United Arab Emirates: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional
This guide intends to provide an overview for those looking to learn more about the hotel restaurant and institutional (HRI) sector. The UAE is a global hub for tourism, trade, and transportation, with world-class hotels and restaurants; tourism alone accounts for 10 to 15 percent of total economic activity in a given year. New trends such as food markets with the availability of different international cuisines, food trucks, and healthy fast food are becoming more popular in the UAE. In 2021, the HRI market was valued at $12.3 billion, an almost 17 percent increase from 2020.