Time for Tea: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi Welcomes Guests for Afternoon Tea at Al Meylas, “The Living Room of Abu Dhabi”
Located in the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, Al Meylas, the light, sophisticated lounge known as “the living room of Abu Dhabi” launches a choice of two pampering Afternoon Teas daily beginning Eid Al Fitr. Al Meylas, translated to “place of gathering” pays homage to the capital’s Arabic culture with a warm welcome and generous hospitality, the perfect setting for exquisite Afternoon Tea whether traditional English or Middle Eastern inspired.
Blending urban chic and understated luxury, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi celebrates its waterfront location with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, emphasising light, open spaces and showcasing more than 2,000 pieces of culturally connected artwork from local and international artists. At the heart and soul of the Hotel, Al Meylas welcomes natural light, set against expansive views of the city skyline and the sparkling waves of the Arabian Gulf, a perfect setting for elegant Afternoon Tea.
Al Meylas welcomes guests to sip a variety of flavourful hand-selected teas, artful coffees and non-alcoholic cocktails accompanied by sweet and savoury delicacies. The English Pampering Afternoon Tea presents contemporary classics including Scottish smoked salmon macaroons with American caviar and freshly baked warm traditional scones, as well as intricate highlights from the pastry kitchen such as apple pie éclair, tiramisu chocolate lollipops and pistachio rolls with chamomile glaze.
Those looking for a taste modern Arabic flavours can opt for the Middle Eastern Pampering Afternoon Tea with savoury delights from hummus to mutabal, tabbouleh, whole wheat pita and mini zaatar manakish. This is followed by an array of sweet treats for dessert connoisseurs including kustawi date, almond brownies,muhallabia, rice pudding and saffron sago panna cotta. Al Meylas also showcases a selection of must-try homemade ice creams in uniquely authentic tastes such as camel milk, baklava, saffron and Arabic coffee.
As an authentic gesture of hospitality, guests gathering in Al Meylas are offered a scent from the lounge’s partner, Tola Perfumery, to enhance the Afternoon Tea dining experience. Tola showcases eight evocative fragrances to capture the hearts of aficionados looking for excellence, craftsmanship and genuineness. Each scent tells a story of its own. Inspired by qahwah (Arabic coffee) and bukhoor (incense), which are the symbols of Middle Eastern warm hospitality and rich tradition, the Tola smelling cups, found on each Al Meylas table, have been developed to combine and capture the Gulf-ingrained customs by introducing them in a unique way.
Whether a relaxing heartfelt catch up or celebration of a special occasion among cherished friends and loved ones, chic guests can enjoy pampering Afternoon Tea with comfortable sofas, Middle Eastern ambiance andFour Seasons signature service in a homely atmosphere, majlis-style.
Middle Eastern Pampering Afternoon Tea and English Pampering Afternoon Tea are available in Al Meylas from Eid Al Fitr 2016, from 3:00 until 6:00 pm daily, priced at AED 120 (price subject to local tourism fees).