The Best Desserts In Dubai And Where To Try Them

Photo of Salwa Chamsi-Pasha
16 October 2016

Dubai has every cuisine imaginable available. Particularly noteworthy are the delicious desserts the country offers. Here’s our guide to the must-try Dubai desserts and where to find them.

Cotton Candy | © Home Bakery

Cotton Candy

Bakery, Middle Eastern, Dessert, $$$
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Layers Of Jarful AE's Banoffee Pie
Layers Of Jarful AE's Banoffee Pie | Courtesy of Jarful
Home Bakery has some of the best desserts in town. Our favorite is the Cotton Candy – a vanilla cream and strawberry jam chiffon cake with freshly cut strawberries and coulis. The cake is topped with bubblegum ice cream and covered in a mountain of fluffy cotton candy sprinkled with home-made popping candy.

Cake In a Jar

Jarful offers a revolutionary concept to eating cake. Simply put, their signature is a portion of cake in a jar. It is ideal as a snack and, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, it’s convenient enough to carry in your purse. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance and the minimum order is six jars. There are nine flavors to choose from. Try the carrot cake jar with cream cheese frosting.

Jarful,, +971 508879726

“L’Africain” Old-fashioned Hot Chocolate | Courtesy of Angelina

Angelina, Dubai

Restaurant, Tea Room, Dessert, Middle Eastern, $$$
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Le Vacherin Du Relais
Le Vacherin Du Relais | © VelvetyPie
The hot chocolate at Angelina Tea Room is so dense it could qualify as a full on dessert. It is so thick it seems as though the drink is simply melted chocolate bars. We don’t know what their secret ingredient is but it definitely hits the spot after a good lunch.

Le Vacherin du Relais

The renowned Le Relais de L’entrecote has a dessert called the vacherin. There are two versions of vacherin to choose from. One is a piled tower of vanilla ice cream and meringue drizzled with chocolate sauce; it is the perfect combination of both crunchy and smooth. The other variation is vanilla ice cream and berry sorbet with meringue drizzle in berry sauce. Both are extremely delicious.

Le Relais De L’Entrecote Shop 2, Emaar Boulevard, Opposite Vida Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 434 0122

Nutella Mini Pancakes

If you’re looking for a quick snack while walking along Kite Beach then look no further than the bite-size pancakes at Holland House. The pancakes can be covered, dunked, or smothered in your topping of choice. Top your pancakes with Nutella, honey, maple syrup, Kraft cheese, icing sugar, chocolate sauce, or cinnamon. One portion is 10 mini pancakes.


The Dough’Sant, more commonly known as the CroNut (a cross between a croissant and a doughnut), at Chikalicious is a must. This hybrid has a honey-glazed golden crust that effortlessly compliments the vanilla cream filling. Everyone wants a bite of this dessert, so make sure to go early as possible to nab this pastry as it will probably be sold out by mid-day.

Chikalicious, Village Mall, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 43444700

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