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10 of the best desserts in Dubai!

If you have nothing else to do this long weekend, why not celebrate National Desert Day! Check out the best places for puddings in the UAE! 

1: Crumbs Elysée 

The opera cake is a sponge cake is layered with chocolate buttercream, ganache and just the faintest, bitter hint of coffee. This indulgent number that goes perfectly with the café’s French-style coffee, made with cream. Dense and delicious, you'll be crawling back for more! 

Price: Dh20 per slice

2: Ruth’s Chris 


Forget about the steak.. Actually don't, get one of them too, they're amazing. Indulge yourself in thick, creamy and smooth cheese filling within a sweet crumbly base accentuated with drips of lemon.

3: Burj Al Arab

Valrhona Chocolate Sphere 

Dubai's Burj Al Arab is one of the most expensive hotels in the world so it's surprising that this signature dessert served in its Al Mahara restaurant doesn't feature higher up the list. The Caramelized Hazelnut Dacquoise is made of milk chocolate, chocolate mousse and bourbon ice-cream.

Price: It will set you back Dh176!!

4: Zuma

Banana cake

Made with green tea, this moist specimen is then topped with a fan of thinly sliced, caramelised bananas and a sprinkling of crushed peanuts. In addition to its moist texture, the melding of flavours is makes this dish.

Price: Dh36

5: Al Reef Bakery


When it comes to Lebanese sweets, Al Reef is among the best in Dubai, and its baklava is out of this world. If you’re lucky, you might get to the bakery at the same time the sweet stuff pops out of the oven. If you do, you’re in store for some of the gooiest, warmest, crumbliest baklava in town.

Price:Dh55 per kg

6: Hard Rock Cafe

Hot Fudge Brownie 

Layers upon layers of ice cream and chocolate sponge, smothered in any flavour sauce you would like! This ultimate cheat meal is the size of small fish bowl, we recommend sharing. But it's National Dessert Day so get one for yourself! 

Price: Dh46 

7: Bikers Café

Sticky Date Pudding

Served with vanilla ice cream, and a caramel sauce, this desert is a little secret in the city at the price of Dh34 we keep going back for more!

Price: Dh34

8: Jones the Grocer’s

white chocolate and salted caramel tart

This daily special is back by popular demand until Thursday January 31 (that’s Time Out’s demand, to be precise – we thoroughly enjoyed it on our visit). Encased in simple short pastry, the filling boasts the spectrum of salty caramel sweetness and creamy white chocolate, tempering each other’s tendencies towards the extreme.

Price: Dh19

9: Tom & Serg

Salted Caramel Shake  

Okay, we know it doesn't really count as a desert, but try and drink an entire one of these and then eat your main course! The shake will have you sitting at work a week later craving another one... We're thinking about leaving the office right now and getting one! 

Price: Dh24

10: Cheesecake factory

ANYTHING FROM CHEESECAKE FACTORY! Honestly, don't bother with the mains, you wont be able to make it to dessert - Don't test us, trust us. It's impossible! We personally recommend the Red Velvet! 

Price: Dh34