Luqaimat - Top Dubai Food

January 20, 2022 2 min to read

5 mouth-watering sweets of Dubai |

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Dubai is special for many things such as adventures, skyscrapers, malls, gardens, waterfalls, beaches and what not?

But in this blog we will try to explore one more special and delicious thing in Dubai i.e Mouth-watering sweets in Dubai.

People in Dubai love non-vegetarian cuisine but along with it they love sweet desserts too.

Here is the list of 5 Sweets which are famous in Dubai.

  • Luqaimat (Logma)

Luqaimat - Top Dubai Food

Luqaimat is a mouth-watering deep fried sweet ball. Those sweet balls topped with sugar syrup, honey syrup and nutella.

Luqaimat is enjoyed by every Emiratis and people from eastern countries at Ramadan, Eid and other celebrations.


  • Flour
  • Yeast
  • Milk Powder
  • Sugar
  • Cardamom Powder
  • Oil/Ghee
  • Honey

Whenever you visit Dubai, enjoy those sweet deeply fried balls.



  • Basbousa 

Basbousa is a famous sweet in middle eastern countries. This sweet is mostly eaten in Egypt during celebration or festival times. Basbousa is a cake soaked in syrup. Coconut juice, semolina is spread on the nuts and then mixed with a syrup to prepare the final cake.

Basbousa is sold in every part and corner of Egypt. Every retailer or bakery owner prepares their unique basbousa by putting different flavors in the cake.

Things you will need to make the best Basbousa:

  • Farina
  • Yogurt
  • Ghee 
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Baking Powder
  • Shredded Coconut

Enjoy Basbousa whenever you visit Dubai.


  • Halawat El Jibn

A delicious arabic dessert made from soft cheese dough covered with different flavors of cream and jam.

Halawat El Jibn is a light, smooth dessert which is a combination of amazing flavors with different textures. The outer layer of Halawat El Jibn is made up of cheese, semolina, sugar and rose petals. The cheese dough is rolled on fine sheets with different clotted cream flavor.

Ingredients required:

  • Sugar
  • Semolina
  • Lemon Juice
  • Rose Water
  • Mozzarella Cheese


  • Kunafa

This sweet dessert is loved in all the arabic countries. This orange and yellow coloured sweet is made with maggie-like pastry and semolina. Then it is dipped into sweet sugar syrup and a cheesy filling.

After soaking it into sweet syrup, the mixture of nuts is added to give an amazing feel and crunchy taste. 


  • Kunafa (Noodle like threads)
  • Ghee
  • Milk
  • Corn Starch
  • Sweet Cheese
  • Sugar Syrup

This recipe is easy to make and it is made at every home in Dubai or arabic countries. If any of your relatives live in Dubai then try Kunafa (Knafeh) at their home.



  • Umm Ali 

The name of this sizzling dish has a fabulous history in the past. The name of Ali’s mother was Umm Ali. Umm Ali was the biggest rival of the ruler’s wife. Due to this rivalry, the ruler’s wife ordered his team regarding Umm Ali’s death.

To celebrate her death she ordered this milky dessert and named it as Umm Ali. This dessert was spread all over the world. 

This dessert consists of pastry, milk, cream and nuts to get a delicious taste.


  • Frozen Puff Pastry
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Nuts, almond &, raisins


Below is a list of some exotic dishes of Dubai:

  • Oozie – Ramadan Special
  • Kellaj – A Cheesy Delight
  • Shawarma
  • Samboosa
  • Khanfaroosh
  • Mahalabiya
  • Falafel
  • Shirin Polo
  • Oman chips roll
  • Mandi

Whenever you get a chance to visit Dubai, just go and eat some famous cuisines or else make it at your home by learning the recipe.