Ramadan

14 must-try desserts in Dubai this Ramadan

Satisfy those sweet cravings during Iftar or Suhoor with a selection of Dubai’s most decadent desserts throughout the holy month. These are FACT’s favourites…

A Thousand Dates: Teible

A Thousand Dates offers a lighter twist on sticky toffee pudding and uses four varieties of locally produced dates to showcase distinct flavour profiles. Paired with house-made buttermilk ice cream to counterbalance the sweetness, this almond sawafi date cake dessert comprises date caramel mousse, fig shishi date jam, date sugar filo pastry, silaj date caramel and brûléed figs. Teible’s limited-edition Ramadan dishes will be served daily throughout the holy month, except for Tuesdays when the restaurant is closed. 

GO: Visit teible.com or call 04 243 6683 for reservations and more information.

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Cookie Melt: Jailbird

During Ramadan, there is one thing that brings families and friends closer together – good food! Homegrown fried-chicken joint, Jailbird will offer an outrageous Cookie Melt throughout the Holy Month. The decadent ice-cream sando features vanilla bean gelato, sandwiched between two melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chunk cookies, slathered in salted caramel fudge and covered in decadent chocolate chips. The Cookie Melt is available from 18 April for dine-in only. AED 29. 

GO: Follow @jailbird.ae on Instagram for more information.

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Dark Chocolate Fondant: CÉ LA VI Dubai

For a memorable dessert this Ramadan, indulge in CÉ LA VI’s oozing fondant complemented with views of the Burj Khalifa. The dessert from Executive Chef Howard Ko and Head Pastry Chef Laure Dumas, combines the flavours of chocolate and matcha with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream and a glorious green tea foam. Be patient though, as this 70% dark chocolate fondant takes 15 minutes to prepare. AED 65.

GO: Email reservation-dxb@celavi.com or call 04 582 6111 for reservations and more information.

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Date Cake: SUSHISAMBA Dubai

If you’ve been lucky enough to secure a reservation at Dubai’s most in-demand restaurant this Ramadan, you can elevate your sky-high dining experience with a new decadent dessert. The rich date cake has been created especially for the Holy Month and comprises dates and pecan nuts, covered in a velvety mousse cream and adorned with a date and gold leaf. Served alongside a homemade date ice cream and warm toffee sauce, this limited-time sweet treat will add a lasting memory to an already impressive dining experience. 

GO: Email reservations@sushisambadubai.com or call 04 278 4888 for reservations and more information.

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Date With The Moon: 3Fils

Indulge in flavours inspired by the holy month this Ramadan at 3Fils, where diners can discover a new dessert called a ‘Date with the Moon’ created by BRIX. Paying homage to the sacred fruit of Ramadan, this specially curated date pudding by Executive Pastry Chef Carmen Rueda Hernandez showcases locally-sourced dates and a generous pour of smooth salted caramel sauce, all complemented by the sweet crunch of caramelised popcorn ice cream AED 30. 

GO: Visit www.3fils.com or call 04 333 4003 for reservations or more information.

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Hello, Pistachi-yo: Jones The Grocer Palm West Beach

This Ramadan, break your fast with loved ones at Jones The Grocer’s beachfront hotspot. Save room for dessert though, as the colourful Hello, Pistachi-yo is the ideal Ramadan treat. The light milk cake is topped with torched meringue, candied pistachio, chocolate crumb, crème anglaise and a generous scoop of ice cream. AED 44.

GO: Email thepalm@jonesthegrocer.com or call 054 998 6162 for reservations or more information.

Jones The Grocer Dessert

Honey Cake: Caviar Kaspia

Renowned Parisian hotspot Caviar Kaspia’s famous Honey Cake is the ultimate dessert to order for special occasions or to try at the restaurant this Ramadan. The light and airy multi-layered cake features complex notes of honey juxtaposed against a delicate sour cream frosting, resulting in an exquisite creation that makes for the perfect sweet note for Iftar or Suhoor gatherings. AED 550 (whole cake).

GO: Visit kaspiadubai.com or call 04 243 5633 for reservations and more information.

