BUSI­NESS MEET­INGS

Dubai’s best af­ter­noon tea spots

Business Traveller (India) - - CONTENTS - WORDS RI­AAN JA­COB GE­ORGE

In the glitzy city cen­tre of Dubai, there is no dearth of lunch­ing and din­ing op­tions. e Mid­dle Eastern busi­ness hub is also con­sid­ered to be one of the world’s F&B cap­i­tals. Cor­po­rate trav­ellers are al­ways on the look­out for suit­able spa­ces that lend them­selves to meet­ings. A er­noon tea is, thus, a pre­ferred choice for many pro­fes­sion­als to host meet­ings in the quiet com­fort of a ho­tel cafe, lounge or bar. Here are some of our favourite places in Dubai where you can ne­go­ti­ate a deal, or make a pre­sen­ta­tion as you sip on your favourite rst ush.

LA FARINE CAFÉ & BAK­ERY JW Mar­riott Mar­quis Dubai

is ul­tra-chic space boasts an up­beat vibe thanks to its pop-colour decor, but re­tains cer­tain age-old teatime tra­di­tions like tiered sand­wich plat­ters, scones and pas­tries. Head over to La Farine for the aptly named "Salon de e Ex­pe­ri­ence" where you start with a host of savouries like Tru ed Egg Vol Au Vent, and the all-time favourite Coro­na­tion Chicken Bri­oche. Choose from a host of pas­tries rang­ing from nanciers and eclairs to tartlets and cheese­cakes, fol­lowed by a round of scones with cherry jam and lemon curd. A se­lec­tion of gourmet teas from around the world is in­cluded.

Price: AED 140/ INR 2,600 per head. jw­mar­riottmar­quis­dubail­ife.com →

LOBBY LOUNGE The Ritz-Carl­ton, Dubai

Host an af­ter­noon brain­storm­ing ses­sion at one of Dubai’s most glam­orous ad­dresses. The Ritz-Carl­ton, Dubai’s Lobby Lounge ex­udes clas­sic el­e­gance through its un­der­stated decor. The af­ter­noon tea will have you rav­ing with its Tra­di­tional Treat menu, fea­tur­ing pas­tries and savouries, as well as scones ac­com­pa­nied by De­von­shire clot­ted cream. Their most in­ter­est­ing of­fer­ing, how­ever, will pique the in­ter­est of all the cor­po­rate gen­tle­men out there. The Gen­tle­men Treat af­ter­noon tea es­chews the al­legedly dainty teatime de­lights and serves up more ro­bust of­fer­ings like wagyu slid­ers, ac­com­pa­nied by some sin­gle malt.

Price: Up­wards of AED 285/ INR 5,300 per head. ritzcarl­ton.com

THIS PAGE: La Farine Café & Bak­ery boasts an up­beat vibe; and serves a se­lec­tion of gourmet teas from around the world

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