Top 10 places for the most amazing and authentic Baklava in UAE

Somya Mehta
Filed on February 18, 2021











The mouth-watering Baklava tops the list of most popular sweet treats in the region. A rich layering of filo pastry filled with a unique blend of chopped nuts and finished off with a generous amount of honey, this Arabic dessert is sure to add the perfect dose of sweetness to your socially-distanced lives, during the pandemic. Looking for just the right place to try out this Arabic delicacy? Here are our top picks for where to find the best Baklava in the UAE:

QWAIDER AL NABULSI

Qwaider Al Nabulsi has rapidly expanded in the UAE, with several outlets based all across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. This place is famously known for its traditional Arabic sweets, bringing premium quality desserts and a truly local experience for anyone wanting to get an authentic taste of Arabic sweets.

LOCATION: Deira

AL REEF LEBANESE BAKERY

If you’ve spent even a little bit of time in Dubai, chances are you’ve paid a visit to this Middle Eastern food joint. Whether it’s for your midnight manakish runs or to try authentic

Arabic cuisine, Al Reef is a favourite spot for many. They have a huge selection of Arabic desserts to choose from, freshly prepared in their giant pantry.

LOCATION: Al Karama

BASBOUSSA

This place is the perfect fusion of traditional Arabic sweets with modern recipes, for all those who like to get creative with their desserts. This Arabic sweet-heaven offers a variety of different flavours of Baklava and also adds a modern twist with Nutella and Lotus Biscoff flavours.

LOCATION: Jumeirah 1

SALÉ SUCRÉ

Available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Salé Sucré Patisserie is a favourite household name for many. Known for its high-quality ingredients, Salé Sucré also does rich, creamy cakes and Gâteaux Soirée, to go perfectly with your evening tea.

LOCATION: Executive Tower, Bay Avenue

BOSPORUS

Whether you’re looking to dine-in or get a takeaway, Bosporus will not disappoint you with its large selection of food offerings. It has a perfect selection of sweets, to follow a hearty meal comprising authentic Turkish food. Don’t miss out on their Baklava with ice cream combination for an added dose of sweetness!

LOCATION: The Dubai Mall

AL SAMADI SWEETS

Known for the most authentic spread of Arabic desserts, this place is a must-try for all Baklava lovers. Located in Dubai and Sharjah, Al Samadi’s elaborate menu offers many mouth-watering Arabic sweets, ranging from Ghraybeh, to Mushabak, to Halawet el jibn. Check out their Instagram page for some drool-worthy aesthetics.

LOCATION: Al Muraqqabat, Dubai

WAFI GOURMET

For an evening of deliciousness, head over to Wafi Gourmet! This restaurant is a one-stop shop for an exclusive dining experience, dessert hunting and authentic Arabic cuisine, which can be enjoyed in a stellar ambience with both indoor and outdoor-seating. Conveniently located in Wafi City this place is a must-visit for all Arabic food-lovers.

LOCATION: Wafi City

THE BAKLAWA FACTORY

As you can guess, this place has all things Baklava. You can order as much as you like, through their website and also place orders on WhatsApp, making it a very convenient go-to takeaway option, for your cosy nights-in and even for any special occasions celebrated at home.

WEBSITE: baklawa.ae

HABIB BAKERY

Located in the heart of the city, Habib Bakery is a culinary dream for all Arabic sweet-lovers. Along with its famous Baklava, the bakery also has a wide variety of muffins, cakes, pastries and confectionery items. Their assorted baklava trays make for perfect culturally-inspired gifts for special occasions and their Baklava chocolate fingers cannot be missed!

LOCATION: Deira

OLEA AT KEMPINSKI HOTEL

Offering a unique take on Arabic cuisine, Olea is a contemporary modern Levantine restaurant located in Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates. With its lively ambience and premium dishes, this place will soon become your favourite spot for Middle Eastern cuisine.Their Olea special version of Baklava ice-cream is a must-try.

LOCATION: Kempinski Hotel

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