08/12/2009 11:44 PM | By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter
Dubai: While Ramadan is just a few days away, an authentic Pakistani sweet shop has opened in Sharjah offering a variety of mouthwatering sweets.
The shop, opened in Al Majarrah area of Sharjah, offers a complete range of Pakistani sweets and bakery products. It is surrounded by a number of outlets offering Pakistani products including vegetables, fruit and other items imported from the country. The area is unofficially known as Pakistan Chowk (crossing) due to the high concentration of Pakistani shops.
"We are very happy that such a shop has been opened in the UAE. There was a great need for such an outlet here," said Khursheed Ahmad Junejo, Ambassador of Pakistan, who inaugurated the shop amidst a crowd of Pakistanis.
Junejo said that he would encourage Pakistani businessmen to introduce more such outlets offering special and traditional food items from their country. "It is a great gift not only for Pakistanis living here but for other nationalities as well as they can also now get a taste of freshly made traditional sweets," he added.
Suhail Khawar, the owner of the Pakistan Sweet shop, said he would open more sweet shops especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the near future.
"Although there are some other sweets shops ... it is the first of its kind which offers a full variety of sweets and bakery products," he added.
What traditional sweets do you make or purchase during Ramadan? What makes them special?