Wednesday 30 of November, 2022
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Egyptians Are Running Dubai's Restaurant Scene

With Dubai's dining scene growing rapidly, Egyptians are one of the leading nationalities owning restaurants and cafes in the Gulf city.

Staff Writer

A report by the UAE’s department of Economic Development has revealed that Egyptians own the highest number of restaurants and cafes in Dubai, reports EREM News earlier today.

Along with Egyptians, the two other nationalities owning the largest number of dining outlets in Dubai are Pakistanis and Indians. Egyptian restaurant owners have one third of their eateries located in six main areas of Dubai, with New Dubai, Burj Khalifa and Karama being the leading ones, according to Khaleej Times. 

With around 6,802 eateries taking up Dubai's dining scene, the three main aformentioned restaurant-owning nationalities are followed by British, Lebanese, Kuwaitis, Jordanians, Americans, Saudis and Syrians.

Hosting a population of 3 million residents and millions of tourists yearly, the F & B industry in Dubai has been fast developing over the past few years. According to a report done by KPMG, residents spend an estimate of AED 50 to AED 150 daily on dining out.