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How to start restaurant business in abu dhabi


how to start restaurant business in abu dhabi

About Abu Dhabi:

The Capital city of UAE and One of the biggest Emirates. Mostly focused on Oil exports and Trades and has seen fabulous growth over the years. According to experts more than 20,000 outlets are expected to enter Food and Restaurant sector in Abu Dhabi by 2020. Underpinned by the worldwide foodie, it’s easily visible why Abu Dhabi has very happening places for foodies.

Why Abu Dhabi:

•A flourishing and assorted cluster of customers from around the globe like Asia, Africa, Europe, America, Australia and Middle East.
•One of the fastest growing tourism sector
•Solid government efforts and commitment to grow the economy and GDP of the country

Advantage of setting up a Restaurant in Abu Dhabi:
There’s no doubt that UAE is one of the fastest growing economy in the Middle East, However Food and Beverages sector has seen massive growth in recent years specially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai,

Before you start a restaurant in Abu Dhabi there are several important factors to be consider for the smooth flow of Business

Choose Your Location:
Location is the main factor to be consider before you start your Restaurant Business; Even a best restaurant can fail or perform poorly if the location is not good. Always select a best location. Abu dhabi has different Business zones that specialize in different sectors. e.g. Masdar City, TwoFour54, KIZAD, Abu Dhabi airport zone etc. There are also tourist places like Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Saadiyat Island, and heritage Village etc. It is important to select a place which suits your restaurant type and customers budget. For example Students prefer low cost as they don’t work. Areas visited by tourist can accommodate luxurious and expensive restaurant. Another example is Saadiyat Island It is a place with enormous desire set to be cultural heart of the Abu Dhabi so; this could be a best option to be considered for setting up a restaurant.

Business Plan:
Making a proper business plan is important before starting any Business
•Have a proper objective for your Restaurant
•Make sure each penny spend is utilize properly to boost the restaurant business profits
•Prepare for the emergency course of action in case of any uncertainty
•Have a proper marketing plan to build your brand

Apply for License:
A very important step to start your new restaurant in Abu Dhabi is securing your license. Restaurant license has to be obtained from Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Food Safety department. Food safety Department has set many guidelines to issue the permit for restaurant and there will be regular inspection from the department. Few are listed below:
1.Personal Hygiene for staff
2.Protective clothing
3.Pest Control
4.Cross contamination
5.Cleaning and disinfection
6.Method of Heating and Chilling
7.Storage of food items
As you know obtaining a Restaurant license is a complicated and Critical part of the process, Make sure it is done properly and on time as per set guidelines by the food safety department.

This blog post is written by Mr. Raif. Feel free to call our Business Adviser today for a quality consultation relating your queries. Please send inquiry to info[at]flyingcolour[dot]com or call +971 4 4542366.

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