5 mega Dubai milkshakes everyone needs to try at least once

Dubai’s most outrageous milkshakes

Dubai is home to some pretty mega desserts – from monster cookies we can’t get enough to scoops of gold-topped, activated charcoal ice cream, Dubai does dessert big.

But what about outrageous milkshakes? And no, we don’t mean blended ice cream – we’re talking in-your-face freaky freakshakes and can’t-believe-this-even-exists crazy creations. Mega milkshakes.

Chocolate Cookie milkshake at The Grill Shack

You might be here for monster burgers but don’t you dare leave The Grill Shack without sampling one of its mega shakes. Our favourite is the Chocolate Cookie milkshake, because, well, Oreos. The clue here is in the name – expect plenty of chocolatey goodness and lots of cookies.
Dhs41. Open Sun-Thu 10.30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10.30am-midnight. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2382).

Do-nut Disturb milkshake at Catch22

This fresh strawberry milkshake is topped with sprinkle-covered and chocolate-covered doughnuts, candy floss, a lollipop and finished off with a generous drizzle of caramel and chocolate sauce (just because we need a bit of extra sugar, right?). Just make sure you don’t disturb us when we’re slurping back this mega milkshake… You’ve been warned.
Dhs69. Open Sat-Wed noon-1.30am, Thu-Fri noon-2am. The Beach – JBR (04 424 3057).

Mr. & Mrs. C milkshake at Sauce

Have you always wanted to share a milkshake with two straws, like they do in the black and white movies? This cookies and cream milkshake is the perfect drink for fulfilling all your 50s-aethetic fantasies. Meet Mr. & Mrs. C – with a Nutella frosted rim covered in cookie crumbs, and topped with an ice cream sandwich, whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and sprinkles, it might be even more than you bargained for. For Dhs59 it’s a whole dessert in a cup.
Dhs59. Open daily noon-midnight. Al Habtoor City (056 538 8388).

Old-School Drive-In milkshake at Black Tap

A list of monster milkshakes wouldn’t be a list of monster Dubai milkshakes without an appearance from Black Tap, and if looks are anything to go by, this might just be one of the craziest crazy shakes Dubai has ever seen. Priced at Dhs62, the bubble-gum flavoured shake is adorned with gumballs, a fruit sorbet popsicle, rainbow-coloured popcorn, and sprinkles – and don’t even get us started on the Skittles-covered vanilla-frosted rim. We’re ready to slurp the rainbow.
Dhs62. Locations include JBR, Mall of the Emirates, and The Dubai Mall, blacktapme.com.

Tie Dye milkshake at Sugar Factory

From a place called Sugar Factory – you’d expect some wacky, sugar-laden creations, and let’s just say, they ain’t called insane milkshakes for nothing. Behold the Tie Dye: vanilla ice cream blended with red and yellow white chocolate ganache and generously topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and some show-stopping candy floss. And yes, that’s a chocolate and sprinkle-covered glass it comes in.
Dhs65.Locations include La Mer and Dubai Festival City, sugarfactory.com.