United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market is segmented by Meat Type (Poultry, Beef, Mutton, and Others); By Product Type (Chilled, Frozen, and Fresh); and By Distribution Channel (On-Trade and Off-Trade).

Market Snapshot

United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market Overview
Study Period: 2016-2025
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 6.5 %
United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market Top Companies

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Market Overview

United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Strong economic growth leading to higher protein consumption, a growing number of domestic, as well as, expat population, coupled with the rising preference for red meat (both sheep and bovine meat) are some of the other factors driving the meat market in the country. ​
  • Moreover, there is an increase in the number of restaurants, fast-food chains, hotels, and resorts, which, in turn, increases the demand for edible meat in the country.​
  • Some of the other major factors responsible for the market’s growth in the country are the availability of a wide range of product and brand options depending on nutritive quality, pricing, and product availability of these edible meat products. ​

Scope of the report

United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market is segmented by meat type, product type, and distribution channel. Based on the meat type, the market has been segmented into poultry, beef, mutton, and others. Based on product type, the market has been segmented into chilled, frozen, and fresh. Based on the distribution channel, the market is segmented into on-trade and off-trade. The off-trade segment is further sub-segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, online retail stores, and other distribution channels.

By Meat Type
By Product Type
By Distribution Channel
Speciality Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels

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Key Market Trends

Well Penetrated Distribution Network​

The evolving retail industry in the United Arab Emirates is marked by the emergence of many stores in the hypermarket/supermarket and specialty formats. Comfort and convenience are increasingly becoming important to customers because of their hectic lifestyles and work schedules. ​For the most part, poultry companies in the United Arab Emirates are well-managed and staffed with knowledgeable sales representatives. Large domestic producers are capable of distributing products directly to retailers; else, they have their own retail outlets. In the past years, online spending by consumers has risen significantly. The growth opportunity for the sales of various edible meat through the online channel has forced online vendors to improve purchase processes in terms of security and reliability, which, in turn, has propelled the demand for these products. For instance, LuLu, Kibsons, and MEAT ONE are some of the major players with a significant presence. Thus, most vendors are adopting online retail strategies to reduce costs and increase their margins, which will benefit the market during the forecast period.​

United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market Key Trends

Poultry Holds a Significant Market Share

The poultry sector in the United Arab Emirates continues to grow at a significant rate, though imports are still making up the most important part of the poultry market demand there, according to the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. The poultry market sector in the United Arab Emirates continues to face serious challenges with diseases being the greatest problem. Avian Influenza, a scandal on Brazilian meat and new halal certification requirements that posed different obstacles for the poultry businesses in the United Arab Emirates.​ However, Arabians prefer consuming chicken especially Brazilian chicken as it is perceived as a quality product, competitively priced, and has low water content.​

United Arab Emirates Edible Meat Market Share

Competitive Landscape

The edible meat market in the United Arab Emirates is competitive, as it involves various local and global players. Government support has enabled manufacturers to improve production technology and to compete with international food suppliers in terms of prices and quality. ​ Some of the major players in the market are Najmat Taiba Foodstuff LLC, Al Kabeer Group ME, Al Islami Food, Diamond Meat Processing LLC, JBS, and BRF SA, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Meat Type

      1. 5.1.1 Poultry

      2. 5.1.2 Beef

      3. 5.1.3 Mutton

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Chilled

      2. 5.2.2 Frozen

      3. 5.2.3 Fresh

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 On-Trade

      2. 5.3.2 Off-Trade

        1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

        2. Speciality Stores

        3. Online Retail Stores

        4. Other Distribution Channels


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Najmat Taiba Foodstuff LLC

      2. 6.3.2 Al Kabeer Group ME

      3. 6.3.3 Al Islami Food

      4. 6.3.4 Diamond Meat Processing LLC.

      5. 6.3.5 Albatha Group

      6. 6.3.6 GOLDEN DUNES

      7. 6.3.7 JBS

      8. 6.3.8 BRF SA

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Edible Meat Market market is studied from 2016 - 2025.

The Edible Meat Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

Najmat Taiba Foodstuff LLC, Al Kabeer Group ME, Al Islami Food, Diamond Meat Processing LLC., Albatha Group are the major companies operating in Edible Meat Market.

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