During the month of Ramadan, our consumption of Kunafe, Katayef, Baklava and Basboussa goes through the roof
There’s nothing quite like a table full of Arabic desserts to really make you feel the vibes of Ramadan.
Here is your guide on where to get the best Arabic Sweets in town this Ramadan
l Baba Sweets
Al Baba Sweets is a delicious world of Lebanese delicacies. They have a wide selection of baklava soaked in delicious syrup or handmade Tunisian sweets. If you're looking for a box of sweets to take away and gift someone, you can order from their Ramadan gift sets at the store or online.
Locations Port Saeed, facing City Center, Deira; Al Barsha, next to Emirates Mall; Al Wasl, Safa2, Jumeirah Ramadan Timings 9am to 11pm Contact 04 295 7911
Al Samadi Sweets
This shop is known for its delicious yet affordable Lebanese and Arabic sweets. They also have French cakes and pastries, coffee, juices and ice creams. This Ramadan you can pre-order and choose chocolate or Arabic sweets in a luxury packing box, a gift tray or Italian glass bowls to gift to a loved one.
Location Al Rigga Street, Deira Ramadan Timings 10am to 1am Contact 04 2697717
Here's another sweet shop getting good customer reviews and open during the day in Ramadan. They offer traditional Arabic sweets, however, their specialty is chocolate.
Location 2 of December Street Timings 9am to 12am Contact 04 221 2035
Choc and Nuts
This place is not like the other posh sweet shops. It’s located down a long and narrow alley, surrounded by Middle Eastern and Persian sweet shops. There you’ll find old fashioned weighing scales. They have delicious nuts as well as traditional Ramadan sweets. It's very retro if you ask us.
Location Baniyas Road, Deira Ramadan Timings 9am to 12am Contact 04 2212035
Qwaider Al Nabulsi
Frequented by celebrities from all over the Middle East, this renowned authentic Arabic restaurant offers the classical cheese katayef filling with pistachio and pine. They have a wide variety of sweets like baklava, warbat, mamoul and hares that can be pre-ordered and decorated on a traditional plate this Ramadan. You can also request for extra stuffing in anything you order.
Location Al Muraqqabat, Deira Ramadan Timings 10am to 2.30am Contact 04 2277762
One thing you should try if you live in the UAE is this famous dessert parlour. With multiple locations all over the country, Firas is well known for their kunafa. It's warm, soft and really creamy with a generous amount of cheese.
They have different cream and cheese based sweets for occasions such as Ramadan, which are common delicacies after Iftar. Other semolina-based pastries they have on offer are...Read more...