If you haven’t opened the boot of your car and sat there spilling all the tea (pun intented) while sipping on a karak then you probably haven’t lived long enough in this country or learned about this simple but popular social activity around Dubai.
Koukh al Shay cafeteria
All the OG Dubai kids & young adults grew up drinking karak from here while taking a stroll along the empty parking lot. Special mention to the delicious Oman chips & chili chicken paratha.
Al Hara Cafeteria
This hidden gem in Al Karama at Al Hara Cafeteria, where a delightful cup of karak chai awaits to enchant your taste buds. Indulge in their extensive menu featuring an impressive array of over 100 distinct chai flavors, ensuring each visit is a delightful journey through a world of aromatic and flavorful teas.
Raju omelet is the talk of the town when it comes to delicious Indian street food based on egg dishes but what’s a better combo than breakfast & karak. Time to load up on delightful protein and chai.
Project Chaiwala, a quintessentially Dubai concept, spans four locations across the city, offering a vibrant blend of traditional chai served by lively ‘chaiwalahs’ in creatively adorned spaces. Project Chaiwala’s Dh12 karak chai justifies its premium price by ensuring a taste experience that convinces customers to embrace the higher cost for this elevated and satisfying beverage.
Bait al shay
Located in Rashidiya, a cozy cafeteria offers a diverse selection of sandwiches and hot beverages, creating the ideal setting for a satisfying meal. Don’t miss the chance to explore their unique almond-flavored or pistachio milk options.
At FilLLi, immerse yourself in the rich narrative of the owner’s schooldays, artfully displayed in most outlets, while savoring their delightful tea and snacks. Indulge in the must-try chocolate chai for a treat, as FiLLi Cafe seamlessly blends remarkable taste with an extraordinary experience, renowned for its signature zafran tea and distinctive chai blend.
Chai and co
Despite its name, this stylish eatery extends its offerings beyond tea, making it an ideal spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Be sure to indulge in their special saffron-infused karak tea for a unique and flavorful experience.
In the Indian subcontinent, the suffix “ji” is a gesture of respect, and when it comes to the beloved karak, it’s only fitting to honor it with the utmost regard. Experience the excellence of the classic or add an extra kick with the ginger saffron variation.
Arabian Tea house
Indulge in the authentic flavors of Emirati cuisine at this refined restaurant. Opt for the classic karak, prepared to perfection, or embrace the comforting warmth of the hug-in-a-mug cinnamon milk tea paired with a plate of traditional delights.
Karak & Rigag café
Experience the breathtaking views of Dubai Mamzar, accompanied by the gentle breeze and a steaming cup of karak at Karak and Rigag Café. Don’t miss the opportunity to pair your tea with their crepe-like dessert, creating a satisfying teatime indulgence.