On hot summer days, nothing tastes better and cools you down instantly than a delicious bubble tea. Bubble tea is a drink that is quite popular in Asian countries. It contains tea, tapioca balls, and fruit flavors. There are many types of bubble tea, and people should check out different flavors before deciding on one. So, where can you find the best bubble teashop in Dubai?
1. Bubbles And Boba
Bubbles and Boba was the first bubble teashop to introduce this delightful drink to Dubai in the early 2000s. On Mrs. Bubbles’ arrival in Dubai, she could not satisfy her craving for bubble tea, so she began her research into setting up her own shop. Together with Mr. Bubbles, the first Bubbles and Boba was opened in the Dubai Mall.
Bubbles and Boba offer three variations of this refreshing beverage, the traditional bubble teas, fruity teas, and smoothies. Those with dairy allergies need not worry, as most of their teas are dairy free.
As a tea lover myself, my favorite bubble tea on their vast menu is their Assam Milk tea with tapioca pearls. A particular mini shaking machine creates the bubbles this unique tea is universally known for.
A favorite of the kids is their bubble tea with popping fruity Boba that explodes with flavor in your mouth. It would be best if you gave them a try too. I guarantee you’ll feel like a kid again!
- Location: Level 2 of Dubai Mall
- Opening Time: open daily between 07:00 am to 9:30 pm
- +971 4 229 9083
2. Hub 7
Hub 7 in Jumeirah Lake Towers is a regular haunt of many locals and foreigners and is known to offer the seven most popular dishes in Dubai, namely, Pakistani, Filipino, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and American. It is also one of the well-liked bubble teashops in Dubai.
This infamous restaurant knows precisely how to prepare a light but flavorful tea consisting of bubbles with those chewy tapioca pearls. Their fruit teas are the ideal thirst-quencher on a hot day. And the reason for Hub 7 being the most popular bubble teashop in Dubai is their Premium Bubble tea.
If you need a caffeine hit, treat yourself to their caramel iced tea, another beverage best suited to hot weather. It consists of a milk-based tea with a touch of coffee and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
- Location: Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster M, Icon Tower Lake Level
- Opening Time: Open daily between 12:30 pm to 12:00 am
- Phone: +971 4 369 7649
3. Happy Lemon
Happy Lemon opened its first store in International City, Dubai, in 2018. Since then, three more outlets have opened: International City, Al Ghurair Center, Burjuman Center, The Outlet Village, and IBN Battuta. So popular is Happy Lemons’ bubble tea that plans are currently in place to open five more outlets in Dubai.
Happy Lemons’ bubble teas appeal to the younger generation because they use only fresh lemons, with other fresh ingredients in the preparation of their teas. They also use only the finest quality teas shipped in from Taiwan. Another remarkable aspect of this bubble teashop is the bubble teas do not contain artificial flavorings. So, you can enjoy this tea without fear of harming your body!
The best part about this teashop is that it allows you to customize your drink based on your preferences. So you select your base milk tea beverage, add your selection of toppings and finally throw in your choice of tapioca beads, jellies, and bubbles.
You can also detail how sweet you prefer your tea or if you like it without sugar. Happy Lemon also caters to those with dairy or gluten allergies.
- Location: Burjuman and Al Ghurair Center
- Opening Time: Open daily between 09:00 am to 12:00 am
- Phone: +971 4 296 5415
If you are searching for a more run-of-the-mill type of bubble tea, then Sharetea is the place for you. Their bubble tea style is closest to the original in flavor and taste. Since bubble tea originated in Taiwan, Sharetea has retained that authenticity in all the teas on their menu.
Nothing is more appetizing or appealing on a hot day than a cold, milk-based beverage topped with one or two (go on, have two!) scoops of ice cream with those chewy beads of tapioca. And even though the tapioca beads don’t have a particular taste, we crave them!
Sharetea has a wide variety of bubble tea that not only quench your thirst but are sure to lift your spirits too! If, like me, you love chocolate, then please try their Milo Milktea. Heaven is still a long way away, but from your first sip of this delicious goodness, you will hear trumpets play and see paradise!
For those health nuts, don’t stress that Sharetea has you covered as well. They have reintroduced their matcha series. A particular favorite is the all-time pairing of matcha with the sweet red bean. The sweetness of the red bean complements the bitterness of the matcha perfectly!
- Location: Deira City Center, Metro Station
- Opening Time: Open daily between 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Phone: +971 56 927 1743
Booba claims to have over a hundred varieties of beverages on their menu, so if you are adventurous, and enjoy trying new foods, then Booba is ideal for you. They even have something for that person who can never make up their minds!
You have options to go healthy and choose a green tea-based drink, or when you need a pick-me-up, try something sickeningly sweet with chocolate and loads of ice cream or cream.
If you are not a keen tea drinker, you can also choose from their selection of coffees, shakes, and smoothies.
Booba also allows you to customize your drink. You select your base beverage, either milk-based or fruit juice-based. Add toppings of your choice, and finally, the tapioca beads that make this drink so unique worldwide.
