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Dubai is one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world. It has also become the hub of delicious culinary delights from all over the globe. Foodies from different countries visit Dubai to have a taste of the local and world cuisine to enrich their traveling experience. This has led to the remarkable growth of the food & restaurant industry in Dubai. Therefore, several businessmen are keen on setting up their restaurant business in Dubai.
4 Steps to Set Up Your Restaurant in Dubai
If you are planning to open your own restaurant in Dubai, then you need to follow the ‘Food Code’, an initiative of the Control Department of Dubai Municipality to instill food safety standards in the food industry. It ensures food safety right from food production to food consumption. As per the new Dubai food code of 2013, there are separate guidelines on the import and export of food products that must be followed.
To open a restaurant in Dubai, you need to take the following steps:
Step 1: Acquisition of Licenses & Permits
The first step is to acquire food and trade licenses from the concerned authorities.
The following documents must be provided to obtain the food license:
Step 2: Selection of the Restaurant Location
Best Area to Operate: To select the best location for your restaurant, you have to first decide whether to operate in the Mainland area or in one of Dubai’s free zones.
Right Locality to Operate: After you have selected the best area to operate, you need to select the right locality based on your target market.
Step 3: Approval for Construction Plans
After obtaining the trade license, you must also get your restaurant construction plans vetted and approved by the Food Control Department of Dubai.
Step 4: Business Plan & Cost Estimates
Along with a professional business plan, you also need to draft a financial plan, cash flow projections, a contingency plan, and more. You also need to estimate the cost of rentals, hiring staff, equipment & appliances, furniture & décor, etc. To ensure food safety measures, you must appoint only a qualified person for restaurant operations who must undergo specialized training.
Setting up a restaurant in Dubai is a challenging task. You need to have an in-depth knowledge of the numerous licenses, permits, applicable fees, and the local market. Business startup consultants like Creative Zone can assist you with all the requirements in setting up your new restaurant in Dubai. Creative Zone is the largest consulting company for business setup and support in Dubai. Call 800 LICENSE (5423673) to schedule a free consultation with one of our Business Setup Advisors today!
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