The weather outside is frightful, but a delicious cup of hot chocolate tastes so delightful…

If you hadn’t already noticed when looking out of your window (or all over everyone’s Insta stories), it’s raining in Dubai. And, there’s rain and showers expected to continue until at least Friday.

This weather makes us want to get all cosy, and even though it might still be around 20 degrees, we’re still inclined to warm our cockles with an indulgent hot chocolate.

Here’s our pick of 7 hot chocolates to try in Dubai… 



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Angelina’s decadent hot chocolate has earned itself high regard with Dubai residents. Named L’Africain, the consistency is like molten chocolate, and whilst it is rich, the dollop of fresh cream on top balances it out nicely.

Angelina, The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai, 9am to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 442 8814.

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Godiva Chocolate Cafe


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There are a number of master chocolatier Godiva Chocolate Cafes around Dubai, including Mall of the Emirates, JBR and City Walk. Their velvety hot chocolates come in three forms; the original chocolixir, salted caramel or our personal favourite, red velvet. Mmmmm…

Godiva Chocolate Cafe, JBR The Beach, Dubai, 10am to 12am Sun to Wed, Thurs to Sat, 10am to 1am. Tel: (04) 551 6883. @godivaarabia

Home Bakery


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This steaming mug of hot chocolate comes with chocolate chunks melting away at the bottom and even a chocolate bar stirrer. Oh and it’s topped with fluffy whipped cream, too. Bliss.

Home Bakery, The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai, 9am to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 344 4462. @home_bakery



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Cocoville’s hot chocolate is rich, creamy and indulgent – and we wouldn’t expect anything less. The serving, topped with whipped cream, is small but mighty. Order two, you won’t regret it.

Cocoville, Al Ferdous building 2, Shop 2, Al Wasl Rd, Dubai, 9am to 11pm Saturday to Thursday, 11am to 11pm Friday. Tel: (04) 338 9786. @thecocoville

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Love hot chocolate? Come and try one of the best in town. Shangri-La’s baristas will carve imported dark, milk and white chocolate blocks, adding the shavings into hot milk for a most decadent drink.

Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd Near Financial Metro Station, Dubai. Tel: (04) 343 8888.

Avalanche Cafe

For those who have ever been skiing, you’ll know there’s nothing quite like the feeling or taste of a belly-warming hot chocolate, fresh off the mountain. As close as you’ll get to that feeling in Dubai is at Avalanche Cafe, which overlooks the ski slope at Ski Dubai. They keep it simple with marshmallows, cream and chocolate bits.

Avalanche Cafe, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, 10am to 10pm, daily. Tel: (04) 409 4164.

Debauve & Gallais


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This chocolatier originated in Paris and has been loved for generations. It’s now loved by the people of the UAE too, and the ‘Le Chocolate Chaud’ is the sort of simple, frothy hot chocolate that just lets the chocolatey goodness do the talking.

Debauve & Gallais, Precinct Building 2 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, open daily. Tel: (04) 386 8000. @debauveandgallais

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