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McDonald's Middle East expansion

By Rachel Arthur+

03-Feb-2014
Last updated the 03-Feb-2014 at 16:29 GMT

McDonald's middle east growth

McDonald’s UAE will open up to 15 more restaurants in the Emirates this year.

Last year, 11 premises were opened and five restaurants were renovated in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as McDonald’s UAE invested around Dh32m ($8.71m) for drive-throughs and restaurants in malls.

The company’s expansion reflects the continued population growth in UAE, and McDonald’s workforce is expected to grow by 19% this year.

McDonald’s UAE has been operating since 1994 and currently has 119 restaurants in locations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.