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Six tasty ways to keep cool in Dubai's summer

Here are six sweet ways to cool down this summer
There are plenty of ways to bring the temperatures down this summer, but few are as satisfying as a chilled summer treat. Luckily, some of Dubai's coldest culinary concoctions just so happen to be the craziest. From ultra-indulgent sundaes to loaded shakes, cookie sandwiches and camel milk ice cream, these are the tasty cold treats topping Dubai's summer foods list.
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Cotton candy shake

Black Tap

Cotton candy shake

Black Tap

Located inside the beachfront Jumeirah Al Naseem resort, this NYC import specialises in stacked burgers and trending ‘crazy shakes'. These made-for-Instagram treats are nothing short of indulgent, layered with sky-high toppings from peanut butter cups to brownies. Our favourite is the strawberry-flavoured Cotton Candy, which comes loaded with a vanilla frosted rim, a sprinkling of blue, pink and pearl chocolates, pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and of course, cotton candy.
Contact Details
    Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim 3
   +971 4 422 9904 

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Salted soft-serve

Salt

Salted soft-serve

Salt

Perhaps Dubai’s most Insta-famous icy treat, the Salt Lotus soft serve takes the addictive flavour of speculoos cookies and puts them into a refreshing ice cream cone (or thickshake). Visit the expanded airstream-turned-food truck on Kite Beach – now a local institution – to find out what all the fuss is about.
Contact Details
    Salt, Kite Beach, Dubai
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The Cookie Monster

Ella's Creamery

The Cookie Monster

Ella's Creamery

Stacked, sweet and ready-to-eat, the ice cream cookie sandwiches at Ella's Creamery are the type of dessert you have dreams about. Located at Dubai Parks and Resorts, home to the city’s newest theme parks, this ‘50s style American-inspired ice cream parlour has all manner of cold tasty treats to keep you cool between rides, including gelato and sorbet. But our pick is the Cookie Monster – four scoops of ice cream or gelato stacked between your choice of Double Chocolate, Oat Amazing or Walnut Caramel cookies. 
Contact Details
    Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali Village
   +971 4 886 0807 

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Popping Cereal Monstershake

Fumé

Popping Cereal Monstershake

Fumé

There is plenty of shock value in Fumé's suitably named Monstershakes, which are fast becoming a Dubai summer essential. This casual eatery sits on the first floor of the all-glass Pier 7 development and offers unrivalled views of Dubai Marina. Best devoured from a window table overlooking the yachts below, the loaded Popping Cereal Monstershake comes with caramel fudge, vanilla ice cream, popcorn, cereal, white chocolate, caramel sauce and a ball of caramel popcorn. It’s quite a mouthful.
Contact Details
    Level 1, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
   +971 4 421 5669 



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Black Diamond

Scoopi Cafe

Black Diamond

Scoopi Cafe

Claiming the title as Dubai's most expensive dessert, this gourmet sundae costs a whopping AED2,999 a serve. Made with vanilla bean ice cream from Madagascar, saffron from Iran and rare black truffles from Italy, this sweet showpiece is dusted with 23-carat gold flakes and served in a handcrafted bowl with a silver spoon (which you get to keep after devouring it). Also on offer at this gourmet Jumeirah ice creamery is an avocado ice cream sundae with choco-nacho chips and rose and chilli ice cream. 
Contact Details
    Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2
   +971 50 113 8497 

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Camel Milk ice cream

Nouq

Camel Milk ice cream

Nouq

Tapping into the local Emirati culture and one of its staple ingredients, this premium ice cream and chocolate brand crafts its products using whole camel milk. Nouq has almost a dozen camel milk ice cream flavours to choose from, each with a regional twist, including caramel biscuit, honey saffron, pistachio, mint tea and Turkish coffee. Camel milk is typically known for its stronger taste, but Nouq's ice cream is pasteurised, allowing for a much more subtle flavour. 
Contact Details
    Available at various locations including Seven Sands, The Beach JBR
   +971 4 551 6652 

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