The geographical location of Dubai means they have a fantastic range of cuisines on offer. If you visit you can be assured there will be something for everyone. We visited in late-August/early September. It was really hot. One evening, on the dash back from the Metro station in Al Jaddaf to our hotel (literally across the street), we saw the welcoming lights of Freez, an ice-cream dessert shop.
We promised ourselves that we’d visit before we came home. In fact, we planned to go there for lunch on our last day in Dubai: We’d have a lazy morning around the hotel roof top pool, lunch at Freez, then go on our afternoon/evening desert safari. All was going well, until we discovered that Freez didn’t open until the evening, aarrgghh. But it was ok, as we headed straight there once we returned from our desert adventure!
The first thing that hits you, apart from the lovely cold air conditioning, as you walk into Freez is the bright, modern decoration. It’s really quirky with graffiti on the walls!
A favourite of mine were the mini cargo containers being used as tissue holders on each table.
It’s a fun place. Nice contemporary tables and a separate children’s table with lots of things for them to play and amuse themselves with.
The menu had a huge range of ice-cream, gelato and sorbet served in all sorts of interesting ways. Crepes, Shakes, Waffles – all in various shapes and combinations with chocolate bars, brownies, red velvet cake and lots more. They served good espresso, lattes and other coffees, along with ‘posh slushies’, like mojitos.
When we visited, we ordered a chocolate brownie sundae and a pistachio sundae:
… A Kinder sundae:
… And Strawberries covered in milk, dark and white chocolate:
Some popular delicacies include Nutella crepes, Lotus crepes, Rainbow crepes, Strawberries covered in molten chocolate and Rainbow waffles topped with Belgian chocolate. Lots of sauces too, including Lotus sauce, Nutella and strawberry sauce. My all-time favourite are the pink panther strawberry jars (in a big Nutella jar). These desserts are ice cream and whipped cream base with a sauce of choice served in a big Nutella jar.
The Unicorn shake has a sour strawberry mix with a blend of sweet cotton candy topped with whipped cream and strawberry and cotton candy sauce on top garnished with a sour rainbow gummy belt candy. Chocolate heaven is a Kinder crepe (crepe with real Kinder bars inside). Raspberry Red Bull (Red Bull slushy with raspberry syrup in). For those who prefer savouries there is also a Cheese and chips crepe!
Why we Loved Freez
There are a huge number of possible dessert and frozen drink combinations at Freez. The ice-cream flavours include chocolate, coffee, strawberry, sour strawberry, lemon, pistachio, mango and even mint choc chip. The desserts can be eaten in store but in a lot of cases are taken away. They even do home delivery (alas, not to the UK!)
Freez is definitely the place to go for a decadent dessert after a long day in the heat. Prices vary from about 20AED (£4) for a basic crepe and ice cream to 35AED (£7) for more sophisticated creations. It isn’t that expensive and it’s a must go to place to cool down and get a sweet treat when you are in Dubai.