Abela and Company
Party and event catering is one offering of this multi-talented food service management company. They can provide catering options for weddings, birthdays and conferences.
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abelaandco.com (04 282 0707).
The signature option of Dubai stalwart Bakewell Bakery is the ‘Party Box’, stuffed full of savoury snacks and sweet treats for guests to enjoy at events such as picnics or other outdoor gatherings. They also offer full-service catering options with choices like shepherd’s pie, burger sliders, truffles and mini pizzas.
Party boxes Dhs20-Dhs80 per guest; catering prices depend on size of event and food requested. Al Rolla Road, Bur Dubai, email@example.com, www.bakewellbakery.com (04 351 9222).
Bella whips up bespoke cakes, cookies and other assorted sweets for any kind of celebration. They sculpt customised cakes and offer party packages for children’s birthdays, Valentine’s Day, office events as well as Christmas parties.
Jumeirah Islands, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bellabakerybellisima.blogspot.com (050 568 5208).
With four locations around Dubai, BreadStory offers catering services and takes custom cake orders for parties and events.
Al Barsha 2, Souq Extra Mall, 37th Street, email@example.com, www.breadstory.ae (04 395 7899). Other locations: Nad Al Hammar (04 283 9422), Satwa (04 354 4208), Al Ghurair (04 222 1698).
Cakes ‘n’ Bakes
Cakes ‘n’ Bakes focuses on working with customers to create dreamy cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. They will whip up custom creations for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and other parties.
Custom cakes from Dhs350; cookies from Dhs150 per dozen; cupcakes from Dhs120 per dozen. Shop No. 1, Building M-07, International City, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cakesnbakesdubai.com (04 454 2287).
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Cater Catering Services
As well as offering fully integrated banqueting and events services, Cater Catering also specialises in female-only birthdays and baby showers. The company can cater for everything from exotic buffets to drinks receptions and boxed lunches. They also provide catering for Ramadan iftars.
Building R-04, France Cluster, International City, email@example.com, www.caterdubai.com (04 450 8300).
Desert Chill Ice Cream
For a twist on catering options, Desert Chill Ice Cream will roll up to wedding and graduation parties in an ice cream van with sweet, cold treats. For birthday parties, the van plays a tune for the lucky guest.
Ice cream Dhs6-Dhs11 per treat; a minimum spend is charged based on location and time requirement of the party. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.desertchill.ae (050 612 2108).
Dish is a boutique catering company that provides food and beverages for high-end parties and functions, for 20 to 700 people. Canapés, sit-down dinner and barbecue options are also offered.
Sit-down dinners Dhs300-Dhs400 per guest; canapé menus Dhs250-Dhs350 per guest; barbecues Dhs200-Dhs350 per guest. Shop 11-13, Building F-09, China Cluster, International City, email@example.com, www.dish.ae (04 422 1613).
Eye Candy Buffets
Eye Candy specialises in candy buffets for parties, providing all the trimmings (ribbons, containers, scoops and linens) that go along with them.
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eyecandybuffets.webs.com (050 698 3155).
If you’re looking for classic comfort food at your next soiree, Fibber’s is the place to go. From steak and mushroom pie, to fish and chips or a classic breakfast, they cater to your cravings.
Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.fibbersdubai.com (04 332 2400).
Harshi Cakes makes home-baked cakes and cupcakes for all occasions. They take requests or will work with customers to customise cakes from their selection and provide party packages based on individual requirements.
Prices depend on size and design of cake. email@example.com, www.harshicakes.com (050 466 2025).
Hey Sugar Bakeshop
In addition to specially designed themed children’s cakes and 30 different flavours of cupcakes, Hey Sugar also offers a catering menu of rice crispy treats, rocky road squares, cake pops and cake cones.
Tiered cakes Dhs400-Dhs1,200; layered cakes Dhs180-Dhs1,050; cupcakes Dhs15-Dhs20; catering prices available depending on order. Twelve outlets throughout the UAE, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/HeySugarBakeshopME (800 439 78427).
Kitsch handles customised sweet treats like cupcakes, cookies, popcakes and truffles for everything from corporate events to wedding parties. They even work with complimentary companies to provide floral designs and event coordination for full-service party packages.
Prices depend on customisation and work entailed. Villa 611, Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah Beach Road, email@example.com, www.kitschconcept.com (04 395 6963).
The Magnolia team will bake, deliver, set-up and serve custom desserts and dreamy cupcakes for events and parties. They specialise in dessert tables and cupcake trees in dyed-to-match colour schemes to suit any celebration.
Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 350 5440).
