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Dubai’s best desserts

Tasty ways to keep cool in Dubai
There are plenty of ways to bring the temperatures down, but few are as satisfying as a chilled 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 Dubai's top tasty cool treats.
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Cotton candy shake

Black Tap

Cotton candy shake

Black Tap

Try these deliciously OTT creations

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

A cookie-covered delight

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

A cookie lover’s dream come true

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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Black Diamond

Scoopi Cafe

Black Diamond

Scoopi Cafe

The richest ice-cream ever

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

A sweet twist on tradition

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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Mofroukeh cheesecake

Slab

Mofroukeh cheesecake

Slab

A Middle Eastern twist on a classic

One of the new local start-up concepts to launch at Dubai’s newest beachfront hotspots, La Mer, Slab focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients for maximum taste, as evidenced in its signature dessert. The creamy yoghurt cheesecake filling is balanced on a crushed pistachio and semolina base, then garnished with a fresh kiwi fruit salad. Sweet and tangy, a slice of this semi-sweet cheesecake is a refreshing way to finish your meal.

Contact Details
    La Mer, Jumeirah 1
   +971 4 448 9526 

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Custom soft-serves

Sweet Salvation

Custom soft-serves

Sweet Salvation

Ice-cream overload at Dubai’s City Walk

Made famous in Toronto; perfected in Dubai. Sweet Salvation’s incredible ice-cream creations are worth queuing for, with the humble soft-serve given an over-the-top makeover. Flavours range from the original peanut butter, caramel and chopped nut-covered Sweet Salvation, to the cake pieces, cream cheese icing and rainbow sprinkles-loaded Birthday Cake cone. Or why not try the Dubai-exclusive Lotus Cookie cone, which comes with vanilla soft serve, date-caramel sauce, Lotus cookie crumbles and chocolate sauce.

Contact Details
    City Walk, Junction off Al Wasl and Al Safa
   +971 4 349 9917 

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Kesme dondurma

Kaftan

Kesme dondurma

Kaftan

Enjoy your ice-cream as the Ottomans did

Inspired by the sweet treats prepared for Ottoman royalty, modern-Turkish restaurant Kaftan’s own ice-cream is prepared following a traditional recipe. Made from goat’s milk (making it ideal for the lactose-sensitive), mastic and sugar, and stacked high Jenga-style, it’s an authentic and creamy dessert that melts more slowly than a conventional ice-cream cone.

Contact Details
    La Mer, Jumeirah
   +971 4 448 9505