TIME FOR AFTERNOON TEA
Al Meylas welcomes Afternoon Tea to the ‘living room of Abu Dhabi’
19 June, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: 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 Tea’s daily from 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, emphasizing light, open spaces and showcasing over 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, an iconic 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 ‘Middle Eastern Pampering Afternoon Tea’ with savoury delights from Hummus, mutabal, tabbouleh, whole wheat pita to mini zaatar manakish. 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 lounges 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 (insence) which remains to be the symbol 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 introducing them in a unique way.
Whether a relaxing heartfelt catch up or celebration of a special occasion amongst cherished friends and loved ones, chic guests can enjoy pampering Afternoon Tea with comfortable sofas, Middle Eastern ambiance and Four Seasons signature service in a homely atmosphere, majlis-style.
Middle Eastern Pampering Afternoon Tea and English Pampering Afternoon Tea are available in Al Meylas daily from Eid Al Fitr 2016, from 3pm until 6pm, priced at AED 120*.
*Prices are subject to local tourism fees.
About Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
In a vibrant urban community right on the water, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island welcomes guests with bright, open spaces, embracing expansive views of the city skyline and the sparkling waves of the Arabian Gulf. On dynamic, upscale Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination – Four Seasons is located within a 34-storey glass tower, both high-tech and environmentally advanced. Sophisticated new concepts throughout the Hotel define Four Seasons as Abu Dhabi’s most exciting waterfront location. Blending urban chic and understated luxury, we offer 200 light-filled accommodations, including 38 suites – all with water views. With six creative restaurants and lounges, this is Al Maryah Island’s premier location for stylish entertaining. All venues open to outdoor waterfront terraces and most include private dining rooms. Relaxation awaits in the radiant Dahlia Spa – with separate fitness and treatment facilities for men and women. Our expansive swimming pool offers a cool social scene with skyline views. With two bright, airy ballrooms that open onto the water, Four Seasons is Abu Dhabi’s most desirable address for meetings, social events and weddings. Every moment is elevated by thoughtful Four Seasons service, anticipating each guest’s unique personal needs – whether the goal is relaxing on vacation or staying efficient for business.