The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the establishment of a "restaurant business group" in Dubai, to form an umbrella under which the most prominent companies and institutions operating in this sector, which forms an essential part of the food and beverage sector in the emirate, will gather.

An important step

The Dubai Chamber stated in a statement yesterday that the establishment of the group is an important step towards unifying the voices of companies operating and investing in this sector, and serving its goals, interests and professional activities, especially during the current period full of challenges imposed by the "Covid-19" pandemic, in addition to enhancing its communication with The relevant governmental bodies regarding legislation and initiatives that serve their institutional activities and provide them with added value in the labor market.

During a virtual meeting recently held in the Chamber, the owner of the "Thasas" group, Mubarak bin Fahd, was elected Chairman of the group, whose efforts during the coming period will focus on upgrading the market and performance of restaurants in the emirate.

Restaurants interests

The Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim, pointed out that the establishment of the "Restaurant Work Group" came in response to the challenges of the current stage, and a desire by the Chamber to help this vital sector to meet the challenges, and to consolidate the concept of cooperation and joint coordination that has proven its effectiveness, stressing the important role What the group will play in promoting the interests of restaurants in Dubai.

Bouamim emphasized that the "Dubai Chamber" is keen to support the private sector, pointing out that it encouraged restaurants to establish a working group that is an ideal platform for them, to communicate with the concerned authorities more effectively.

He added that the Chamber will listen to the challenges raised by the group, and will discuss and present it to the relevant government agencies, stressing that the catering sector is an essential part of the efforts of the Emirate of Dubai to provide the requirements of residents and tourists alike, in relation to food and beverages.

Bouamim said that Dubai has built a global reputation as a global capital for restaurants of all kinds.

Creative ideas

In turn, the head of the Dubai business group, Mubarak bin Fahd, said that the global epidemic had a negative impact on the catering sector, and it was not spared the repercussions of the independent local restaurants or the famous international chains.

He added that these exceptional circumstances also revealed a bright side, which is the spirit that dominated the catering sector, and the great desire to cooperate by restaurant owners to face the challenges.

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