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The Palace Downtown Dubai, The Old Town Island, Downtown Dubai | Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 7888
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Set in an idyllic Arabian ambience with Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest...
Set in an idyllic Arabian ambience with Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building serving as its backdrop, Al Bayt, the Lobby Lounge at The Palace Downtown Dubai, is further elevating its charm with an array of new elements. The splendid lounge will resonate to the traditional tunes of Arabia by a live harpist, from August 26, 2pm to 6pm daily, adding to the majestic atmosphere of The Palace Downtown Dubai, a five star retreat nestled in the heart of Downtown Dubai. The mellifluous notes of violinist Olga Trifonova, a resident musician in a selection of hotels around the world including Busan in South Korea, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will resound in the hallways of The Palace. From October 2 onwards, harpist Evelyna Markova, whose music stylings span classical, contemporary, modern, jazz, and Arabic, will perform a repertoire of songs from Europe and the Middle East, from 2pm to 6pm Al Bayt is open 24 hours.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Afternoon tea is a must

Spent a really relaxing afternoon at the palace for afternoon tea which my daughter booked to celebrate her dad's birthday. Staff were very attentive and brought in a cake and sung happy birthday to my husband . He was very chuffed to say the least.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Sue I
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Cwmbran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Spent a really relaxing afternoon at the palace for afternoon tea which my daughter booked to celebrate her dad's birthday. Staff were very attentive and brought in a cake and sung happy birthday to my husband . He was very chuffed to say the least.

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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My friends and I attended an afternoon tea and it was spectacular. Service was excellent. Food was great. We were able to use the Entertainer vouchers so that was helpful. On Wednesday and Saturdays, their afternoon tea is buffet style. There was a huge range of sweets and some warm food (spring rolls, sandwiches, etc). The atmosphere was great....big comfy... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited Al Bayt at the Palace Downtown Dubai for afternoon tea with visitors from the UK. We specifically chose this location due to the fact that they offer an afternoon tea buffet on Wednesdays & Saturday's. The decor & atmosphere were beautiful with views over Burj Khalifa & the lake, and all whilst being serenaded by violin music. The tea... More 

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are truly over whelmed with your feedback and that you and your guests had a lovely time with us. We would be more than happy to share your feedback with our Culinary and the service team for their efforts and passion put in serving... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As always, Al Bayt provided a wonderful setting for my birthday party with 11 girlfriends. Prior to the date I had corresponded with Glen Pires regarding some dietary requirements and he was prompt and very helpful with his replies. The afternoon tea is always very special here and the staff were exceptionally attentive and friendly. A lovely cake with candle... More 

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback. We are truly glad to know that you and you friends had a lovely afternoon with us. Also thank you for considering Al Bayt to celebrate your special occassion. We are always delighted to serve our guest and make them feel special. The second cake was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our first time to have afternoon tea in the Palace Hotel and we were warmly welcome by the host. They accomodate our request to a have nice corner/place. We were satisfy with the range of sandwiches and a wide selection of the sweets - by the way, it is a buffet style. Most of all the friendly accomodation of the... More 

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Ferdinand, Thank you for taking the time to share your experince with us. We are trully glad to know that you had a lovely time. Your kind words of appreciation will be surely be passed on to Girlie and to the team for the wonderful work they are doing. We look forward in welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards,... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Took my mum, friend and 10 year old son to Al Bayt afternoon tea - delightful and attentive staff, wonderful food, great atmosphere and value for $.

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us. We are truly glad to know that you all had a lovely time with us. Your kind words will be shared with the team and they would be further encouraged for the good work that they are doing. We look forward in welcoming you back soon.... More 

ENGLAND
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17 reviews 17 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I wanted to do something really special for my birthday on 10 March, so I decided to go for Afternoon Tea at Al Bayt at The Palace. It exceeded all my expectations. I was treated like royalty and I felt like a princess! I chose the Arabic Traditional Tea and it certainly had the 'WOW' factor. The staff were exceptional... More 

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us in Al Bayt. It was truly our honor of you celebrating your special day and giving us the opportunity to make it a memorable one. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed our hospitality and especially our afternoon tea offering. It is your... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Dubai has some wonderful places to do afternoon tea and as a huge fan of the art of tea I have tried many. This started well with it's lovely setting but the actually menu was poor. Only 4 teas to choose from, small portion of sandwiches. Scones were lovely but not warmed. We had to wait 45mins for a tea... More 

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience in Al Bayt. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectation and ensure you that we take your feedback in a very positive and constructive way to improve further. The afternoon tea stands served is as per the special menu designed. We also... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Afternoon tea we experienced here was second to none.From the welcome my husband and I received from Glen,the restaurant manager,who greeted us by name like old friends despite this being our first visit, to the superb service from all the staff.The tea had been booked as a suprise by our children for my birthday and we were made to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have not attended the restaurant myself, but I would like to comment on the fantastic service provided by Glen Pires and his colleagues at the Al Bayt. I booked the Timeless Arabic Afternoon Tea for my Mother's birthday last week and the staff at the Al Bayt went above and beyond to ensure that she had a special day.... More 

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Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Morton, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely feedback about your parents’ afternoon tea experience in Al Bayt. We are truly glad to know that they enjoyed our hospitality and that we made your special day a memorable one. A big thank you to you for entrusting us and giving us the opportunity,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Palace Downtown Dubai, The Old Town Island, Downtown Dubai | Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Set in an idyllic Arabian ambience with Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building serving as its backdrop, Al Bayt, the Lobby Lounge at The Palace Downtown Dubai, is further elevating its charm with an array of new elements. The splendid lounge will resonate to the traditional tunes of Arabia by a live harpist, from August 26, 2pm to 6pm daily, adding to the majestic atmosphere of The Palace Downtown Dubai, a five star retreat nestled in the heart of Downtown Dubai. The mellifluous notes of violinist Olga Trifonova, a resident musician in a selection of hotels around the world including Busan in South Korea, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will resound in the hallways of The Palace. From October 2 onwards, harpist Evelyna Markova, whose music stylings span classical, contemporary, modern, jazz, and Arabic, will perform a repertoire of songs from Europe and the Middle East, from 2pm to 6pm Al Bayt is open 24 hours.

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