White Beach Dubai serves Dh295 sundae named after Akon

The dessert costs Dh295 and comprises one kilogram of ice cream

The Akon sundae at White Beach, Atlantis the Palm
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Earlier this week, American musician and producer Akon informed his 6.36 million Twitter followers and 45.35 million Facebook followers to drop by White Beach Club at Atlantis The Palm, and “ask for the Akon sundae special”.

Indeed, for Dh295 a pop, you can dig into a larger-than-life dessert named after the singer. The Akon sundae comes with a kilogram of vanilla ice cream, plus chocolate, Baileys brownies, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, hazelnuts and double cream.

Akon has been flying in and out of the UAE for a few weeks now; not only was he at the Atlantis earlier this week, he also attended the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November, and performed at Drai Dubai.

White, which opened on Saturday, November 23, sports an impressive infinity pool with in-water sun loungers, white and turquoise cabanas and a Mediterranean restaurant serving fresh seafood, salads and pizzas. Chef de cuisine Ibrahim Ata says: "I think ice cream is the perfect way to make a great day even better. I wanted our guests to be able to end their White dining experience with something unforgettable and what better way to do this than with a kilo of ice cream? An experience at White Beach is all about celebration."

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