Best Places for Dessert in Dubai

The Top Places for Dessert in Dubai

When you think of a sweet tooth, Emiratis don’t usually come to mind first, right? Well surprise! Every person in the UAE consumes on average 214 kilos of sugar every year!

Yes, once upon a time, the country topped everyone else for consuming the most sugar in the world. So, if you’re a sweet tooth, you’ve come to the right city to satisfy those cravings.

If you’re looking for a good dessert in Dubai, for sure, you’ll be spoilt for choice. To make things easier, we rounded up the best places in Dubai for you to check out.

Al Samadi Sweets


Address: 48 Al Muraqqabat Street – Deira – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 269 7717

Operating hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM from Saturday to Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM every Friday


  • Approx. AED 80 for two people

Al Samadi Sweets has been an institution for desserts in Dubai since it opened in the same spot in Deira in the 1970s. 

And the original shop in Beirut? Well, it’s been around since 1872! Talk about being the master of authentic Arabic desserts that bring back fond childhood memories for many locals.

What makes Al Samadi Sweets special is the nostalgia that you get even if you didn’t grow up in Dubai. The aromas, flavors and ambiance of the place really makes you feel at home.

Here, desserts are still created using traditional methods to make sure that you enjoy the same flavors from when the shop started.

When it comes to options, you’ll have plenty to choose from at Al Samadi Sweets. But their bestseller – and a must-try for every tourist – is the bukaj or baklava pouch stuffed with cashew nuts.

You also need to try their maamoul or spiced date cookie that’s a favorite among locals, especially during holiday celebrations.

And if that’s not enough, you should also try the halawet el-jibn, a decadent pastry made with semolina and cheese dough filled with sweet clotted cream and topped with rose petal jam and syrup.

Although you’ll find a lot of shops selling this traditional Arabic pastry, we guarantee that Al Samadi Sweets makes the best halawat el-jibn in town.   



Address: Shop 1 – 1 Sheikh Zayed Road – Trade Center – DIFC – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 385 3592

Operating hours:

  • 24 hours daily


  • Approx. AED 140 for two people

Zaroob is a colorful eatery style dining spot that offers classic Levantine dishes including some of the best desserts in Dubai.

The restaurant is designed to make you feel comfortable with its street market concept. But once you taste the food, you’ll easily understand why Zaroob has been famous for more than 10 years.

And the menu here is filled with traditional Levantine dishes, both sweet and savory. In fact, you have everything you could ever want in this restaurant, so prepare for a feast.

But if you’re l;ooking for something sweet, the Dessert Vendor has you covered with classics like banana nutella fateer, kunafah and umm ali.

You can also visit the Fruit Cocktail Vendor for refreshing offerings like The Zaroobian or Avocado and Ashta.

The real star of the dessert here though is the bachir ice cream, an organic Lebanese dessert made with milk, melon and rose. 

What makes this ice cream different is its sticky consistency, which isn’t like your typical ice cream or gelato. But once you get used to it, you’ll surely love this treat.



Address: Unit TF – 004 – Dubai Mall – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 241 5557

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 220 for two people

Logma is a household name for its savory dishes and delicious desserts in Dubai. In fact, this restaurant has been on our list many times – from the city’s most famous foods to its top delicacies.

The most popular item on the menu? Of course, it has to be the very famous luqaimat that’s a favorite snack and dessert among locals.

And believe us when we say that this dessert is addictive because once you taste it, you’d want to come back for more.

These tiny balls of deep fried dough taste like mini donuts that you can munch on. And the best part is, you can sprinkle them with your choice of honey, Nutella or traditional date syrup.

Of course, Logma is also known for other decadent desserts on the menu including their saffron milk cake, pistachio mafroukeh with mastica ice cream, kunafa and date pudding.



Address: Kite Beach – 2C Street – Umm Suqeim – Jumeirah 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 600 555 551

Operating hours:

  • 24 hours daily


  • Approx. AED 210 for two people

Who would’ve thought that this famous burger spot is also a great place to grab dessert in Dubai? But Salt just does that with a classic sweet treat – a soft serve ice cream.

But what really makes this soft serve different from everyone else’s? The famous “Softies” as what Salt calls it takes your favorite spiced cookie and turns it into a soft serve.

What you get is a sweet, creamy and very decadent dessert that’s the perfect way to cool down after being under the sun at Kite Beach.

And we tell you, the lines are long at Salt not just for its burgers but also for these soft serves that are honestly addictive.

Go for the classic salted caramel softie or the more adventurous lotus softie and hybrid softie. Here’s a trick: get two cups because we guarantee you’d want to come back for more.

Maitha and Treats


Address: 74545 – 168 Street 1B – Umm Suqeim 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 50 868 2441

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 45 for two people

Maitha and Treats is where you go if you want to treat yourself to delicious desserts in Dubai without the guilt afterwards. Here’s the good news: all the desserts here are vegan!

But don’t let the “vegan” word intimidate – or scare – you because we tell you, the sweets at Maitha and Treats are so good that you won’t even notice that they’re vegan or gluten free.

Eating Coach Maitha started this sweets shop to prove that clean desserts can be delicious. Since then, customers – both vegan and non-vegan – flock to their shop to satisfy their sweet cravings.

The best part is, you can eat as much as you like without feeling guilty because everything is made without refined sugar, dairy, eggs and gluten.

Our favorites? Ah, it’s hard to choose but we love the chocolate caramel squares, sticky date muffins and cinnamon cake bites.

Firas Sweets


Address: Al Hudaiba Building – 2nd of December Street – Al Hudaiba – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 358 0489

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 50 for two people

Firas Sweets is a popular spot for dessert in Dubai that has been serving traditional Palestinian treats since 1993.

