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In a city that majors in putting together attractive afternoon teas propositions, it’s not easy to stand out.

Found on the Bluewaters Island, Caesars Palace Dubai is a heavyweight on the hotel scene, with a sparkling portfolio of Michelin-recognised restaurants, an IG-famous beach club, essential brunches, spectacular stays and of course, one of the city’s most regal afternoon teas.

Set in a venue with two picturesque terraces, and panoramic views of blue Gulf hues, the afternoon tea at The Lounge will cost you just Dhs180 per person, or Dhs300 with a glass of bubbles.

To nibble

The recently renovated interior space is a sanctuary of refined design, the perfect place for a spot of sophis-tea-cated grazing. Your afternoon ritual begins with an organic rooibos tea mocktail on arrival. Elegant finger foods to navigate include smoked salmon, coronation chicken and cucumber and organic egg sandwiches. There are plain and raisin scones, served with signature home-made jams, including raspberry and rose petal, orange and lemon marmalade, along with the mandatory Cornish clotted cream.

Of course the feast is not finished yet, there are French pastries such as blueberry tart with lemon marmalade, and a delicate almond shell; and the Chocolate Pencil – a chocolate ganache, pain d’epice, and caramel chocolate shavings.

To sip

The Lounge’s afternoon tea truly is an experience that honours the discerning tea fancier.

Explore a curated selection of fine tea blends made especially for the resort. Enjoy the refreshing notes of Caesars Bergamotto Verde, a green tea infused with the natural essence of Earl Grey’s main character, Italian bergamot. Or perhaps the Caesars Silk Road is the covetous tea you wish to spill – a blend of pu erh, oolong (fermented black tea leaves), and black tea enhanced with exotic aromatic notes of ginger and vanilla.

From one royal court to another… You can also choose Nina’s Marie Antoinette teas, whose original 1788 formula was famously adored by cake enthusiast and last queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Served on a stunning, Gram-candy golden tea set, enjoy a black Ceylon tea with rose petals and apples from the King’s Kitchen Gardens. Or The Hepburn, which blends black Ceylon fruit with zesty orange and creamy chocolate. Whilst The Magicienne, is an exotic fruit concoction with green tea pineapple and coconut.

This Collesseum of classy cuisine gets a thumbs up from us.

The Lounge, Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters, daily 2pm to 5pm, from Dhs180. Tel or WhatsApp: (0) 4 556 6466, email: dine@caesarsdubai.ae. caesars.com

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