Dubai has officially entered the winter phase. Temperatures have dropped and the streets are getting crowdier day by day. This holiday season is also bringing back sweet cravings. It is that time of the year when the city has many winter pop-ups here and there bringing you holiday treats.
Winter stalls are decorated with candy canes, peppermint barks, chocolate Santa, and gingerbread cookies. You can also see different types of hot chocolates being served at these places. Be it the creamy hot chocolate the milky ones, or the ones with extra whipping cream and caramel drizzles, most of us like to have hot chocolates.
Hot chocolates are a winter tradition in Dubai. On chilly outdoor evenings, it feels serene to sip on a hot creamy chocolate in a fancy cup. If you wish to satiate your cravings for hot chocolate, here are some of the best hot chocolates in Dubai you should taste.
The Choco Monarch
The Choco Monarch is a popular concept café in Dubai. It has got two branches across UAE. They are popular for their dessert dishes since 2017. They have a small variety of hot chocolate collections made with pure Belgian chocolates.
Monarch hot chocolate is their signature hot chocolate which is made using pure Dark Belgian chocolates. They also serve Sweet hot chocolate, which is made with original Belgian milk chocolate, and White hot chocolate, which is made with original Belgian white chocolate. You can add marshmallows to elevate your drink for an additional payment of AED5.
The Choco Monarch also have chocolate rich varieties in crepes, waffles, and pancake. If you want something savory to contrast with the hot chocolate, you can try out their savory menu which includes signature egg dishes in crepes, waffles, and pancakes.
Price: All the hot chocolates are priced at AED20.
Location: You can visit their store in Dubai at Al Ghurair Centre, Rigga.
Opening hours: The café opens at 10 am and closes by 10 pm but on weekends (Friday and Saturday) they are open until 12 am.
Mirzam Chocolate Makers
Mirzam Chocolate Makers are pioneer chocolatiers in the region. Mirzam chocolates are one of the best in-house chocolates in Dubai. Mirzam hot chocolates are one-of-a-kind hot beverages with exotic spices. These hot chocolates come in various flavors.
Mirzam hot chocolate is made by melting one single chocolate and a milk of your choice is added to it to make it smooth. The texture of Mirzam hot chocolate is well-balanced, neither thick nor dilated.
You can try their rose and Moroccan mint-flavored hot chocolate. The hot chocolate mix is available on their website. They also have cinnamon and orange zest hot chocolates. These spiced-up hot chocolates are unique and also tastier since the sweetness is well balanced out.
Price: The average cost of a Mirzam hot chocolate is AED32.
Location: You can visit their outlet at Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (Warehouse 70).
Opening hours: They are open from 8 am to 11 pm.
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café
Guylian Belgian offers one of the finest Belgian chocolates in the region. The café is popular for its exclusive menu of decadent desserts. And these hot chocolates they serve here are pure melted cocoa mass.
They have a small variety of hot chocolates. Guylian milk hot chocolate, Guylian dark hot chocolate, and Guylian praline hot chocolate are some of their tastiest hot chocolates. They also have flavored hot chocolates in peppermint, coconut, and banana & caramel.
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café’ menu is any foodies bucketlist. They not only have cocoa-rich dishes but also yummy sandwiches, salads, and bread. You could try some of their viennoiseries with hot chocolate.
Visit their website to check out their menu.
Price: The hot chocolates here cost an average of AED33.
Location: They have three outlets in Dubai. You can visit their outlets at Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, and The Pointe.
Opening hours: The stores open at 9 am and close by 11 pm. During weekends, they are open until midnight.
Said DAL 1923
Said DAL 1923 is popular for homemade Italian chocolates in Dubai. This London-based café has an extensive menu curated to satiate the cravings of chocoholics. You can get your hands on one of the thickest hot chocolates in the world.
Said DAL serves three varieties of hot chocolate in Dubai. Hazelnut hot chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate are the options you have when it comes to hot chocolate at Said DAL. These are made up of the finest Italian chocolates.
People also visit Said DAL for vintage chocolate machines, triple chocolate desserts, and European flair. The menu at Said DAL 1923 also features delicious Italian cuisine. You can try out famous focaccia while at the café. They also have signature pasta and pizzas made by in-house chefs.
You can also order their delicacies via their online website.
Price: All the hot chocolates at the café are priced at AED37.
Location: You can visit their store at City Walk, Al Wasl.
Opening hours: The café opens at 9 am and closes by 12 am.
The Coco Ville is a UAE homegrown brand popular for its hot chocolates. If you fancy thick hot chocolates, this should be on your list. They have been serving the residents the finest handcrafted chocolates for years now.
Coco Ville hot chocolates are unique in texture, quality, and taste. The hot chocolates at Coco Ville are made from pure cocoa. They have also tried to uplift the appearance with flower bombs and marshmallow toppings on the hot chocolate. Coco Ville also has premium chocolate bombs that you can try out.
Coco Ville has a small variety is hot chocolates on their menu. Milk chocolate planet with marshmallows is one of the must-try hot chocolates on their menu.
You can also taste their chocolate delights and brownies at the place.
Price: A small cup of hot chocolate costs around AED12 at the café. You can also have the bigger version for AED25.
Location: You can visit them at Jumeirah and Manazel Building, Nad Al Sheba. (Shop No.6)
Opening hours: The outlets open at 10 am and close by 10 pm.
Godiva chocolates are a household name in Dubai. They have been in the chocolate business since 1926. It is one of the go-to places to satisfy your Belgian chocolate cravings.
Godiva Café has varieties of hot chocolates. The bestselling original Chocolixir, red velvet hot chocolate, and salted caramel hot chocolate are the popular ones. They also sell chocolate shots and choco espresso. Their hot chocolates are not thick and have a diluted consistency.
While at Godiva Café, try out their assorted chocolates and other chocolaty desserts. You can also treat yourself to a cookie to go with your hot chocolate.
You can visit their website to buy their chocolate mixes and chocolate bombs.
Price: The average cost of a Godiva hot chocolate is AED35.
Location: They have multiple outlets in Dubai. You can visit their outlets at City Walk, Dubai Festival City Mall, Mall of the Emirates, The Outlet Village, and JBR.
Opening hours: They open at 9 am and close by 11 pm. During weekends, they are open until 12 pm.