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13 Best Places For Dessert In Dubai, UAE

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Caroline
Caroline
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It seems like, in recent years, Dubai has blown up in size and popularity. As the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is steadily growing as an unexpected hub for commerce and tourism. Known for its extravagant constructions such as the Burj Al Arab (a decadent luxury hotel) or the Palm Jumeirah, the city offers a plethora of activities. With Dubai’s vibe often going to the realm of luxury, it makes sense that its food scene would also grow exponentially. And for the sweet tooth in all of us, in this article, we take you to the best dessert spots in Dubai!

1. Ice Cream Lab

Just preparing nitrogen ice cream. As you do.
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Appropriately located near the Dubai Ice Rink inside of the Dubai Mall, the Ice Cream Lab is all you need to brave the Middle Eastern heat! This shop, as the name suggests, sells ice cream as well as milkshakes. But where it gets interesting is how they make said ice cream. They take fresh ingredients and freeze them with liquid nitrogen to create their ice cream, which is made individually in front of your eyes. Besides the quite spectacular show of seeing your ice cream being made, the base they use is 100% natural and organic.

Ice Cream Lab

Address: The Dubai Mall, 2nd Floor Food Court, Dubai, UAE

Website: Ice Cream Lab

Opening hours: 9 am - 1 am (Sun - Wed); 9 am - 2 am (Thu - Sat)

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2. Shakespeare and Co.

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This next shop may be located right in the heart of Dubai, but it will definitely take you on a jump through space and time, by bringing you to 18th century England. The interior is a true fantasy of an older Europe with chic decor. The menu offers a selection of teas, coffees, breakfasts, crepes, and ice cream. Reviews for this place praise the view of the outdoor seating, and the quality of the meals, especially for the price. This cafe won the BBC’s Good Food Awards of 2018!

Shakespeare and Co.

Address: My City Centre Al Barsha, Dubai Science Park, Dubai

Website: Shakespeare and Co.

Opening hours: 7 am - 12 am

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3. SugarMoo

Knafah, Knafeh
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This shop offers a wide variety of fancy and original cakes, made with a sweet tooth and a hefty amount of creativity. SugarMoo’s brand is pastel, cute, whimsical and definitely tasty. On their menu, you will find classic flavours such as Red Velvet, but also Arabic-inspired ones such as Kunafeh. They offer vegan options if needed or wanted.

SugarMoo

Address: DIB Warehouse 4, 318 road, Al Asayel Street, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: SugarMoo

Opening hours: 10 am - 9:30 pm

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4. Sugaholic Bakeshop

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This bakery has won the Best Desserts in Dubai Award from Zomato, and it’s not hard to see why. Sugaholic Bakeshop is a popular place for dessert in Dubai, mixing a colourful interior with delicious cakes and cupcakes. Their cakes are creative, tasty, and beautiful, quite like the type of cakes you’d drool over in food videos on the internet. The concept of this shop actually started with the initiative to raise funds for a child’s education in India. From that, they grew to help many more children and branched out to other charitable causes such as disaster relief.

Sugaholic Bakeshop

Address: 4 A St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Website: Sugaholic Bakeshop

Opening hours: 9:30 am - 11:45 pm

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5. Brownie Point - Karama

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This bakery, located in the Karama area of Dubai, is a well-appraised shop for chocolate lovers. They sell an impressive range of cakes, cupcakes, brownies, pies, tarts, so you’re sure to find something to indulge in. They also make customized cakes, for which they have a very comprehensive guide for on their website. All of their cakes are fully-vegetarian, and they specialize as well in egg-free cakes.

Brownie Point - Karama

Address: Al Kifaf Building, Opposite Bujuman Mall, Behind Avenue Building, Al, Karama, Dub - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Brownie Point

Opening hours: 8:30 am - 12 am

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6. GOSSIP Cafe & Desserts

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Located near the beach in Al Wasl area, GOSSIP Cafe and Desserts is a popular restaurant in Dubai. Born from a local Emirati brand, GOSSIP has a defined sleek and modern style. Various types of cakes and breakfast/dessert items adorn the menu. The food looks very appetizing, and the café’s 300 reviews vouch for the taste of the meals, and the quality of the service.

GOSSIP Cafe & Desserts

Address: Box Park - Al Wasl Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: GOSSIP Cafe & Desserts

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 7 am - 11 pm; Thu - Sat: 7 am - 1 am (closed on Thu & Fri)

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7. Billo Ice Cream

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This colourful shop located in Al Qusais area is a very popular place to get ice cream and milkshakes. Inspired by Pakistani cuisine, they have a selection of meals, alternating between Eastern and Western tastes. Their speciality is “falooda”, a flavorful type of drink traditional in the Indian subcontinent. You can sit inside for a dining experience, but if you’re on the go, the shop also has a drive-in!

