High Tea in the Desert | The Farm Al Barari

For a Brit, there nothing better than enjoying a spot of afternoon tea. Desert living isn't an excuse to miss out on this delectable quintessential tradition, so this weekend we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful desert Oasis - The Farm Al Barari to savour their high tea offering!

Situated on the private Al Barari estate, created by the Zaal family of the UAE, this gorgeous lush and unique dining experience offers a perfect escape. Even the drive up to the farm, the landscapers have done an incredible job of transporting you away from the bustle of the desert city, into a lush tropical paradise. 


The restaurant is gorgeous and with fresh produce and ambience being top of their agenda, spending time at this beautiful location is a real treat for all your senses. 

High tea begins serving at 3.30pm and costs 175 AED per person or 294 AED for two and includes a selection of scrummy mini sandwiches, petit four desserts and traditional fresh scones served with cream and jam and two drinks per person; 

Hubby made an online table reservation, which was quick and straightforward and I like that if your preferred time slot is unavailable, you are provided with the full list of the next available time slots. 

We booked our table for 3.30 pm to savour the delights of the High Tea, and we were pretty impressed with the selection and the cost. 

The restaurant is divided into sections including the indoor shop area that sells local and fresh produce, the middle indoor eating area located under a gazebo, to three main outdoor areas. As we booked our table, we got one of the best seats, directly overlooking the picturesque lake area. 

We were pleased with our seats however the only downside was the people walking straight behind our table even when we were eating, to take pictures of the lake.  

The Farm is a bustling but laid-back hangout, filled with locals ranging from families to couples, and as it's a child-friendly restaurant do expect to see some lovely excitable kids running around, but rather thoughtfully, the children's play area has been situated away from the central eating area. 

The lake is the spectacular focal point of the lush tropical gardens and provides a tranquil setting and hub for wildlife and birds. Surrounded by thick green tree's its hard to imagine its in middle of the desert.  The Farm is a gorgeous place to spend a lazy afternoon, and we thoroughly enjoyed our yummy High Tea for two.

I cannot rate this place highly enough and recommend a visit for the scenery and tranquillity alone. We will be back in the next few weeks, to try out the vast breakfast menu.  


High Tea in the Desert | The Farm Al Barari


Have you visited yet? Love to hear your thoughts and please leave your Afternoon Tea recommendations below!


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