After a long, 15-hour fast, it can be hard to resist the temptation of an indulgent, sweet treat come iftar. But don’t give in to sugary qatayef and bloating knefeh for a late night snack—reach for a healthier, homemade alternative that’s brimming with natural and organic ingredients instead. Below, we round up the best guilt-free, healthy desserts in Dubai (and where to find them) this Ramadan.
Founded by Dalia Dogmoch and Racil Chalhoub, the Kitsch Concept store offers more than 14 mouth-watering cupcake options. Baked daily on the premises, the must-try cupcakes include “The Skinny,” which is low-fat and low sugar; “The Chick Friendly,” which doesn’t include egg; and “The Cow Friendly,” which is dairy-free.
Kitsch Concept is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai.
Skinny Genie—a lifestyle company committed to creating healthy, handmade food products—boasts a bloat-free menu of indulgent desserts that includes sticky date cakes, dark chocolate fondants, low-fat cheesecakes, and guilt-free cookies.
Skinny Genie is located in the Al Quoz Industrial Area 1, Dubai.
The Protein Bake Shop
The Protein Bake Shop—launched by clinical nutritionist, Rashi Chowdhary—is a go-to for sweet and savory desserts that are dairy-free, low-fat, and loaded with protein.
The Protein Bake Shop products are available at The Farmer’s Garden in Wasl Vita Mall and Wasl Square, and various Choithrams locations across Dubai.
The only 100% gluten-free kitchen in Dubai, the Sweet Connection bakery is proud to offer an array of healthy cakes, cupcakes, and doughnuts to satisfy every sweet tooth.
Sweet Connection is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai.
Raw Love Vegan
If you’re looking for a healthy hangout in Dubai, then visit Raw Love Vegan. The cult vegan bakery offers healthy, house-made cakes, cupcakes, tarts, and cheesecakes.
Raw Love Vegan is located in The Greens, Dubai.