Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Food Industry


Number of F&B outlets in UAE are predicted to go up to 19,000 by 2020 from the current 16,200: Industry Report

As the UAE continues to become a melting pot of cultures from across the globe, the number of premium, fast casual food concepts in the country is growing at a much faster pace than any other segment in the food sector with exponential growth anticipated over the next four to five years, according to a leading industry player.

Glee Hospitality Solutions, which has carved a niche by creating, developing and operating successful Home Grown restaurant concepts in the Middle East, feels that cuisines from all over the world are increasing in popularity in the UAE as it has become a microcosm of the globe with a multitude of nationalities and culture either residing or travelling to the UAE, thanks to its myriad attractions and advantages.

As the UAE becomes the culinary capital of the world, an industry survey by KPMG states that quick service restaurants and cafes continues to be the most popular formats in the UAE and by 2020 the number of F&B establishments in the country is predicted to go up by 19,000 from the current 16,200 and revenue in the local F&B industry up to 2020 is likely to outstrip growth of outlets by around 30%.

According to Glee Hospitality, the increased focus is on providing a wide variety of healthier eating options in the premium, fast food category, causing health conscious customers to shift to fast casual brands with an added luxury of proper dining in an upscale decor.

“Today's consumers are shifting their dining preferences and trend is towards more modern, premium, casual and social experiences. Variety is the buzzword – something that the UAE offers through its consumer demography. Then, there is a heavy emphasis on quality, nutrition and ambience. So, a menu designed to appeal to quality-conscious consumers will drive in consumers,” said Abdul Kader Saadi, Managing Director at Glee Hospitality Solutions.

By 2020, the UAE market is bound to grow by leaps and bounds, primarily because of the scale and magnitude of world-class events such as Expo 2020 and Dubai Parks. The need of the hour, hence, is to get the planning right, so that the latest trends in the market are factored in.

“Fast casual restaurants have been modest to keep them competitive but the effort is to raise operational efficiencies to start with. This is where Glee Hospitality comes into the picture, due to the expertise it brings to the table in managing new food concepts and its involvement in auditing, strategy planning and operational support in creating a good business opportunity for the concept,” said Saadi.

Moreover, with phenomenal growth envisaged in the hospitality industry, particularly the room portfolio in the wake of global events such as Expo 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which will bring in over 90,000 rooms across 350 hotels under construction, the demand for premium, fast casual food & beverage outlets cannot be understated.

“As hospitality consultants, one of our most important part of our pre-opening service is the concept development where we have to be up-to-date about the current market surveys, researches and trends in order to develop the concepts. As per the current market trend, Glee's focus lies towards premium fast casual food concepts offering fascinating menus, fresh components, and modern elements of design,” Saadi summed up.

Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 10669 times
Posted on : Monday, October 17, 2016  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Monin Cup 2016 UAE to inspire creativity in young F&B industry professionals
Next Story : Tetra Pak opens an Innovation Centre to boost Food and Beverage Innovation in Middle East and Africa
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
100% Vegan New… Body Yogurts 15 Seconds to Glowing Healthy-looking Skin Spoon It on
Therése Neaimé- Sold to perfection
Marni Eyewear Collection, Exclusively Available at Grand Optics
Linda Paradis brings non-invasive ink removal to Dubai
Leaves of Joy
ba&sh The Modest Collection
Sandro's SS18 Top Picks - It all begins with color!
Martin Hoping for Amstel Gold as Irishman Leads Team to Ardennes Classics
Sony's PXW-Z280, World's first 4K 3-chip Camcorder with new 1/2-type Exmor R CMO...
Timeless Ties
IKEA announces latest INDUSTRIELL and HJÄRTELIG Collections
Scuderia Ferrari Abetone Collection
HP's New High-Performance Workstations Push Creative and Technical Workflows to ...
Tommy Hilfiger's SS2018 men's and women's watch collection
Boss watches presents the Ocean Edition
Al-futtaim Names Its New Dubai Lifestyle Mall – ‘Festival Plaza'
The Chronofighter Grand Vintage by Graham is exactly as big as it appears in the...
Sophie's Café Introduces Ve-Gang Tuesdays for ladies starting from 17th April
Nikon D850 and D7500 presented with Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018
Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness
Japan's Masazo Nonaka Is Awarded Guinness World Records Title for Oldest Living ...
Accessories Collection 2018 Gentleman Attitude
MG Motor and Al Yousuf Motors Open New Dubai Showroom
Trend Alert from kate spade to help you pull off the cool girl look when you're ...
COLAB - Dry Shampoo
Latifa bint Mohammed visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE, hails state-of-art initiatives
Summertime Beauty Picks at Glambeaute.com
Sony unleashes refined creativity with the new FS5 II
Get the best bargains at Dragon Mart's End of Season Clearance Market
ORANGE & BERGAMOT Awaken the Cult Icon New Additions
Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+
FOREO delivers the ultimate festival survival kit for a glow-on-the-go.
ICBA, Dubai Carbon team up for sustainability projects
Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds
Indie Film ‘Selfie' Premieres in Dubai
PCFC's stand at DIGAE sees heavy diplomatic footfall
New Blow Out Bar and Make-Up Studio SWISH by Immaclife Opens in Abu Dhabi in Apr...
A Royal Ramadan Experience by Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
Finnair to offer a hand baggage only ticket type on selected North Atlantic routes
GMIS Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Italian Pharmaceutical Leader Farmin...
Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace enter into a partnership for a new lower-deck passen...
International Property Show and Dubai Property Festival drive exclusive banks offers
Airbus launches new Cabin-Flex option for A380 with Qantas
Skyline University College Economics Day 2018: One Step towards Tomorrow
Enhance skin radiance, smoothness and brightness in just 14 days, with the new J...
Dubai Property Show and International Property Show kicks off 14th edition with ...
Rolling Cones, a new luxury ice cream concept, launches at the Hyatt Regency Dub...