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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Sugar High in Dubai
Posted on Jul 16, 2013 by Luke James
You don’t need to be a kid to have a sweet tooth. If you’re craving a bit of a sugar rush, then you’re sure to find your fix in Dubai. Whether it’s rich chocolate, sugary sweets, ice cream or decadent pastries, there’s something for everyone - we explore some of the best places to indulge your sweeter side.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for indulgent Belgian chocolates, delicate pastries, icy cold frozen desserts or just a humble candy bar fix: Dubai has everything you need. We’ve found the sweetest options in Dubai, where there’s bound to be something to satisfy those sugar cravings.
For those with a refined palate, Delice offer some of the most premium confectionery in Dubai and indeed the entire UAE. Known for the artistry of their creations, Delice have been creating hand-made Turkish style treats for a number of years.
With an impressive flagship store that would not be out of place retailing boutique clothing, Delice offers a huge range of chocolates, macarons and pralines. Located in the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, Delice supply prestigious five star hotels like the Marriott and Atlantis and even royalties from the UAE and its neighbouring counties.
There are candy stores, and then there is Candylicious. In keeping with the tradition of Dubai’s penchant for the biggest and most extravagant, Candylicious is the largest candy store in the world. Since the establishment of the flagship store in 2009, Candylicious has expanded and now has stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
Positioned in the Dubai Mall, directly opposite the aquarium, Candylicious has an unbelievable range of more than 5,000 different types of candy set across 1,000 square metres - certainly enough to satisfy even the most serious of sugar cravings. Not just any candy store, Candylicious has a whimsical atmosphere with vibrant colours and displays, a giant lollipop tree, vintage soda fountain and even a Candylicious Airplane kids can ride. It’s just an oompa loompa or two away from being Willy Wonka’s famous Chocolate factory.
Specializing in handcrafted, classic American treats Magnolia Bakery has a huge range of mouth watering pastries, cakes, cupcakes and petite desserts. Make sure to try out the red velvet cupcake for an experience you won’t forget.
The Cheesecake Factory
It’s safe to say that the more you do something, the better you get at it, and the folks at the Cheesecake Factory seem to have come close to perfecting the humble cheesecake. Popular with locals, tourists and expats alike, there are often lines so make sure you’re not pressed for time when you visit. Whilst there are a range of starters and mains available, it’s the restaurant’s namesake that is sure to impress.
If their explosive growth is any indication, the UAE has developed quite a taste for Cinnabon’s signature cinnamon rolls. With 24 stores across Dubai, you shouldn’t need to go far to get your hands on one of these mouth watering delights.
Al Baba Sweets
Established way back in 1950, Al Baba has been producing delicious treats for generations. Specializing in Lebanese Oriental sweets, French cakes and gelato, Al Baba uses the finest quality ingredients to produce world class delicacies.
With a beautiful collection of more than 200 indulgent treats, Vivel Patisserie hand-make all of their decadent delicacies in house using only the freshest ingredients. With an astonishing collection of both traditional Middle Eastern sweet treats and European favourites, there’s bound to be something to tickle everyone’s fancy.
Established by brothers Dan and Nathan Furlong in 2008, Desert Chill began as the first ice cream van to operate in the Emirates. Perfect for taking the heat off in the sweltering Middle East sun, Desert Chill now have a fleet of vans that service the whole Dubai area. Stocking frozen classics like Magnums and Cornettos as well as a soft serve machine, Desert Chill is the perfect way to forget the heat on a sweltering summer’s day.
Shakespeare and Co.
With nine locations around Dubai, Shakespeare and Co. makes its own line of locally produced ice cream and sweet treats like chocolate mousse and creme brulee, using all natural ingredients. Providing a cozy, distinctly Parisian vibe to enjoy a wide range of sweets, crepes or a more substantial meal, Shakespeare and Co. is the perfect place to take the family and indulge your sweet side.
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