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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” (24 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Cafe, 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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was beautiful in decor and food. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in which we shared an array of Arabic food, shared Arabic coffee which was beautiful & experienced a blooming green tea. This is something everyone should do. The food and service was excellent.

Thank LA1day
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I love taking visitors to Dubai to this little spot to break up hot and sticky tourist trips to the spice souk and the creek (both are walking distance from here in the winter months). The food is not bad, but nothing to write home...More

Thank NadiaKUAE
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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How much is lunch per person? Thanks
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.
Is Arabian Tea House a non-smoking premise?
4 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
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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