United Arab Emirates Foodservice Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United Arab Emirates Foodservice market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United Arab Emirates Foodservice size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2024) USD 19.98 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2029) USD 43.98 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Foodservice Type Full Service Restaurants
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2029) 17.10 %
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United Arab Emirates Foodservice Market Analysis

The United Arab Emirates Foodservice Market size is estimated at 19.98 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 43.98 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 17.10% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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19.98 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

43.98 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

5.20 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

17.10 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Foodservice Type

41.58 %

value share, Full Service Restaurants, 2023

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Demand for a comprehensive and luxurious dining experience, including table service, ambiance, and gourmet cuisine, has helped in catering to the largest share of the FSR segment.

Largest Segment by Outlet Type

60.48 %

value share, Independent Outlets, 2023

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High demand for unique and localized dining experiences that offer a wide variety of cuisines and price points is making independent outlets a preferred choice in the region.

Fastest-growing segment by Foodservice Type

18.85 %

Projected CAGR, Quick Service Restaurants, 2024-2029

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Factors, including low overhead costs, streamlined operations, and increased demand for online food delivery services, are helping the cloud kitchen segment to surpass others.

Fastest-growing segment by Outlet Type

17.56 %

Projected CAGR, Chained Outlets, 2024-2029

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Increasing demand for reliable and consistent dining options by consumers and the competitive pricing by chained outlets are making them grow faster in the region.

Leading Market Player

0.45 %

market share, M.H. Alshaya Co. WLL, 2022

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The company has been operating in the UAE since 1991 and developed local expertise in the market. It operates brands like Starbucks, Shake Shack, and The Cheesecake Factory.

The high ex-pat population in the country and the rise in online food delivery are fuelling the market growth

  • Full service restaurants accounted for the largest share of the market in 2022, with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine accounting for a 72.60% share. Arabic cuisine, which includes dishes like hummus, shawarma, and falafel, is especially popular in the United Arab Emirates and is frequently offered at many restaurants and food establishments around the country. Due to the large ex-pat population in the United Arab Emirates, there are also many international cuisines available, such as Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. The tendency of restaurants to move toward chef-driven dining has been a key transformation in the post-pandemic UAE F&B sector. The sector is undergoing transition, which is greatly aiding in the promotion of fine dining in the country.
  • Cafes and bars are projected to register a CAGR of 13.10% by value in the forecast period. The growth will be supported by the rising consumption of tea and coffee in the country, especially in the specialist tea/coffee sub-segment. A large international ex-pat population has cross-pollinated the UAE market with third to fifth-wave coffee shop concepts from the United States, Europe, and Australia. The United Arab Emirates has the potential and the opportunities to reinvigorate the nation as a center for specialist coffee in the Middle East from all stakeholders.
  • The cloud kitchen segment is the fastest-growing among foodservice types, anticipated to register a value CAGR of 17.34% during the forecast period. The growth will be aided by the increasing online food deliveries led by platform-to-consumer services, such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo. The United Arab Emirates has over 400 cloud kitchens. To cater to the opportunities in this space, several restaurant operators have repurposed existing facilities into cloud kitchens or have switched to third-party cloud kitchen operators.
United Arab Emirates Foodservice Market

United Arab Emirates Foodservice Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029