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Start your cloud kitchen business in Dubai. Everything you need to know

UAE has been home to thriving food industries. Dubai has over 10,000 restaurants and so, food delivery is expected to cross $365 billion by 2030. The food delivery business is expected to grow 6% annually and likely to continue in the upcoming five years. Due to several factors like high rentals, profit margins of traditional restaurant, changing customer trends, and more, food service operators are moving towards cloud kitchen model or online delivery model.

What is a cloud kitchen in Dubai?

Cloud Kitchen is a commercial space that never serves customers on-site. The kitchen has a display system and food delivery system. Here, the food business delivers food directly to the customers or via any third party delivery platforms like Zomato or Uber Eats.

A delivery-only restaurant is considered as low investment yet high profit model. Therefore, setting up a cloud kitchen is considered as cheaper compared to traditional restaurants.

Follow the below steps to start your cloud kitchen business in Dubai

  • Choose a company name

Before starting any business in Dubai, you need a company name that follow specific naming conventions mentioned by the UAE government.

Never use any rude or disrespectful words or use names of any reputed organizations. Also, you have to check whether the name is available for registration.

  • Decide your location

Cloud kitchen doesn’t require a busy place or popular area. However, you can run a small facility lowering the costs. You can run a cloud kitchen from a small facility with very less cost. Ghost kitchen or dark kitchen may run from a residential area, parking lot, or market backsides. Moreover, you can use shared cooking space to save start-up cost.

  • Select your equipment

The cuisine you wish to serve determines the type of kitchen equipment. Although, you need some basic cooking equipments like oven, knives, packing materials, and few necessary items to get started with cloud kitchen.

  • Get the license

Getting a cloud kitchen license is essential to continue with your business. Apart from the license, you need necessary approvals and permits to avoid any legal hassles.

What are the licenses required to start your cloud kitchen in Dubai?

Initially, you have to select the place of operation whether its mainland or free zone. The free zone controlling authority deals with the trade license applications. On the other hand, Dubai’s department of economy or DED provides the license, if you wish to start a company in UAE mainland.
  • Get the food license

You should get the food license from food safety department of Dubai municipality. You have to submit the food preparation area floor plan including the food processing equipment, food storage spaces, washing equipment, entrance, exit, and ventilation points.

  • Other applications

To reside and work in UAE, you need resident visa additional to above licenses. You have undergo a medical exam, biometric scanning, and chest x-ray are the part of this procedure. Furthermore, you can sponsor others if you have a UAE company license. You can bring your spouse, parent, kid, or domestic workers under this category.

  • Open your bank account

Along with license and other applications, you need a corporate bank account to start your cloud kitchen business in Dubai. Here, Flybiz business setup consultants can help you handle all the documentation process and communicate with the appropriate authorities.

  • Finalize your packing system

Packaging is the most important aspect of a cloud kitchen or online delivery system. Even if the food is excellent, bad packaging can ruin your customer experience or brand reputation. Make sure to indulge in proper packing like cartons spoons, high-quality plastic containers, and other packaging materials as per the industry needs.

  • Hire an efficient team

Cloud kitchen doesn’t require a huge team in the front house operation. So, instead of hiring a huge team, you can opt a small and efficient team to run your cloud kitchen. Expand your team as you get more incoming orders.

Benefits of choosing cloud kitchen business in Dubai

Cloud kitchen provides huge opportunities with very low operational cost in Dubai. Get the following benefits while you start a cloud kitchen in Dubai,

  • Low operational cost

While comparing a traditional restaurant, you require very less amount to start cloud kitchen. Moreover, you need very few accessories like signage, advertising, and less space.

  • Low risk

Cloud kitchen provides a low-risk platform to test new concepts before reaching target audience.

  • Expansion opportunities

The cloud kitchen owners can experiment new format or ideas. You can create co-working spaces, aggregator-managed cloud kitchen, and multi-brand kitchens for food delivery. You can significantly grow your business with various innovations.

  • Flexibility

You can flexibly modify the cloud kitchen menu often than a traditional restaurant. You can simply replace the digital menu in minutes. Hence, you don’t need to work on physical menu spending time and effort. Moreover, you can quickly change the food item if it’s in shortage.

  • Efficiency

Restaurants are less popular these days. During peak hours restaurants cannot handle delivery demands and accommodate many customers. The cloud kitchen business focus on delivery-only strategy and therefore, it’s highly efficient. The delivery service is straightforward and efficient.

Cost to setup Cloud kitchen business in Dubai

There are several factors that determine the cost of operating cloud kitchen in Dubai. We need various investments like location, employees, government procedure, food menu, maintenance, and other investments decide the setup cost.

Speak to Flybiz business setup consultants and get a personalized overview on the cloud kitchen license and associated costs.

Start your cloud kitchen with Flybiz business setup firm, Dubai

As you know, food and beverage industry is booming these days in Dubai, UAE. If you’re a budding restaurant or established restaurant, having a cloud kitchen license is essential to take your business to the next level in Dubai. With Flybiz company setup professionals, you get complete assistance to obtain your license and business setup.

Right from finding a location for your cloud kitchen to obtaining the license, we provide end-to-end support and legal guidance. Are you ready to start your cloud kitchen? Consult us and share your requirements!