A positive economic outlook and influx of tourists are expected in UAE, in the context of EXPO 2020, naturally boosting the demand for consumer foodservice options.
The restaurant sector achieved a remarkable growth in the UAE and is expected to rise further due to the continuous increase in population, a large number of tourists from around the world, as well as the rising trend for dining out.
Kabab Erbil, an authentic Iraqi fine dining restaurant was introduced in 2003 by Mr. Azad Omar Qaradaghi, has achieved incredible success in short span of time with two outlets operating in Al Muteena Street and Al Rigga Street. Serving more than 500 customers every day, the restaurant is famous for its traditional Iraqi cuisine and aesthetic ambience, which leaves the customer with a unique experience.
“With the increasing appetite for out-of-home dining and growing discretionary wealth in the region, there is plenty of room for restaurant brands to expand their business; I have found that Dubai has a serious food culture and that is what we are tapping into; therefore we are planning to expand our operations in Dubai” said Mr Mariwan Qaradaghi, owner and director of Kabab Erbil Iraqi restaurant.
According to Euromonitor International, about 19,000 extra F&B outlets are expected in the UAE by 2019. With more than 6,021 outlets in the Emirates, dining out is becoming a favorite activity for many Dubai residents, who spend an average of Dh841 on restaurant meals per month, the highest in the Middle East market.
Dubai being the cultural melting pot, the food lovers are always on a culinary quest for the next interesting cuisine that will provide pleasure to their taste buds. Despite being a strong liking for Middle Eastern cuisine, Dubai is showing dynamic growth for restaurants offering multicultural cuisines.
“The Diners are embracing the different cuisines and they are willing to explore new places which offer the cultural cuisine coupled with the perfect ambience; considering this favorable trend, we are offering traditional Iraqi dishes including our signature dish Kabab, followed by our famous Masgouf to our customers from different nationalities and cultures” added Mr. Mariwan Qaradaghi, owner and director of Kabab Erbil Iraqi restaurant.
Dubai has become the ultimate choice for many of the brands that are looking to expand their businesses in the region, especially in the light of expectations of economic growth in the Emirate.