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Al Bayt

#262 of 8,882 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Downtown Dubai
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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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Patras, Greece
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I bought the Time Out magazine and saw that Al Bayt had won the award for best afternoon tea so of course I had to go since I love this tradition. Al Bayt is a lovely setting...bright, spacious and airy. The seating is very comfortable and the water fountain so soothing. I also like that it has a more Arabic... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Al Bayt offers one of the best Afternoon Tea in Dubai. The food and drinks are amazing with a great presentation and variety. The staff always very attentive.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During my August 2016 trip to Dubai we stayed at the Palace hotel downtown Dubai and my sister was keen to try the afternoon tea at the hotel at Al Bayt and would highly recommend it. The variety of cakes, pastries etc were fab and both my sister and I are vegetarians so they bought out a separate tray of... More 

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

Dear Chhaya_David, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is really wonderful to know that our afternoon tea was highly recommended. Happy to know that our offerings met your expectations in regards to the food & service provided. We aim to give our guest an royal feel whilst for our afternoon tea with the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Al Bayt for afternoon tea for my mum as she's had health problems last year and I wanted to treat her, I kid you not we had one of the best experiences here the best afternoon tea that Dubai can offer the experience, hospitality the ambiance the food the friendly staff especially a lady called Girley she made... More 

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Thank Deens27
Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Deens27, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us. It was our pleasure to have you here with your mum to celebrate Mother's day with us. So glad to know that you had a lovely time with us and we made your mother feel special and they are honestly. Your kind words of appreciation will... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our final day with visiting family, we enjoyed the buffet afternoon tea at Al Bayt. Delicious selection of treats, fresh and quickly replenished. The staff were welcoming and attentive and presented my brother and his wife with cakes to celebrate his birthday and their wedding anniversary. Beautiful venue which we always enjoy visiting.

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

Dear shabbards, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. It is such a pleasure to hear that you all had a lovely afternoon with us and made it special for your brother and his wife. We thank you for being our loyal guests and enjoying our offerings. You should come for our special Bvlgary Garden... More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was such a nice atmosphere and great service you would get. I had an afternoon tea buffet. Those food are wonderful and absolutely tasty. I have to mention that Joan who served my table, she is fantastic! she takes care of me all the time. I had a really great time here. highly recommended.

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Thank hiromi006
Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear hiromi006, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is really rewarding for us to have such a personalized reviews from our guest, who have had a lovely afternoon. Joan is truly amazing and passionate in her service, your kind words of appreciation will be shared with her personally to keep up the good... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have sampled many afternoon teas in Dubai and this is by far the best. The setting is beautiful with views of the Burj Khalifa and the fountains. There is a wide selection of food all of which is delicious and the staff are all lovely.

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

Dear watsonkathryn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Glad to know that you had a lovely experience with us again with our afternoon tea. We have introduced Bvlgary Garden afternoon tea a special concept only for the month of March. It is an elegant setting in our lawn with the Burj Khalifa. Look forward... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Yesterday we took Afternoon Tea at Al-Bayt. The setting is lovely. Good variety of sandwiches and pastries on the tea trolley and all very tasty. Service was excellent. My 8 year old daughter was with me and this was her first experience of an Afternoon Tea and she was treated so nicely by the staff - she felt like the... More 

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

Dear PollyWill, Thank you for sharing your experience at Al Bayt. We are so glad to hear that our team made your daughter feel special. Kids are always so special to us and we feel so joyfull having them. Your kind words of appreciation will be shared with the team to keep up the good work and it's with your... More 

Nairobi,Kenya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

The best afternoon tea experience in all of Dubai. Nothing compares to the offering and exquisite tea selection on offer here at this gem of coffee shop Al bayat in this pearl of a hotel.....keep it up team The Palace....see you soon....thank you...

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

Dear Anand N, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. Your kind words of appreciation is very valuable for my team to continue providing the excellent service. We really cherish our guests and always look forward to make them feel special and cared. We look forward in welcoming back soon. Warm regards, Glen More 

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204 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I had a lovely time today at Al Bayt and will most definitely be visiting again. The service was impeccable, delicious menu items and the live entertainment was simply mesmerizing - the violinist is just breathtaking.

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Thank Elena A
Glen P, Manager at Al Bayt, responded to this review

Dear Elena, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience. Glad to know that you had a lovey time with us and for your kind note on our offerings. The violinist is an additional touch to give a soothing ambience to our gests. We look forward in welcoming you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 7888
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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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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