While a lot of shops and bakeries have created their spin on Arabic desserts and pastries, Firas Sweets has stayed true to tradition without using any preservatives and chemicals to its food.

That means enjoying authentic flavors in a place that’s simple but very comforting that you’d want to come back to every day.

And what a delight you’ll get with products that use only the highest quality ingredients. Firas Sweets is known for many things, but the kunafa has to be the most popular.

This classic Middle Eastern dessert is made with crisp vermicelli and soft cheese soaked in spiced sugar syrup and rose water for that decadent experience like no other.

Kunafa is best enjoyed while it’s fresh and piping hot, so you can really enjoy that melted cheese inside. Oh, and don’t forget to ask for a side of extra syrup to douse your kunafa in.

Hakiki Turkish Baklava and Cafe


Address: Al Seef Street – Al Hamriya – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 56 780 6667

Operating hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 140 for two people

If it isn’t obvious yet, Hakiki Turkish Baklava and Cafe is a dessert shop in Dubai that specializes in the classic baklava.

But Hakiki actually started as a food cart in Global village that sold Turkish ice cream. It eventually introduced sweets to the menu and quickly gained popularity among locals and tourists.

Today, Hakiki is the go-to shop for freshly baked baklavas, Turkish pastries and of course, Turkish ice cream.

If it’s your first time trying baklava, go for the classic Turkish baklava or sample different flavors with a baklava platter.

But that’s just for starters because you should also try the sarma, carrot shape and kadayif with pistachio.

And let’s not forget the item that started everything for Hakiki – the famous Turkish ice cream. 

Of course, you’d have to be patient with all the tricks that your ice cream man will show before handing over your sweet treat,

Lana Lusa Dubai


Address: Wasl 51 Plaza – 1 Al Wasl Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 380 1515

Operating hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM from Monday to Friday
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM from Saturday to Sunday


  • Approx. AED 230 for two people

Lana Lusa is a popular Portuguese restaurant that’s not only known for its savory dishes but also its mind blowing desserts in Dubai.

A space designed to make you feel at home, Lana Lusa serves classic Portuguese fare made for sharing to encourage a great conversation on the table.

And with a slogan “never arrive in a rush nor leave in a hurry,” you’ll surely want to take your time dining at this popular restaurant, from the main course to dessert.

But the most popular item on the menu is actually available for takeout, and that is pasteis de nata, a classic Portuguese custard tart with a flaky pastry that people love coming back to at Lana Lusa.

The pasteis de nata comes in a box of 16 tarts that you can enjoy at home and even bring as a souvenir from your trip. 

Be warned though: this dessert is absolutely in demand and it easily gets sold out at the restaurant. So, it’s best to order them before you dine at the restaurant to avoid disappointments.

Lana Lusa also has other decadent desserts on themenu including their famous magic cookie, pudim flan and viennetta with hot chocolate sauce.

Sisi’s Eatery


Address: Dubai Hills Mall – Al Khail Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 343 4701

Operating hours:

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM from Sunday to Thursday
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM from Friday to Saturday


  • Approx. AED 250 for two people

Sisi’s Eatery is a Viennese restaurant that specializes in both savory dishes and desserts in Dubai. It’s also one of only a very few places where you can get authentic Austrian food.

Located in the posh Dubai Hills Mall, this all-day dining spot is inspired by the fabulous and edgy Empress Elizabeth of Austraia or “Sisi” – thus the name – and that shows in the restaurant’s dishes with a twist.

But while the savory menu is already impressive, wait until you see Sisi’s Eatery’s baked goods and cakes.

For dessert, you have to try the chocolate hazelnut knodel, saffron milk cake and the classic kaiserscharrn, which is essentially an Austrian-style shredded pancake.

But these desserts are just for starters because the cakes are the real showstoppers at Sisi’s Eatery. The strawberry mille feuille is to die for and the sacher dome is a classic Viennese cake.

In fact, this beautiful chocolate cake with apricot jam and edible flowers on top was first created for Prince von Metternich by famous Austrian pastry chef Franz Sacher, which is why it’s named after him.

And if this cake can impress royalty, it will surely blow your mind with its flavors and the technique used to create this masterpiece. In fact, the sacher dome is so beautiful you don’t want to eat it.

But you must and you’ll love every bit of this experience. And if you’re throwing a party or attending one, this beautiful cake will surely make you an instant favorite. 

Jun’s Dubai


Address: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 457 6035

Operating hours:

  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 350 for two people

Jun’s Dubai is an award-winning restaurant in Downtown Dubai that combines good food with the best cocktail pairings. But it’s also known for some of the most decadent desserts in Dubai.

The brainchild of Chef Kelvin Leung, Jun’s is designed for a celebration with dishes highlighting global influences, which is what the chef is known for.

But while the restaurant is most famous for its innovative eleven-course tasting menu, its desserts are also absolute must-tries.

The mango panna cotta is a sure winner along with the five spiced apple tarte tatin that takes a lot of masterful technique to perfect.

But here’s a surprise: the dessert is just a sneak peek of what Jun’s has in store for sweet tooths because its cakes are the real stars of the show.

Kelvin Cakes – as they’re aptly called – are heavy hitters with options like ube, peanut, bai, mallow and carrot.

But to make the experience more suitable to your idea of a perfect cake, Jun’s also offers custom cakes with vegan and gluten free options available.

To start, you can choose your sponge, then your spread, sauce and of course, filling. Of course, you can’t have a cake without some garnish and you can choose two.

We especially love the burnt meringue, maldon salt almond praline and toasted coconut.