Right after I landed from San Francisco, I had two very special guests come to stay… Mum and Dad!
They were on their way to Australia to visit my grandparents and decided to stop over in Dubai for a couple of days to break up the journey a little.
As a pre-Christmas treat, I took them to afternoon tea. I chose the Waldorf as it’s on the Palm, so it has a great view over Dubai.
I’d made a reservation to make sure they had enough scones for us (what’s an afternoon tea without scones after all!) but there was barely anyone else there, so this wasn’t really necessary.
We were taken to our table on the terrace, overlooking the hotel’s garden and pool area.
There were three types of afternoon tea to choose from; The “London”, “Parisien” and a special Christmas one. We decided on one of each!
On one side we could see the Palm, on the other side we looked over to Dubai Marina.
We chose our teas, and out came a huge trolley covered in all sorts of pots of tea!
We also got a selection of jams, and a deliciously refreshing fruit salad.
Mum liked the look of this strawberry tart!
After eating more than our fair share, we wandered down to the gardens for a stroll.
After a walk along the beach it was time to head back home for a sit down to let all of that food digest!
All in all a very lovely afternoon at a beautiful hotel, and a most delicious afternoon tea!
Thanks for coming to stay, Mum and Dad!