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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%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (33 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 yesterday via mobile

Arabian Tea House at Al Bastakiya provided a very warm welcome on our arrival. The food was beautiful, Arabic fare at reasonable prices and the service was both friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself is atmospheric, set in a enclosed courtyard-like space with air conditioning....More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When you see this from the street it isn’t impressive at all, but once you walk in you find a cool garden area that makes you feel like you’ve discovered a secret garden in the middle of the city. Luckily there is ac so even...More

Thank MacKennaMar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came around 9:50 pm tea house was half empty, hostess escorted me to the dark side of the tea house but I want to sit on the bright side but staff insists to sit only on dark side. Hostess said to me only these...More

Thank Etern G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an evening meal here, the interior is really nice, airily and comfortable. Service was good, a good selection of food Lebanese and middle eastern. We had various salads, chicken biriani and lamb skewers all of which were very good! Cost was approx £30 for...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, very nice location and great food service. I always liked the breakfast over there. I have had multiple Time winter and summer, still very interesting and impressive atmosphere. My family liked the place and my kids always love to come over...More

Thank Bandar A
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This restaurant offers traditional local cuisine and shish. Really love the decor of the restaurants and the food is simply delicious.

Thank Reggie_lu
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Everything we had was delicious! Highly recommend the hummus, kibbeh, and moutabel. The service was great and the setting is as well. Highly recommended for any meal.

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast here and for a traditional Arabic breakfast in a beautiful quaint setting you can’t get better than this! I would recommend here to anyone. Fully air conditioned and wonderful setting. A must visit

Thank Travelbug190688
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome local food for the breakfast and more other options for lunch and dinner, with good and friendly staff. The place is good looking but the value is a bit more than what expected.

Thank Mana M
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I love this place and can't wait to visit again one day. I wished we had went one more time before we left Dubai. I love their courtyard and relaxing seating. This place is so cute! The food and drinks are delicious. Go here, you...More

Thank skb22
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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