Increasing western taste buds’ due to the rising level of affluence and quality standards in the country. Rapidly developing tourism and diversity in the population makes the United Arab Emirates a very attractive market for expansion for both big and small international players from all around the world, given that a number of enterprises specialising in the Middle East are ready to provide franchise support and investment to new brands and malls looking to increase their presence through a greater number of foodservice outlets, are some of the other factors expected to propel demand for Food Services over the next five years.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Year : 2014-2017

Base Year : 2018

Estimated : 2019

Forecast : 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:
  • To analyze and forecast market size of the UAE Food Services market, in terms of value as well as volume.
  • To define, classify and forecast the UAE Food Services market on the basis of type & regional distribution.
  • To scrutinize the detailed market segmentation and forecast the market size, in terms of value, on the basis of region by segmenting UAE Food Services market into three regions, namely, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Rest of UAE.
  • To identify tailwinds and headwinds for the UAE Food Services market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, supply contracts, and mergers & acquisitions in the UAE Food Services market.
  • To evaluate trends in the UAE Food Services market.
  • To strategically profile the leading players, which are involved in providing Food Services in UAE.

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Some of the major players operating in the UAE Food Services market are McDonald's Corp., Doctor's Associates Inc., Yum! Brands Inc., Seven & I Holdings Co. Ltd., Burger King Worldwide Inc., TGI Friday’s, Burger King, CKE Restaurants Inc., Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., Starbucks Corp. etc.

TechSci Research performed primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of Food Services providers in UAE. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified service providers. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research was able to include Food Services providers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analysed type and regional presence of all major Food Services providers across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size for the UAE Food Services market using a bottom-up approach, where food service providers’ value & volume sales data for different types of (Dinning Services, PBCL, QSR, Café & Others) Food Services was recorded as well as forecast for the future years was made. TechSci Research sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives, and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective Food Services providers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company annual reports, white papers, investor presentations and financial reports were also used by the TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • UAE Food Services Providers
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Associations, organizations and all alliances related to Food Services
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Industry associations
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders, such as policy makers, which market segments should be targeted over the coming years (next five years) in order to strategize investments and capitalize on growth of the market.

Report Scope:

In this report, UAE Food Services market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, by Product Type:
    • UAE Food Services Market   
      • Dinning Services
      • PBCL
      • QSR
      • Cafe
      • Others
  • Market, by Region:
      • Dubai
      • Abu Dhabi
      • Sharjah
      • Others

Competitive Landscape

Competition Benchmarking: Benchmarking of leading 10 players.

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the UAE Food Services market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Product Information

  • Detailed analysis of new players in the market and their driving forces in the market.

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1.     Product Overview

2.     Research Methodology

3.     Analyst View

4.     Global Food Services Market Overview

5.     UAE Food Services Market Outlook

5.1.   Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.   By Value & Volume

5.2.   Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.   By Type (Dinning Services, PBCL (Pubs, Bars, Clubs & Lounges), QSR (Quick Service Restaurants), Café & Others*)

5.2.2.  By Region 

5.2.3.  By Company

5.3.   Market Attractiveness Index

5.3.1.   By Type

5.3.2.   By Region

6.      UAE Dinning Services Market Outlook

6.1.   Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.  By Value & Volume

6.2.   Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.  By Region

7.       UAE PBCL Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.  By Value & Volume

7.2.   Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.  By Region

8.      UAE QSR Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1.  By Value & Volume

8.2.   Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.  By Region

9.      UAE Cafe Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size & Forecast

9.1.1.  By Value & Volume

9.2.   Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.  By Region

10.    UAE Other Food Services Market Outlook

10.1. Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.    By Value & Volume

11.   Supply Chain Analysis

12.    Import Export Analysis

13.    Market Dynamics

13.1.   Drivers

13.2.   Challenges

14.    Market Trends & Developments

15.    Policy & Regulatory Landscape

16.    UAE Economic Profile

17.   Competitive Landscape

17.1. Competition Outlook

17.2. Company Profiles (Top 10 Companies)

        18.  Strategic Recommendations

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