Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare, with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrowed collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime, for a wonderful time
If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz
Well it started in 1906 and has continued ever since, the words The Ritz are synonymous with everything that involves style and luxury. The musical Puttin' on the Ritz (1930) was about dressing up in your best gear and having a good time. Well I did exactly that earlier this week, thanks to the team at Explorer Publishing, who very kindly gave me a voucher for two for Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Carlton. (I entered their UAE for Free competition).
I am no stranger to the Ritz Carlton and have held many a Birthday Afternoon Tea there over the years. The Ritz Carlton is a beautiful hotel, with the best dressed Concierges in Dubai. The main thing that hits you when you enter their Lobby Lounge is the amazing ceiling and fabulous chandoliers that adorn it, just beautiful.
The Geordie One and I headed outside to the terrace, beautiful time of year for outside dining. There was a lovely breeze and the views, though not as good as they were pre The Palm are still very good. Within minutes an attentive waitress arrived and we ordered our Afternoon Teas which seemed to turn up in seconds. There is no way I can describe the three tiered cake stand and it's contents that will give it the justice it deserves, but let's just say when The Geordie One goes silent you know it's good!!!
A couple of hours later, and full of scones, jam and clotted cream we headed home where all I wanted to do was curl up on the sofa, no dinner was made that evening in Casa GA.
Thanks to Dubai Explorer and The Ritz Carlton for letting us experience what is without doubt the best Afternoon Tea in Dubai. For those of you who are wondering, it's also excellent value for money at just 125 dhs a head.