15 fabulous UAE dishes destined for social media stardom

We take a look at 15 snap-worthy dishes that will be popping up on your social media soon

Black Tap's Cotton Candy Shake is a monster milkshake packed with flavour. Courtesy Black Tap Dubai
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1. Cotton Candy Shake, Dh65

(See main picture) This strawberry milkshake has a vanilla-frosted rim with blue, pink and pearl chocolates, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and candy floss. Black Tap, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, blacktapme.com/

2. Smoked Guacamole, Dh48

Toro Toro Abu Dhabi is wowing guests with their smoked guacamole. Courtesy Toro Toro

Smashed avocado is mixed with tomato, onion, lime juice, coriander and chipotle. It is served in a glass dome filled with smoke, and gluten-free tortilla chips. Toro Toro, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, www.torotoroad.com

3. The Roast Burger, Dh65 for the single stack, Dh125 for the double stack

The Black Lion's Roast Burger comes single or double-stacked. Courtesy Black Lion

This taste of a classic burger with a Sunday roast. Rare roast beef, veal bacon, a cauliflower cheese fritter and kale smashed between focaccia bread. Served with horseradish sauce, bone marrow gravy and roasted carrots and parsnips. Available on Saturdays and Sundays only. The Black Lion, The H Hotel, Dubai, www.blacklion.ae/

4. Stella, the six-star pizza, Dh75

Boardwalk restaurant at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club serve this Stella, six-star pizza. Courtesy Boardwalk

Claimed as the only six-star pizza in Dubai, this is a calzone stuffed with tomatoes, tuna, onion, capers and olives and topped with arugula, cherry tomatoes, parmesan and mozzarella. Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 

5. Brownie Decadence, Dh62

The Brownie Decadence is served in a tall glass, is stacked layers of warm chocolate brownies covered in ice cream, fudge, marshmallows and sprinkles. Courtesy Publique

This brownie dessert is layers of warm chocolate brownies covered in ice cream, fudge, marshmallows and sprinkles. Publique, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, publique.ae/

6. Ice Gold, Dh50

Ice cream dipped in 24-karat gold is sure to excite the social media world. Courtesy Emirates Palace

For a luxurious dessert, grab some ice cream dipped in gold at Emirates Palace. It’s a cone filled with chocolate or vanilla soft serve with a crown of edible 24K gold. For extra bling, pair it with the 24K Palace Cappuccino. Le Café, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.emiratespalace.ae

7. Red Berries Extravaganza, Dh68

Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Abu Dhabi serves a Red Berries Extravaganza pudding. Courtesy Shangri-La Abu Dhabi

This red berry pudding is wrapped within a vanilla-orange syrup-infused bread-based globe. A berry soup with lemon, orange zest and honey is poured into the dessert. with a chia seed crumble and pink grapefruit sorbet. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi, www.shangri-la.com

8. Vada Pav service, Dh25

Vada Pav Service is a creative dish from Carnival by Tresind - the chef pulls the ingredients out of a real toolbox. Courtesy Carnival by Tresind

The innovative take on this Indian street food is prepared at your table by a chef in a hard hat who pulls ingredients out of a real toolbox. Carnival by Tresind, DIFC, Dubai, www.carnivalbytresind.com

9. Tuna Sashimi in Oak Smoke, Dh199

Tuna sashimi in oak smoke is just one of the wow-worthy dishes on offer at Abu Dhabi's 99 Sushi Restaurant & Bar. Courtesy 99 Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Served with black garlic sauce, tomato and orange gelee, this tuna sashimi comes in a bowl filled with smoke. Dip the tuna into the billowing smoke to add flavour, and eat. 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, www.99sushi.ae

10. Erizos Con Caviar Sevruga, Dh92

Toro + Ko's Erizos con caviar Sevruga. Courtesy Toro + Ko

This indulgent dish of sea urchin, Sevruga caviar and quail egg is served with dry ice for a smoky effect. It is also served with a 24K gold spoon (not pictured). Toro + Ko, The Square, City Walk, Dubai, www.citywalk.ae/en/dine/Toro%20Ko

11. The Jawbreaker, Dh99

This massive 2kg "Jawbreaker" burger measures 20cm and comes with two beef patties, cheese, beef bacon, onions and guacamole. Courtesy Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

This 2 kilogram, 20-centimetre burger contains two beef patties, cheese, beef bacon, onions and guacamole. The Wavebreaker Beach Bar and Grill, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, www3.hilton.com

12. 3-D Caramel Popcorn MilkShack, Dh39

3D Caramel Popcorn MilkShack is topped with salted pretzel and caramel popcorn. Courtesy Grill Shack

This sweet shake comes topped with salted pretzels and caramel popcorn. The Grill Shack, Dubai Mall, thedubaimall.com

13. Chocolate Extravaganza, Dh65

Chocolate extravaganza at Bord Eau in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Bord Eau

Hot chocolate syrup is poured over a Valrhona chocolate sphere filled with seasonal fruits, melting in front of you. Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi, www.shangri-la.com/

14. Potted, Dh50

Potted is an elaborate edible plant offering from the creative chefs at Play Restaurant and Lounge. Courtesy Play Restaurant and Lounge

This edible plant has meringue flowers and a chocolate apple crumble to resemble mud. It comes in a pot with a miniature shovel. We can’t imagine ruining the appearance but it looks delicious Play Restaurant and Lounge, The H Hotel, Dubai, www.playrestaurants.com

15. Duck Waffle, Dh72

Duck Waffles at Vie Veneto at the Manzil Downtown Dubai. Courtesy Vie Veneto

Dig into this savoury waffle topped with an unexpected combination of duck confit, caramelised apple mostarda, fried egg and beef bacon. Via Veneto, Manzil Downtown, Dubai.


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