DED data shows two restaurants, one café open daily in Dubai

Bur Dubai and Deira remain most popular areas for restaurants and cafés in first four months of 2019, DED data shows

Bur Dubai is a hotspot for F&B investment.
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Bur Dubai is a hotspot for F&B investment.

Investment in Dubai's food and beverage (F&B) sector is steadily continuing, and at least one coffee shop and two restaurants open each day in Dubai, according to according to data shared by the emirate's Department of Economic Development (DED) in the emirate, with Bur Dubai and Deira – part of the popular 'Old Dubai' region of the city – being the city's busiest neighbourhoods for such eateries. 

Findings by DED's business registration and licensing (BRL) team showed that the total number of restaurants and cafés in Dubai reached 427 in the first four months of 2019, marking a 25% hike over corresponding figures for 2018. 

Of the total number, 258 were restaurants and 169 were coffee shops, and Bur Dubai accounted for the largest share with 267 eateries, followed by Deira at 160.

Burj Khalifa's area remains a popular sub-region for these facilities, and features 77 of the total number, followed by areas such as Al Marar (29); Al Garhoud (20); Jumeirah 1 (18); Al Barsha 1 (17); Al Nahda 1 (14); Port Saeed (14); Al Muraqabat (12); Trade Centre 1 (10); and Al Warqa 1 (8).

Indians made up the top nationality investing in the sector during the first four months of 2019, followed by nationals from Britain, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and China, according to UAE state news agency, Wam.

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