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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (42 reviews)
“arabic sweets” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 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 5 days ago via mobile

A place with a great service, amazing food, wonderful natural juices (what is not very common) and a beautiful atmosphere. Amazing ! If you want a whole insider experience, and not just quality food ... that’s the right choice.

Thank Mille R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute delight to eat here. Beautiful restaurant with white rattan furniture and a leaf canopy so it is in the shade. Was constantly busy whilst we were there. We had the lamb skewers and my other friend had a falafel wrap and a salad. Food...More

Thank henlta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly people guided us to our table, serving was fast ad food was great. Prices were OK for Dubai standards. Most importantly however was the atmosphere, you really feel like in an Arabian restaurant, far away from being in a tourist trap. Something to...More

Thank RDWilde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic and traditional Arabic restaurant located in Burj Dubai next to the creek river (walking distance from al Fahidi station). It feels like an oasis in the middle of the souks and it has very good value for money. It is very nice decorated, they...More

Thank alexpi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm pretty sure you'll end up staying at this place for longer than you intended. A pretty place to sit and chill with your preferred drink - be that tea, coffee, sugary iced lemonades or sip straight from the coconut. We ended up staying for...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic oasis of calm - the interior is bright and welcoming and the food is very good. Excellent service, the staff were happy to offer suggestions and tips on dishes to try. Wide selection of traditional teas to try and a great food selection....More

Thank Declan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One would expect that a place like this in the touristy area of the old quarters, the Bastikia quarter, the food would be lousy and outrageously priced. But no, we were very pleasantly surpised to find the place with very courteous service, serene ambience with...More

1  Thank GranDia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could not decide what rating to give on this one, because I really liked the place despite a poor experience in a couple of ways. The setting is awesome - clean, bright, comfortable. Menu is great - something for everyone My wife had the...More

Thank jojoishere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a dinner at this restaurant and the atmosphere is really nice, the interior is great and the staff was really polite. I had a salad with Halloumi cheese and it was very delicious , but I would love to have some dressing to...More

Thank Verilala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd time to come to Arabian Tea house for lunch and book reading. This time we came with our family of 9 and were surpassingly surprised with the kind of service we received from Mohammed the manager. We were not only recommended...More

Thank Heba Mohammed A
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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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.
29 September 2017|
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Response from Alfa A | Reviewed this property |
no they do not
16 July 2017|
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Response from Ms_McLovinTravelling | Reviewed this property |
no need for a reservation for lunch, we just walked in and there was 3 of us, not.overly crowded and we got a table no problem. maybe a reservation would be best for dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 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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