- Location: Dubai Mall
- Opening Time: Open from Sunday to Wednesday between 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- From Thursday to Saturday between 10:00 am to 1:00 am
- Phone: +971 4 422 8525
6. Zero Degrees Café
Are you a boba tea addict like I am? Then Zero Degrees Café, based in Al Satwa, has a bubble tea for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Zero Degrees Café’s catch slogan, “Healthy tea, healthy life,” encourages young adults to choose a healthier lifestyle by opting for tea-based beverages like bubble teas instead of sugary fizzy colas.
Zero Degrees is one of many bubble teashops that don’t use artificial flavorings or colorants in their beverages. When you look at their menu, you find traditional flavors like Jasmine green tea, Oolong tea, and matcha tea, and all these flavors take you back to Japan and Taiwan, the birthplace of tea and, more specifically, bubble tea.
You can choose the opposite end of the tea spectrum and try a mango boba milk tea. Mango and tea, you ask? I say be adventurous, and you wouldn’t know how it tastes unless you try. It has the flavor of a sweet mango lassi, the Indian smoothie, but with a hint of tea. Deliciousness in a tall glass!
But if traditional teas are not your cup of tea, Zero Degrees Café also has a great selection of fruit juice teas like their passion fruit tea and watermelon tea, which are perfect as thirst quenchers during Dubais’ hot summer days.
- Location: 73 6 A Street, Al Bada
- Opening Time: Open daily between 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Phone: +971 52 680 4001
7. Urth Café
Urth Café is an American concept brought to Dubai in 2018. Their popularity has attracted many celebrities who enjoy not just the delicious food and beverages served at Urth Café but also their stance on healthy, organic living.
Urth Café is all about sustainable living; therefore, none of its products contain artificial flavors or colorants. They are big on organic foods, so you can dine with a clean conscience and be assured that no harm can come to you.
Unlike some of the broader variations, other bubble teashops mentioned above are known for. They have a broad range of organic coffees and teas. However, their boba tea flavors are limited to traditional flavors, like black tea or green tea.
- Location: City Walk
- Opening Time: Open from Monday to Thursday between 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Friday to Sunday between 9:00 am to 12:00 am
- Phone: +971 4 589 7413
In many countries, tea is not simply a beverage to enjoy in the morning. There is a cultural significance around it, right down to the way it is poured. Chatime wanted to reintroduce this love of tea and draw young adults away from caffeinated, sugary fizzy drinks. And so, bubble teashops were opened across the globe with this concept in mind.
The teas used are brought from tea farms found high up the mountains in Taiwan, and the tender young buds are plucked to ensure maximum flavor. Their signature drink and my favorite is Pearl Milk tea. They also have a spectacular range of fruit bubble teas, and may I suggest their Hawaiian black tea.
So refreshing are their unique blends of fruit juice with tea it will make you crave more! And because you are in Dubai, another must try is their Karak pearl milk tea.
- Location: Al Satwa
- Opening Time: Open from Sunday to Thursday between 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Friday and Saturday are open between 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Phone: +971 55 899 2388
9. Joy Bubble Tea
Joy Bubble tea is another excellent place that serves the best bubble tea in Dubai. They, too, are concerned not just with protecting the environment, but this concern trickles down to sourcing ethically grown organic tea and using biodegradable silk tea bags.
Their catchphrase, “There’s joy in every cup,” definitely holds true! I have tried their cheesecake series and cannot decide on my favorite from that. If you prefer something less sweet, may I suggest their fruit teas, which are flavorsome and refreshing.
You also have the option to omit the sugar and try a natural sweetener instead. For those weight watchers and health nuts, there is also an excellent dairy and gluten-free range of beverages and meals to complement the bubble teas.
- Location: Damascus Street, No 5 Bin Demaithan Building
- Opening Time: Open daily between 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Phone: +971 4 255 0527
10. Latea Bubble Tea
After spending a day shopping at the mall, there is nothing better than to enjoy a cup of chilled boba goodness. Latea has a wide variety of milk and fruit teas sure to tempt and rejuvenate you. Shopping is hard work!
You cannot have a favorite on their menu. Go with an empty tummy and try as many as you can. I suggest the traditional brown sugar milk tea because it is so good topped with fresh cream.
Their boba beads are all handmade, then added to only the freshest natural ingredients. So no need to feel guilt after enjoying one of these great-tasting bubble teas!
- Location: Food Court, Ibn Battuta Mall
- Opening Time: Open daily between 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Phone: +971 50 708 0062
11. Moge Tee
Moge Tee is another international tea brand that’s settled in Dubai and has become a hit, especially amongst the younger crowd. With nearly five hundred stores across the globe, this company has changed how we enjoy a cup of tea.
Moge Tee uses only the best ingredients sourced from around the world. Take, for example, the cheese used in their fruit-cheese blends of teas. The freshest cheeses are brought in from Australia. Don’t knock this cheese, fruit, and tea concoction until you’ve tried it at least once.
This little bubble teashop is unafraid to experiment with flavors, textures, and tastes, as is visible with their avocado bubble tea. The vivid green from the matcha with a decadent Oreo milk tea base makes this a must-try for anyone new to bubble tea.
- Location: La Mer, Jumeirah
- Opening Time: Open from Sunday to Thursday between 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Friday to Saturday between 10:00 am to 1:00 am
- Phone: +971 4 590 5090