Kaspia Honey Cake

Millionaire Bars: Mélange

Mélange is constantly filling our Instagram feed with colourful pictures of extravagant cakes, gooey cookies and delightful tarts. For Ramadan, indulge in their limited-time Millionaire Bars that feature fig, almond, vanilla honey and pistachio, and have been adorned with gold leaf for some extra glamour. Beautifully packaged, these cheat worthy desserts are quite literally the stuff of dreams! All desserts are handmade and delivered fresh daily across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

GO: Visit www.melangeme.com or follow @melangedubai on Instagram for orders and more information.

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Pistachio Cheesecake: Mondoux

A picture-perfect creation, Mondoux’s pistachio cheesecake is made with Philadelphia cheese. It draws inspiration from the region’s flavours, owing to its all-natural light-green hue and aroma of fresh pistachios. AED 45.

GO: Call 050 118 9401 for reservations and more information.

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Ramadan Cheesecakes: Izu Burger

Influenced by regional flavours and ingredients, Izu Burger has launched two special cheesecakes for Ramadan. Diners can indulge in the Date & Arabic Coffee Cheesecake and the Caramel & Pistachio Cheesecake. Renowned for the light, creamy cheesecakes seen on every menu he creates, Chef Izu incorporates the tastes and preferences of the Middle East for a sweet treat designed to be shared after sunset. AED 40.

GO: Visit www.izuburger.com/ for orders and more information.

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Ramadan Donuts: HERE-O Donuts

Inspired by the traditional Middle Eastern palate this holy month, HERE-O Donuts has introduced two limited-edition donuts, the Choco Salted Caramel-O and the Ramadan Baklav-O, to their curated menu. The Choc Salted Caramel-O is made with sourdough, salted caramel, dark chocolate icing, and topped with almond crumble. While the Ramadan Baklav-O is made with baklava sourdough, pistachio custard, pistachio icing and kunafa. AED 40 (box of four mini donuts), AED 60 (box of eight mini donuts) and AED 100 (box of 12 mini donuts).

GO: Visit https://hereodonuts.com for orders or more information.

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Red Orange Milk Cake: LDC Kitchen + Coffee

LDC Kitchen + Coffee is helping spread extra sweetness this Ramadan with its Red Orange Milk Cake that makes for a delightful gift and a moreish dessert for the holy month. The whole milk cake decorated with slices of fragrant dried oranges and a dusting of cocoa powder is priced at AED 270. For a quick fix, the milk cake is also available per portion at AED 42.

GO: Visit chatfood or WhatsApp 056 608 6776 for reservations and more information.

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Signature Cheesecake Pearl Egg: SHI

SHI, a chic and sophisticated restaurant specialising in innovative Chinese cuisine, has joined the world’s largest observation wheel and Madame Tussauds Dubai at Bluewaters Dubai. As the first restaurant on the island to plate up gourmet Chinese dishes, SHI has garnered plenty of attention for its sumptuous interiors, waterfront views and flavoursome cuisine, from Peking duck adorned with caviar to delectable dumplings and dim sum. Yet it’s this whipped cheesecake, with a rich butter crumble, seasonal tropical fruits, mixed berries and topped with fruit caviar that well and truly has the attention of team FACT this Ramadan. AED 45. 

GO: Call 04 718 1189 for reservations and more information.

SHI cheesecake

Vimto Ice Cream Sando: Pickl

What better way to celebrate with your friends and family than with a sweet treat inspired by the popular Ramadan flavour of Vimto. Pickl’s Vimto-flavored ice cream Sando is a Ramadan “must-have” to cool down in the heat or satisfy a late-night sweet tooth. Friends and family who dine-in at the home-grown restaurant can now enjoy a perfectly portioned fried slider bun topped with Vimto syrup and cinnamon sugar. Available across all Pickl locations for AED 30.

GO: Visit https://eatpickl.com for more information.

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David Tapley - Editor-in-Chief
Dubai-based Editor-in-Chief for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications. Lover of all things, food, travel, street art and hip-hop.

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