Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 October 2020


Bring out the dessert: the traditional Arabic sweet shops delivering across the UAE this Ramadan

This is where you can get your sugar fix this Ramadan

Al Sultan Sweets, founded by Syrian immigrants in the UAE, is among the places that will deliver during Ramadan. AFP
Al Sultan Sweets, founded by Syrian immigrants in the UAE, is among the places that will deliver during Ramadan. AFP

While Ramadan is a month of many rituals, one thing you can't miss is a little post-iftar treat after a long day of fasting. And considering the majority of us fasting will experience Ramadan in quarantine this year, we probably all deserve it. Here is a list of places that can deliver to your doorstep.

Ibsais Sweets

Ibsais Sweets is arguably the best kunafa place in town. With shops across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this kunafa specialty shop will continue to deliver for free throughout the month of Ramadan, either by calling them directly or through apps such as Talabat and Carriage. The store's current opening hours are 12pm to 11pm.

Al Sultan Sweets

Located in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this Arabic dessert shop was founded by Syrian immigrants, and offers a variety of sweets. You don't know what you're missing until you've tried their baklava. All branches deliver, but charges apply based on location. Opening times vary, so check with your nearest branch.

Al Baba Sweets

This sweets shop, which first opened in 1950 in a small town in Lebanon, today operates shops across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You can never go wrong with their wide range of Arabic sweets. Their assorted baklava boxes are great to gift as well, but if you're interested in something a little different, we highly recommend their chocolate sable cookies. Delivery is available through Talabat only in Abu Dhabi. The store currently opens from 10am to 9pm in Abu Dhabi.

Al Samadi Sweets

Located across Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Al Samadi Sweets is another Lebanese staple that has ventured out into the world. The shop, which first started in 1872, has been in the UAE for more than 30 years. Delivery is available by calling the shop directly and a Dh5 charge applies. Its current opening hours are 10am to 10pm.

Qwaider Al Nabulsi

This is a local gem. Located only in Abu Dhabi, the place has the best of everything – their halawet el-jibn and t mafroukeh deserves a special mention. The store, with its two branches, offers free delivery and is currently open from 10am to 10pm on Defence Road and until 12pm in Khalidyah.

Updated: April 30, 2020 03:25 PM

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