It’s no secret that Qatar offers some of the most delicious food finds from across the globe! However, something not to miss is the range of Arabic sweets that Qatar is home to.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team brings you a list of delectable Arabic sweets that are a must-try in Qatar!
When you think of an Arabic sweet, the ‘word’ Kunafa is sure to be at the top of the list. Kunafa is a delectable dessert famous in the Middle Eastern & Gulf region. A combination of textures can be enjoyed with each bite as a cream or cheese-filled treat with a crunchy vermicelli topping. It is typically served with warm sugar syrup.
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Mahalabia is a classic Middle Eastern dessert which is a mildly flavoured rice pudding. The pudding is sweet and aromatic, courtesy of the orange blossom or rose water it is infused with.
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The global popularity of Baklava is no secret! However, in Qatar, you can expect to find some of the freshest baklava bites in the many Arabic restaurants and sweet shops.
Put together with simple ingredients such as layers of filo pastry and chopped nuts infused with sugar syrup or honey, Baklava is an addictive sweet treat!
Places to find Baklava:
Umm Ali can be described as a warm hug in a bowl! This milk-based dessert has roots in Egypt and is also very popular in Qatar! Umm Ali is prepared using pastry, soaked in milk and sugar, topped with a layer of cream and nuts and baked to perfection.
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Another popular Arabic sweet is Basbousa which can be described as the 'Arabic Cake'! Basbousa is a semolina-based cake made using unique ingredients like tahini, ground almonds and yoghurt. To complement the soft cake-like texture, a topping of nuts gives it an enjoyable crunch.
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A household favourite and traditional Qatari sweet is the famous 'Luqaimat'. Luqaimat is a deep-fried flour dumpling drenched in warm sugar syrup and sprinkled with sesame seeds. They offer a crunchy outer bite with a spongey texture within.
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Qatayef is a popular Arabic sweet with different versions across countries like Lebanon, Morocco and others! A soft pancake-like casing filled with cream, topped with nuts and drizzled with honey or sugar syrup is what Qatayef is.
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