Dubai’s Crazy Dessert Scene: Must-Try Treats That Go Beyond Imagination

Tallest building in the world, check… world’s largest shopping mall, check… deepest pool, check… what else could Dubai possibly do next?

Well, for every foodie out there, the city also knows how to serve up whimsical, over-the-top dessert creations that become instant viral sensations. These are our top picks of Dubai desserts that have truly blown our minds:

Matilda Cake At Parker’s

Who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane, back to those sweet early 2000s when we millennials binge-watched Totally Spies, Captain Maged, and the occasional Matilda?

Now, if you flashback to Matilda’s unforgettable binge-eating chocolate cake scene, you’ll remember how much you wanted to be the one devouring that massive cake.

Your dreams have come true because Parker’s, the French restaurant serving dishes with a twist, created their very own ‘Matilda Cake.’ Picture this: a giant-sized slice of chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate ganache.

Of course, the entire cake is drowned in a load of warm chocolate fudge that trickles down its sides once you pull out the metal encasing around the cake.

Tiramisu From Public

If you have the patience for an endless waiting list and never-ending queues outside the glass-paneled Italian pizzeria known as Public, then you should head to the Downtown branch.

You shouldn’t go there just for their pizza but rather for their unbeatable tiramisu that has been taking over TikTok and Instagram.

A waiter arrives at your table holding a massive ceramic round tin filled to the brim with tiramisu. They then take a ladel and scoop out a big bite of the dessert and slam it onto a bowl for you to enjoy. The best comes last as they drizzle their addictive special sauce atop the dessert.

Habib’s Dream Cake

If you can never have your proper fill of chocolate, even after devouring a tub of chocolate ice cream, brownies, and then a chocolate bar, this is the dessert for you. Known as the “Dream cake,” its name says it all, as it’s truly every chocolate lover’s dream. It’s served at the 1987 Habib’s Bakery.

This isn’t just a slice of cake; it’s a 5-in-1 chocolate extravaganza, with the first layer being a moist sponge cake followed by decadent chocolate mousse then a drizzle of chocolate ganache topped with melted chocolate and the final touch, a dusting of cocoa powder.

All over TikTok, you’ll find dessert lovers cracking the top of the cake with a spoon and licking off that 5-in-1 decadence in one swoop.

Crunchy Knafeh & Pistachio Chocolate Bliss From FIX

Milky, sweet chocolate bars always know how to hit all the right notes, giving us that much-needed boost of serotonin on a dull day. Imagine that already decadent and delicious snack with an even bigger blast of flavor.

That’s where FIX Dessert Chocolatier comes in, a Dubai-based chocolatier that doesn’t just offer chocolate bars but an entire experience.

For the ultimate indulgence, you have to take a bite of their crunchy knafeh and pistachio chocolate bliss that oozes a rich cream pistachio filled with crunchy flakes of knafeh. That very chocolatier has been getting quite the attention all across TikTok with influencers and the like devouring it.

Cake Bloom’s Jiggly Pudding Kittens

The little jiggly kittens took the internet by storm, taking over TikTok in Korea, and now, they have made it all the way to the booming city of Dubai. Cake Bloom, the whimsical cake shop in Dubai, unveiled its latest sensation, Puki, the jiggly pudding in the shape of small plumy kittens.

Coming in a variety of flavors, such as milk, choco, matcha, mango, and strawberry, and what’s more, they never stop jiggling.

With your next Dubai trip, you definitely need to add these spots to your whimsical dessert bucket list, as they’re an experience in themselves.

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