London is typically synonymous with the traditional afternoon tea so it seemed like a great idea to sample it elsewhere .. and where better than Raffles in Dubai.
For a starting price of AED 249 for two (approx £50) you can have tea or coffee and the full menu on offer. If you would like a glass of champagne instead the cost escalates to AED 449 for two (approx £90).
The sandwiches, scones and cakes were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious and there was a wide range of different teas available. Of course we could not finish everything so they offer a take home pack so you can continue your feast at home. You do have to sign a disclaimer if you choose this option.
Every month they raffle off (no pun intended) a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes for one lucky diner. I wonder if I will win this month? This offer lasts until the end of September 2016.
The Manolo Blahnik Collection is offered every day in Raffles Salon, located in the lobby, from 2pm to 7pm.
Raffles is situated near Dubai Airport and like most of the hotels has a valet service so you don't need to worry about car parking if you are driving.