Franchise opportunities in United Arab Emirates

Attractiveness of United Arab Emirates for the development of franchise business

United Arab Emirates is mostly urban; 78% out of 9.47 million people live in the cities. The most populated cities are Dubai (1,137,347), Abu Dhabi (603,492), Sharjah (543,733) and Al Ain (408,733).

The economy is very strong due to the rich natural resources such as petroleum and natural gas which are exported to many countries. UAE has one of the highest per capita GDP in the world and one of the biggest ($3,081.34) average monthly disposable salary.

Tourism also provides a substantial contribution to the economy. In 2016 UAE attracted 19,131,000 international tourists which brought $18.7 billion to GDP. Dubai is considered the most popular shopping destination in the world. Visitor exports provide approximately $29.9 billion annually.  

Franchise opportunities are facilitated by Free Trade Zones giving a possibility of 100% foreign ownership and absolutely no taxes. Overall franchise business earns $30 billion and is constantly extending.

American brands with a share of over 70% are highly dominant on the market. Other numerous representatives are from Japan, China, Germany, UK, and Italy. There is still a steady flow of requests from both franchisees and franchisors for new franchise brands.

Over 100 different types of franchises are operating in UAE; the most popular franchise sectors include: automotive, fast food, convenience stores, retail, fashion, dry cleaning, automotive, restaurant, mail and packing service.

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Indicators of Emirati Business Market

  • Capital: Abu Dhabi

  • Currency: UAE dirham

  • Education Index (2013): 0.673

  • Official languages: Arabic

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $68,424

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 7.33

  • Population: 9.27 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $693.765 billion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 21

  • Gini: 36

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.840

List of franchises for sale in United Arab Emirates

SmartyKids franchise
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10 500 $
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UKUB franchise
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20 000 $
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GVIDO Gelato franchise
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70 300 $
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My Town franchise
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5 000 $
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RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - franchise of Ramen shop
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45 000 $
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Claustrophobia franchise
Claustrophobia - real-life quests franchise
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37 500 $
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Gemotest Laboratory franchise
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12 000 $
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9rounds franchise
9ROUND - franchise of kickbox fitness centers
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Choupette franchise
Choupette - kids clothing shop franchise
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46 000 $
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Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise
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322 850 $
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 Business Network International Global franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise
Investment from
65 000 $
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Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise
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45 000 $
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Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - franchise of family entertainment centers
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629 674 $
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KIO DA franchise
KIO DA - franchise of retail shops chain
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139 000 $
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DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - franchise of waterless carwash
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9 960 $
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Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise
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400 000 $
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Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - franchise of healthcare coaching
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56 000 $
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Al-Mama franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise
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135 000 $
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JOUR franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise
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336 942 $
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Los Pollos franchise
Los Pollos - franchise of chicken barbecue
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175 980 $
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Tucano Coffee franchise
TUCANO COFFEE - franchise of coffee shop
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84 600 $
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Questoria franchise
Questoria - franchise of organize birthdays, corporate and kids parties
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3 140 $
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Prive7 Express franchise
Prive7 Express - beauty salons franchise
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113 000 $
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FreeFly franchise
FreeFly - franchise Oo indoor skydiving centre
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Snap Fitness franchise
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148 771 $
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Sky Zone franchise
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1 343 813 $
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JAN-PRO franchise
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3 985 $
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Minuteman Press franchise
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64 238 $
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Jazzercise franchise
Investment from
3 700 $
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