Fancy a festive cuppa?

The festive season is upon us and that means getting involved in all the incredible plans we can manage in Abu Dhabi. We’re talking about the best Christmas celebrations and of course, at the top of that list are the festive afternoon teas.

Here are 7 festive afternoon teas to make you feel merry in Abu Dhabi. 

Hilton Yas Island

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Taking place at Osmo Lounge and Bar this festive season, enjoy a carousel of festive treats with both savoury and sweet delights on board. Festive magic guaranteed.

Hilton, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily from Dec 1 2023 to Jan 6 2024, Dhs250 for two.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island

The Drawing Room is bringing a Christmas-themed afternoon tea to the St. Regis Saadiyat Island, this season, complete with twelve festive treats to mark the festive season. Tuck into seasonal classics given a St Regis twist, while enjoying the fun-filled holiday ambience.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island, daily from 3pm to 6pm, from Dhs195. Tel: (0)2 498 8443

Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

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Expect all of the tea time classics at this festive afternoon tea. Think Yule log, Christmas cookies, and of course, Panettone, while you admire the stunning desert surroundings.

Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa, Al Wathba South, daily from 4pm to 7pm, Dhs195 per person.Tel: (0)2 204 4444

St. Regis Abu Dhabi

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Indulge in an array of incredible baked goods with stunning festive flavours at Crystal Lounge. Kicking off with seasonally-themed sandwiches, followed by holiday sweet treats and freshly baked scones, enjoy it alongside fragrant loose-leaf teas, or for Dhs100 add on a glass of bubbly.

Crystal Lounge, St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche St, Al Bateen, daily from 2pm to 6pm Dhs 195 per person, Dhs295 with prosecco, Dhs95 for children. Tel: (0)2 694 4553

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Lobby Lounge, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Dig into traditional Christmas mince pies and unmissable Christmas cake, all while enjoying the stunning backdrop of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The tiered tower of festive treats comes with a selection of leaf and herbal teas, or add a glass of sparkling for Dhs55. This sounds like our kind of festive celebration.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, daily 2pm to 6pm, valid from Dec 5 to Jan 1, Dhs149 per person, additional Dhs55 for prosecco. Tel:(0)56 502 4999

Park Hyatt Saadiyat Island

Pastry chef Michele Stasi has curated a special selection of lip-smacking sweets at The Library to enjoy as you get together with loved ones. Classic scones, finger sandwiches and a range of teas and coffee are all on offer.

Park Hyatt, Al Saadiyat Island, daily 12.30pm to 5pm, valid from Dec 8 to Dec 30, Dhs 140 add Dhs30 for a glass of prosecco. Tel: (0)2 407 1234

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Your mornings just became a little bit more festive. Anytime from 7am to 9pm you and your better half are invited to enjoy a delightful breakfast while you sit on the breezy beachside.

Khalidiya Palace Rayaan by Rotana, Corniche Street, Al Khubeirah daily from 7am to 9pm, valid throughout Dec, Dhs199. Tel: (0)2 657 0000

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