Dubai is known for lavish restaurants, and gold dishes and offers almost every cuisine that you might have ever heard of. However, Dubai is also known for iconic bakeries that have been ruling our hearts for decades. And if you are visiting Dubai or want to try food from iconic bakeries, these five should be your pick.
- Habib Bakery: This 36-year-old iconic bakery is located in the busy lanes of Hor Al Anz. Started in 1987 by Kunhi Moyin and his brother, this humble bakery is known to offer the best confectioneries in Dubai. From Arabic sweets like Kunafeh and Shabiyat to layer cakes, rolls, and puff pastries, this bakery will spoil you for choices.
2. Al Reef Lebanese Bakery: Established in UAE in 1986, Al Reef Lebanese Bakery is your place if you love manakish. The bakery is also known for its Middle Eastern pastries like kuna fa and baklawa and also serves lip-smacking bite-sized desserts. It is located across Dubai and is definitely a must-visit.
3. Caesars Confectionery: Every UAE Kid in Dubai has grown up eating mini pizzas from Caesars Confectionery. It has been in UAE for around two decades and is a household name in Dubai. One can try Arabian Savouries like Safiha, Sabanekh, Zaatar, and Fattair and oven-fresh pizzas, puffs, sandwiches and more; the flavours won’t disappoint. And the best part is it’s light on pocket and affordable by all.
4. Al Mukhtar: This one is in Sharjah and is known as the oldest bakery in the UAE. Serving freshly baked manakish, sausage rolls and éclair for over 40 years, Al Mukhtar is perfect for those looking for quality food at steal prices. For your Arabic favourites to freshly baked bread and hot pipping tea- trust us, it is worth travelling to Sharjah for.
So if you are visiting Dubai soon, add these bakeries to your list.