— Work in progress
Emiratis, U.A.E. nationals and Arabs in general, like people from anywhere else on the planet, have a sweet tooth.
However many of the sweets and cakes here are very different from any I have seen anywhere else. The closest being perhaps a danish pastry or maybe a vanilla slice but without the fresh cream or custard.
Flaky pastry, dates, nuts, honey, cheese form the basis of many desserts here with names like baclava, kunafa, warbat and the famous bread and milk pudding, that is my favourite, Umm Ali.