Billo Ice Cream

Address: Shop #3, Building #25, Damascus Street, Al Qusais Industrial Area - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Billo Ice Cream

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 11 am - 1 am; Thu 12 pm - 3 am; Fri: 1:15 pm - 3 am

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8. Pascal Tepper French Bakery

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Pascal Tepper bakery, located right in the heart of Dubai, near the Palm Jumeirah, is a popular place for all types of pastries and other sweet goods. Inspired by European cuisine (from French, to English, Belgian and so forth), this bakery will let you enjoy your favorite morning treats: croissants, waffles, crême brulée, English muffins, and much more ! Don’t miss their brunch buffets on Fridays!

Pascal Tepper French Bakery

Address: The French Village, Riverland, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai

Website: Pascal Tepper French Bakery

Opening hours: 3 pm - 11 pm

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9. Go for a classic ice cream near the beach

Cold Stone Creamery
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This ice cream shop near the beach has everything you would expect from a classic ice cream shop: lots of delicious flavours you can choose from, appetizing toppings, and different options for how you want to eat it: will you choose the classic cardboard cup, or go for the biscuit cup? You can also buy their ice cream to bring back to your house if you want to enjoy yourself all night. And in case ice cream is not your thing, they also sell cakes and cupcakes!

Cold Stone Creamery

Address: Cluster R, Al Sarayat Street (North), - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Website: Cold Stone Creamery

Opening hours: 7 am - 1 am

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10. Sukar House of Desserts

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed

This modest shop near the beach may be small, but its cakes are nothing short of grandiose. Sukar House of Desserts serves a variety of appetizing cakes, with lots of different flavours and textures to choose from. The cakes are decorated with simplicity, but they are still sure to tickle your sweet tooth.

Sukar House of Desserts

Address: Shop No.7, Dubai Gate 1,Cluster Q, Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai - UAE

Website: Sukar House of Desserts

Opening hours: 12 pm - 10 pm

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11. Grom Gelato and Ice Cream

Grom Chocolate Gelato
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After a long day exploring the hot Arabian desert, wanting to cool off and stand by the air conditioner is only but normal. A fun way to indulge and get cool is to have a gelato at Grom. This Italian gelato store is renowned all over the world and has two branches in Dubai. Grom is located in Boxpark and Dubai Mall where avid sweet tooths can enjoy their signature gelato and ice cream flavors, the sellers which include hazelnut, pistachio, and cookies and cream among a number of other delectable flavors.

Grom Gelato and Ice Cream

Address: Financial Center Road Downtown Dubai, UAE

Website: Grom Gelato and Ice Cream

Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Sundays to Mondays

Contact: 971564080079

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12. Arabesq Sweets

Bakdash ice-cream shop in the old souk in Damascus
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Another great place to get cold treats in Dubai is at the Dubai Mall where travelers and locals alike can try the best of the best Arabian desserts. The best seller and most unique that should be checked off your foodie bucket list is the Bakdash Booza, the famous and authentic Syrian ice cream made of pistachios. This scintillating dessert is also organic and is made with natural ingredients and no additives. Serving a Bakdash Booza usually entails a performance bit with two-musician scoopers with drums beating it with a “dabkeh” using utensils and ice cream containers, truly a treat that amuses two out of the five senses at that.

Arabesq Sweets

Address: Lower Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Sundays to Mondays

Contact: +971 4 325 3515

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13. Walnut Grove

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Have a sweet and delightful treat and savor every bite of Walnut Grove’s traditional take on the Turkish delightful dessert of Ekmek kadayifi. Made with a special type of dehydrated bread soaked in sugary caramel syrup, this dessert is usually enjoyed during celebrations and gatherings, best with citrus cinnamon, and clove. This one of a kind pastry dessert is then topped with a thick Turkish cream called “kaymak” sprinkled with crushed pistachios or walnuts. After a scrumptious meal at Walnut Grove, make it a point to have tried this Turkish delight top off a fantastic meal out in Dubai.

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Explore Dubai's diverse food scene

Dubai food
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If you want to eat your way through Dubai, desserts are obviously an awesome choice, and this list should help you in finding the best and most popular spots in the city ! Enjoy yourself through a variety of meals, from Eastern flavors to Western influences.

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