In commemoration of 50 years of the United Arab Emirates, Raffles the Palm Dubai, the opulent beachfront haven located on Palm Jumeriah’s West Crescent, is showcasing an enriched afternoon tea experience to embody the culture and traditions of the UAE at Blüthner Hall. Blüthner Hall offers a uniquely intimate, yet grand atmosphere complemented by the iconic handcrafted Blüthner Louis XIV Grand Piano. The UAE National Day afternoon tea will be served starting from Friday 25th of November until the 3rd of December, every day from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, for only AED 220 per person.
To embark on the nation’s celebration for its milestone Golden Jubilee, the afternoon tea will feature a menu inspired by the historical spice trades of the country celebrating notes of cardamon, rose, halwa, Kashmiri chilli, orange blossom, saffron and fennel to name a few, presented to reflect the colours of the nation’s flag. The menu features delectable regional dishes such as falafel wraps, beetroot moutabal sandwich, chicken shawarma wraps and sweet delights including luqaimat, apricot mahalabia, umm ali and osh el bulbul.
Served daily during the UAE National Day week at the grand Blüthner Hall, a majestic setting featuring high ceilings and soaring views of the Palm, the experience will be completed with a live pianist playing classics inspired by the country’s sophistication and refined taste. The fine assortment of pastries complemented by a range of teas and classical music will evoke a wholesome atmosphere where guests can come together for the festivities.
Raffles The Palm Dubai’s Cinq Mondes Spa will join the celebrations and introduce treatments to be purchased alongside the afternoon tea, inspired by the local favourite karak chai. A spiced-up spa experience exploring the Emirati tradition with a wellness twist, the relaxing treatment will use the finest quality black tea leaves and fragrant saffron spices infused within the unique body scrub. The rejuvenating scrub will be followed by a blissful signature massage designed to revive, refresh, and relax.
The Spa experience is priced at AED 650per person.
Making the celebrations as grand as the occasion, there will be a falcon show on the lawn grounds throughout the week of the jubilee at 5:00pm.