Waitrose announces launch of new stores in UAE

23 October 2019 (Last Updated October 23rd, 2019 12:03)

UK supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners has announced plans to launch new stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Waitrose announces launch of new stores in UAE
Waitrose announces launch of new stores in UAE. Credit: Waitrose & Partners

UK supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners has announced plans to launch new stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The stores will open under a licence agreement with Fine Fare Food Market.

Waitrose plans to open the first shop on The Palm, in Dubai, later this year.

The will be a part of the opening of the new Nakheel Mall and will become the largest supermarket on the island with 80 employees.

The store will be the 10th Waitrose & Partners location in the Middle East. The first store was launched in Dubai, in November 2008.

The company has also already launched a new store in the Galleria Mall on Al Marayah Island in Abu Dhabi.

Employing 60 staff, the store features a range of international fashion and beauty brands.

Waitrose & Partners B2B growth and development head Barry Delehanty said: “We’re incredibly proud that the quality of our products and the trust in our brand continues to appeal to the international market.”

In July this year, Waitrose & Partners closed seven stores in the UK, which could result in the loss of nearly 700 jobs.