In celebration of 50 years of the United Arab Emirates, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers presents a magical story-telling afternoon tea experience, featuring talented dancers and acrobatic stars from renowned international circuses. The luxurious beachfront hotel is widely known for its remarkable hospitality and diverse variety of culinary and entertainment experiences, including its infamous afternoon tea hosted at the Lobby Lounge and the hotel’s Observation Deck at 300 located on the 74th floor.
Elevating their established afternoon tea affair, the “Up in the Air” Circus event is jam-packed with exceptional live acts set in the stunning ambiance of the Lobby Lounge, composed of high-ceilings and spectacular interiors, to kick off the nation’s celebrations for its milestone Golden Jubilee. To bring in the grand celebration, the circus afternoon tea will feature a magnificent 50-layered cake inspired by 50 years of United Arab Emirates’ monumental achievements and success.
In addition to the grand cake, guests can delight in the traditional afternoon tea spread including scrumptious freshly baked warm scones with options of lemon curd, strawberry jam and clotted cream served alongside mouth-watering sandwiches such as a confit tuna, lemon infused crème fraiche with caviar pearls and black olive served on focaccia, roasted angus beef with horseradish crème served on an onion baguette. For those with a sweet tooth, an array of irresistible desserts will be present, such as a tangy lemon and raspberry roulade, pistachio panna cotta and orange marmalade macaroons along with a range of teas to perfectly round off the experience. Enjoy the selection of sandwiches and scones whilst spending the afternoon being captivated by the live performances, beautifully crafted by the utmost talents from around the world.
In line with the Abu Dhabi culinary season lasting until early December, and in partnership with the acclaimed Abu Dhabi Culinary department, the circus afternoon tea presents an outstanding performance, where each act centrals around a distinct theme to narrate a story through the main characters perspective. The storytelling will come to life through dramatic elements such as out-of-the-box props consisting of pianos, helium balloons and more. Guests can be enchanted with multiple varying acts including performances that will feature furniture items coming to life, complex acrobatic techniques on a hotel cart, elegant dances by stunning ballerinas as well as a show-stopping moment where performers will be suspended from an enormous helium ball, truly adding in a wow factor.
This unforgettable leisurely afternoon experience will take place at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 11th of November until the 8th of December, to take place at 1:00pm for the first show, and again at 3.15pm for a second show. The one-of-a-kind event is set at AED 325 per adult and AED 285 for children under 12.
The ”Up In the Air” afternoon tea is a truly memorable experience, to be shared and enjoyed with family and friends and is an utmost sociable way to enjoy a delicious selection of food and an incredible range of teas at the idyllic Abu Dhabi hotspot.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, + 971 2 811 5666