The Municipality of Dubai has estimated that the city opens up to three new restaurants, cafes, or grocery stores every day. Thus, according to official statistics, almost 500 new grocery stores and catering establishments appeared in the city in 2018, and this is 7% more than the corresponding figure of the previous year, that is, the development of this sector goes with a noticeable acceleration.
The sector of grocery stores and catering establishments is among the fastest growing one, that is, cafes and restaurants are very beneficial for foreign investors.
Most of the new stores and restaurants are opening up in new areas in order to inmprove the necessary infrastructure to new residential areas.
So, by the middle of 2018, there were 16,518 cafes, restaurants and grocery stores in the city – foreign tourists and local residents really have a lot of options to choose from, and given that the city is preparing for the World Expo 2020, the demand for these establishments in the coming years will grow.