Ramadan 2020 in Dubai: gifts and sweet treats

Ice cream cakes, kunafa cheesecakes and more to share and gift this Ramadan 2020



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If you or your friends and family have a sweet tooth, there are plenty of places serving up desserts and sweet gifts for Ramadan 2020.

Here's our pick.


Popular for its range of authentic Egyptian sweets, Basboussa which can be found in Jumeirah 1 and Palm Jumeirah’s Nakheel Mall, is offering delivery on orders over Dhs300. Bestsellers including the Egyptian basboussa (a traditional Middle Eastern cake), mango kunafa, baklava and other Arabic sweet treats.
Daily 11pm-7pm. Jumeirah and Palm Jumeirah (052 572 3803).


Love Cinnabon? The popular company has special dates sticks for Ramadan and you can get five pieces for Dhs15. Fancy sharing with the family? Get ten pieces for Dhs25.
From Dhs15. www.instagram.com/cinnabonuae

London Dairy Café

The ice cream store and café has new gifts for Ramadan, which include ice cream cakes and gateaux. Ranging in price from Dhs40 to Dhs225 there are flavours including chocolate with crunchy caramelised hazelnut paste and a pistachio with vanilla ice cream, pistachio sauce topped with roasted kunafa.
From Dhs40. Deliveroo and Chatfood.

Marks & Spencer

British food retail giant Marks & Spencer is offering a wide selection of sweet treats and gifting options for Ramadan 2020. From tasty Swiss chocolates to luxury Belgian biscuits, there’s something for everyone. After a pud? Try one of the classic desserts such as fruit trifle and sticky toffee pudding. The full range of Ramadan gifts and sweet treats are now available in-store at Marina Walk and Springs Souk and selected treats can also be found on the Marks & Spencer Food app, available to download on Android and Apple app stores.

Raffles Salon

Let the chefs at Raffles Salon – which took home the Highly Commended award for Best Afternoon Tea at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020 – take care of your sweet tooth this Ramadan 2020, as the team are preparing desserts for Dubai residents to enjoy at home. The traditional treats include Middle Eastern specialities such as halawet el jibn, katayef, maamoul and kunafa and are available until the last day Eid al-Fitr.
For more information email dining.dubai@raffles.com or call 04 324 8888.


Straight from the Big Apple to Dubai, Sarabeth’s is an American eatery with a focus on delicious home-baked deserts and the cute café is now delivering sweet treats across Dubai for Ramadan. With prices ranging from Dhs75 to Dhs159, the tasty dessert options include date, walnut and banana loaf, dalonga cakes (dalgona comes from the Korean word for sponge toffee), and mini canelés: small French pastries which have been given a festive twist for Ramadan.
From Dhs75. WhatsApp 052 397 6750 for orders and more information.


Dubai’s Sugargram is now delivering bite-sized cupcakes directly to your door. The mini treats are inspired by Ramadan and feature Middle Eastern flavours such as saffron, dates, coffee, karak chai and of course, Vimto – a Ramadan staple. The Sugargram Ramadan boxes are priced at Dhs125 for 25 bite-size cupcakes and Dhs30 for five.
From Dhs30. order.chatfood.io/sugargram.


Perfect for ending your iftar or gifting a friend, these sweet treats can be delivered straight to your door. Orders must be placed 24-hours in advance. Choose between Umm Ali cheesecake, lotus moon cakes, white chocolate and pistachio cheesecake, baklava torte, cardamom, orange and chocolate chip cookies, salted chocolate tahini slices and more. There are also Ramadan gifting boxes and iftar party bundles. For a full gallery of cakes and desserts from SugarMoo, click here.
www.sugarmoo.com (800 78427).


For Ramadan 2020 in Dubai, Wakame has launched a new dessert menu featuring four delicious-sounding cakes: miso-caramel cheesecake, sticky date pudding cake, mango caramel custard cake and a chocolate crunch cake. Prices range from Dhs250 to Dhs300 and orders can be placed via the website.
From Dhs250. www.wakame.ae.

Yamanote Atelier

Homegrown Japanese patisserie Yamanote Atelier is celebrating Ramadan 2020 with a selection of sweet and savoury treats. Mini variations of Yamanote’s signature pastries include the bestselling Yamanote Croissant, as well as seasonal creations such as a kunafa croissant or muhalabiya croissant, each curated with the signature Japanese flair – perfect for a sweet iftar or suhoor treat. The mini desserts start from Dhs6.50 per piece or Dhs235 for a 35-piece selection box.
Dhs6.50 (per piece), Dhs235 (35 pieces). www.yamanoteatelier.com (052 1275 210).

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