The total number of new restaurants and cafes opening in Dubai has reached 427 during the first four months of 2019.
According to the Business Registration and Licensing sector in the Department of Economic Development Dubai, the number includes 258 restaurants and 169 coffee shops, a growth of 25 percent compared to the same period in 2018.
The figures show that at least two restaurants and one coffee shop open daily in Dubai, state news agency WAM reported on Monday.
Bur Dubai accounted for the largest share of operational restaurants and cafes, followed by Deira, the research revealed.
The report also showed that the top ten nationalities investing in this sector during the first four months of 2019 were Indians, followed by Brits, Ethiopians, Pakistanis and Lebanese.
The total number of workers in active restaurants and cafes in Dubai reached 1,566.
The DED said in the report that restaurants and cafes must maintain the highest standards to be accepted by the public, citizens, residents and tourists.
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