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Experience
Emirati Hospitality

The First Authentic Emirati Cuisine since 1997
Welcome to
Arabian Tea House Restaurant

A journey into Dubai’s past could well begin through the door of a quaint tea house in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, once known as Al Bastakiya. As you step into the Arabian Tea House (although old-timers would still prefer to call it the Basta Art Café), you transported into the old times, authentic style with turquoise benches, white rattan chairs, lace curtains and beautiful flowers,  enjoying your cup of gahwa (traditional Arabic coffee) in the shade of an old tree and the languid air swoons around you, dreamlike, as if it were always afternoon.

Why Arabian Tea House?

OUTDOOR SEATING

To enjoy delicious, traditional food and precious, good weather.

HISTORICAL & ICONIC VIEWS

A picturesque view of historical buildings and modern architecture add a twist to overall experience.

EMIRATI HOSPITALITY

To experience Emirati hospitality in the way how dishes were being served before.

FAMILY RECIPES

To taste traditional Emirati food based on family recipes.

Taste of genuine
traditional Emirati hospitality
Breakfast
Appetizer
Salad
Sandwiches
Main Course
Special Barbeque
Drinks
Desserts
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OUR MENU
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Our Signature Dishes

Kids Breakfast Tray

Colorful tray of scrambled eggs as a main dish, served with balaleet, yogurt, bread, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Kids Lunch Tray

 Lunch tray with white rice and minced chicken kabab as main dish, with a side of fresh carrots and cucumbers, sweet grapes and tanoor bread, along with strawberry lassi.  

Tahta Laham

Tender shredded lamb cooked in Emirati spices served between two layers of white rice and topped with caramelized onions, fresh coriander leaves, and dried raisins, served with salad and yogurt.

What Our Guest Says
  •   We stopped in to this lovely tea house for breakfast. The restaurant is so cute with an outdoor feel inside with air conditioning, a welcome accommodation in the desert heat!... read more

    thumb Katie C
    11/07/2019
  •   This place is good for eveyone: families,kids, couples,friends, residents and tourists.

    Brekfast finishes at 1 am if you're a late rider but you can still order everything on the... read more

    thumb rawano453
    11/08/2019
  •   Located in the Old Town of Dubai. The ambiance is really cool and authentic. Very old and rustic. Waiters are very hospitable and accommodating. And the food.... its to die... read more

    thumb jaomd
    11/14/2019
  •   we had visited this particular establishment on a previous evening during a walking foodie tour. We thought the menu looked interesting enough that we decided we'd go back and try... read more

    thumb Curtis S
    11/12/2019
  •   Delicious fresh food served promptly and piping hot, pretty surroundings with greenery and great air conditioning. Cheerful attentive staff and all around pleasant experience. Will bring guests again in future!

    thumb brigidr2017
    11/08/2019

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