab

When you think of a traditional English tea ceremony, this is what comes to mind . With 3 courses High Tea is more simple than the Ultimate Afternoon Tea, but every bit as delicious! It’s also served later in the day.

What you’ll eat:

The Burj Al Arab’s High Tea consists of a 3 course set menu:

  • A selection of delicate finger sandwiches
  • Warm, freshly-baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves
  • A fine collection of French pastries and petit fours

What you’ll drink:

  • Cocktails
  • A fine selection of teas and coffees

What Time:

Serving from 7pm

How Long:

High Tea lasts around 1 hour

Not a fan of afternoon tea? You can also have lunch at Burj Al Arab:

The Burj Al Arab also serves a lavish buffet lunch with traditional Arabic and International cuisine in the Al Iwan Restaurant – one of the top ten hotel restaurants in the world!

Served between 12pm – 3.30pm, lunch at the Burj Al Arab has a slightly more casual dress code than afternoon or high tea.

To complete the luxurious experience, transfers are even included with some advance tickets, to collect and return you to your hotel in comfort and safety.

Find out more about Afternoon Tea at Burj Al Arab

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Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.

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