Marta herself personally oversees the preparation of children's dishes, three different types of canapé menus, and formal sit-down dinners in this family-run catering business. Buffet menus are tailor-made to suit the client.
Canapé menus from Dhs100-Dhs150 per guest (14 pieces per guest); children’s menus Dhs40 per guest. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, email@example.com, www.martaskitchen.com (050 379 8002).
This bright, party-themed bakery offers cakes and treats from locations across the UAE. They also have confetti, candles and chocolates.
Locations throughout the UAE, including Karama, Deira and Al Barsha in Dubai. www.misterbaker.com (04 395 8711).
Rochelle’s Cakes, Bakes, etc
Rochelle’s bakes up a wide range of delectable cakes, brownies, cookies and pastries. Customised cakes are available in a variety of flavours and ordering online is a breeze.
Cakes from Dhs125; cupcakes from Dhs75 for half a dozen. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cakesbakesetc.com (050 910 6511).
Scrumptious uses organic ingredients in its three different sizes of cupcakes (Cute, Fairy or Indulgent) and two sizes of cakes (ten-inch or 12-inch). Each item can be customised with piping, personal messages, sprinkles or icing.
Cupcakes Dhs5 (Cute), Dhs10 (Fairy), Dhs15 (Indulgent); cakes from Dhs275 (12-inch) and from Dhs225 (ten-inch). email@example.com, www.scrumptiousdubai.com (050 735 6268).
Shakespeare and Co.
Shakespeare and Co. not only offers catering options from Arabic to international menus, but will also arrange furniture, floral decorations, chefs and waiting staff for any party need. They provide live crêpe, pasta, carving, Mexican and Saj stations for garden parties of 20 to receptions of up to 200. Discounts are available for groups of more than 50, 100 and 150 guests. Party packages are also available.
Dinner from Dhs120 per guest; brunch or tea parties from Dhs50 per guest; canapés from Dhs50 per guest. Outlets across the UAE, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shakespeareandco.ae (04 329 1040).
Sugaliciouss specialises in figurines and decadent sugar flowers on its customised cakes suitable for any type of party.
Cakes Dhs180 base price per kilogramme (final rate depends on design and servings); cupcakes from Dhs10 apiece. Jumeirah Lakes Towers, email@example.com (055 511 0031).
This bakery offers cupcakes, cheesecakes and truffles for any celebration, as well as Ramadan and Eid treats. Convenient online ordering is a major plus.
Cupcakes Dhs12; cheesecakes Dhs12; customised cake prices on request. Mercato, Jumeirah, www.sugarboxonline.com (04 344 6084).
This bakery boasts that it is the only 100 percent gluten-free kitchen in UAE. They will whip up cakes, cupcakes, small pizzas and cookies to accommodate guests with allergies or aversions to dairy, eggs, sugar and gluten.
Cakes approx. Dhs200; loaves of bread approx. Dhs50 per loaf; cookies approx. Dhs30 for a dozen. Green Community, Dubai Investment Park, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sweetconnectiondubai.com
(050 876 3351).
Artisanal cakes, cupcakes, and other fanciful sugary goods abound at Sweet Lane Cakes in Umm Suqeim. Each sweet treat is specially made to order for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and other celebrations.
Sculpted novelty cakes from Dhs750; cakes from Dhs465; cookies from Dhs15 apiece; cupcakes from Dhs12 apiece. Shop 2 and 3, Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah Beach Road, email@example.com, www.sweetlanecakes.com (04 394 4774).
The Cookie Workshop
A cookie from The Cookie Workshop is an edible work of art. They also create cookie lolly favours, cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties and other events. Cookies come in vanilla or chocolate flavours and are hand-iced.
Fondant cakes from Dhs500; birthday cakes from Dhs400; gourmet cookie boxes Dhs130 (large); Dhs90 (regular); personalised cookies Dhs10; cookie lollies Dhs25; cupcakes Dhs15. Orders over Dhs1,000 get a five percent discount. Al Khail Road, Jumeirah Village Circle, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thecookieworkshop.com/ae (055 272 2783).
With ample choice for guests, this big brand offers catering options that include traditional Arabic food, seafood, ice cream, pastries, sandwiches and barbecues among various other options.
Three locations across Dubai. Mezzanine floor, Wafi Mall, email@example.com, www.wafigourmet.com (04 324 4433).
The first UAE-based chocolate events company, Xocolart is the place to go for personalised chocolate favours and cupcakes.
Contact for prices. Dubai Investment Park, Green Community, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.xocolart.co (050 698 5165).