Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

Tania Lodi is the founder of Tania’s Teahouse. Dubbed as Dubai’s most Instagrammable café, she has become a key player in the region’s foodie scene. It was when Lodi completed a Bachelor of Honors in Psychology at the University of Toronto that her love for the café culture began. Suffering from a chronic pain condition during this time, she looked to tea for its wondrous health benefits. Learning that many people were also dealing with similar health problems alongside personal and social issues, she wanted to create a space for them, incorporating tea in a fun and healthy way. Thus, Tania’s Teahouse opened in April 2018, a space which introduces tea in a fun and healthy way. The café from the inside to out, captured the region’s attention even before it opened. Since opening, some of the world’s biggest brands – Nike to NARs and Fujifilm to Ounass – have hosted events at Tania’s Teahouse.