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Indulge in the authentic Emirati flavors at Arabian Tea House, a restaurant that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of the UAE. With multiple branches in Dubai and Sharjah, this establishment offers a truly immersive dining experience. Step into the cozy ambiance of the restaurant, where you can relish traditional Emirati dishes like Machboos, Harees, and Luqaimat. The menu is a delightful mix of Arabic and Emirati flavors, prepared using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. The decor is also an ode to Emirati culture, with Arabic-inspired interiors and cozy seating areas. You can savor your meal indoors or opt for an al fresco dining experience in the serene outdoor seating area. Whether
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional customer service, a delightful atmosphere, and delectable cuisine. Conveniently located – highly recommend this restaurant. Appreciate it!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was terrible. It looks like I owe her a lot of money. No smile at all. I think I will never come back again. TerribleMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, We would like to express our gratitude for your recent visit and for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Your input is highly appreciated, and we are committed to improving our services based on our customers' experiences. To help...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Arabian tea house gets 5 stars for ambience but the food is average. The breakfast is better than the food. We really enjoyed the breakfast trays. The halloumi tastes funny so I wouldn’t recommend anything with halloumi in it but the rose jam needs...a special recommendation.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic dining experience at Arabian Tea House. The ambiance was cozy, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed January 19, 2024

The staff's knowledge and passion for the cuisine, paired with impeccable service, made the evening memorable.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed January 14, 2024

The service was friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the food and they had a wide selection of dishes. The restaurant is pretty popular so reservations are recommended or be willing to wait or sit outside.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2024

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed January 14, 2024

THE BEST RESTAURANT IN DUBAI, YEP I SAID THAT. I love this place. I have gone solo, with friends, family, on a date. It is traditionally decorated and the food is just incredible. I love the staff and the historical area.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2024

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed January 13, 2024 via mobile

We visited Arabian Tea house today for lunch. We had visited a year back and always felt the experience was good and are always happy to wait for a table. Unfortunately this time after being taken to the table and ordering the food came twenty...minutes after the order. Only one dish that we ordered came to the table. After five minutes we asked for the other food. We were asked if we wanted to order another chicken sandwich but had already ordered the kebab. The waiter then told us that the other waiter did not key in the dish we had ordered. He said it would take another 20 minutes for the dish and asked if we wanted humus instead with bread or a rice dish. We then passed on the order and ate one chicken sandwich between three. The character of the place is not the same and we’re we’re also rushed to leave after finishing the food. There was no apology for the error made. It is unfortunate that the place comes across now as commercial and has lost its characterMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2024

Dear Chlos, We would like to express our gratitude for your recent visit and for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Your input is highly appreciated, and we are committed to improving our services based on our customers' experiences. To help...More

Reviewed January 7, 2024

The Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe is in the Bastakia district (the real old district of Dubai), where you don't feel the hectic and stressful business. The restaurant is modeled on an old house made of clay. You can either order a table in...the very pleasant interior of the house or there is also some seating outside in front of the restaurant. The entrance area is very nicely designed, then you come to a small courtyard that houses a beautiful, large shady tree, small, beautifully set tables all around, lots of green plants that invite you to linger. The Arabian Tea House, with its comfortable, pleasant white wicker furniture, offers an oasis of calm not only for tourists but also for locals who use this as a social meeting place to relax and unwind. However, the interior of the restaurant really has a very calm, relaxed charm, so we always prefer a table at the back of the restaurant, the walls are decorated with old photos from the historical period of Dubai. You can come here either for lunch, dinner or just for a cafe, as the menu (simple and traditional snacks, drinks from the region as well as contemporary dishes and drinks) offers a large selection - we usually enjoy a cafe break with a date milkshake in the afternoon, Date Cake and Mahalabia - really beautifully served and tastefully really a hit, here you can relax in peace. The service was very nice and courteous. More than over hundre selections of teas from all the world - Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic and India - are offered (black tea, green tea, white tea, tea, flowering tea, rooibos tea and chai tea). The price-performance ratio is quite okay due to the great ambience and the good products. If this review was helpful to you, please activate the “Helpful Button”!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2024

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed January 2, 2024 via mobile

We had an outsdanding experience at the Arabian Tea House. One of the best food experiences in Dubai hands down! We had the Emirati Platter with dates syrup, rose jam, cheese, rice, different types of bread and fava beans, and it was incredibly delicious. Palate...pleasure! Loved that the staff is very multi-cultural, friendly & attentive. We got served very quickly even though the places was full! I also loved the Avocado-Dates smoothie. This restaurant is a must-go when in Dubai & great place to start the food experience year. Don't miss it!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2024

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed December 28, 2023

The food was delicious, we had the fattoush salad and biryani chicken and portions were quite big. The staff were very friendly and service was quick. We didn’t have to wait to be seatedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Arabian Hospitality, Marketing at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2024

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed December 24, 2023

This place not only serves delicious teas and foods, but the staff is also outstanding! We were served rapidly and with beautiful smiles. Another thing that made me really appreciate this place is the ambiance. So comfortable and away from the hustle and bustle in...old Dubai. A perfect place to come to relax and recover a bit!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Ali Alrais, Owner at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2023

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed December 22, 2023 via mobile

It was very average Food was ok but the service was awful , I asked the staff about Emirates discount and the refused and they informed me that is not available on Friday however I show them the terms and conditions for Emirates crew that’s...was mentioned the all the days discount is available away from weekend and public holidays and they still insisting that now discount the waiter his name mohamed called his arrogant supervisor Ziad or something like that and he confirmed that’s no discount as per the place policy , I didn’t appreciate the way and the approach and will not come againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Ali Alrais, Owner at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2023

Dear Ahmed, We extend our sincere appreciation for your recent visit and for dedicating time to share your valuable feedback. Your insights are invaluable to us, and we are dedicated to refining our services in alignment with the experiences of our esteemed customers. Regrettably, in...More

Reviewed December 17, 2023

They have really good Karak Tea. The service is really good and friendly. The pricing is very affordable. Overall a good experience at tea time.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Ali Alrais, Owner at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2023

Dear Customer, We would like to extend our gratitude for choosing to visit us. It is with great pleasure that we receive your positive feedback, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We are committed to providing exceptional...More

Reviewed December 10, 2023

Very nice food and atmosphere! Would give 5 stars if wasn’t for the caged birds.. made me sad have to sit next to 3 birds locked in a very small cage!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Ali Alrais, Owner at Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2023

Dear Customer, Thank you for visiting us. We are glad you had a good time, and we will consider your feedback. We hope to serve you again. Regards, Customer Satisfaction Team Arabian Fish House

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If you are coming from the gold souq you'll have to take the abra to the other side. Arabian Tea House is in Al Fahidi which is on the other side of the creek. Once you're in Fahidi and are still willing to do some... More
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I always park before the roundabout, there's heaps of public parking there. You'll just need to walk a little and cross over the roundabout.
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Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5