May 22, 2024
UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens Market

The UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens Market Is Driven By Rise In Food Delivery Apps

Dark kitchens and ghost kitchens are commercial spaces that are equipped to produce food items solely meant for delivery and takeaway orders placed on food delivery apps, without any in-house dining space. As food delivery services have gained immense popularity over the past few years in the UAE, there has been a rise in standalone or virtual kitchens that operate solely for delivery orders. These dark kitchens allow restaurant chains to expand their delivery reach and presence without incurring high rental and other overhead costs associated with opening a restaurant. The concept has gained traction amongst quick-service restaurant chains, chain restaurants, and independent kitchen operators who want to scale up their delivery-only business.

The global UAE Dark Kitchens and Ghost Kitchens market is estimated to be valued at US$ 330.3 million in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13.% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by CoherentMI.

Market Key Trends:

One of the major trends in the UAE dark kitchens and ghost kitchens market has been the emergence of shared or cloud kitchen spaces. Several operators are leasing out turnkey commercial kitchen spaces that are fully equipped and optimized for delivery-only operations. These shared kitchen facilities allow restaurant brands to operate with lower initial investment and risk. Established players like Kitopi and Sweetheart Kitchen are leasing out affordable monthly kitchen plans for food brands. The demand for such flexible and affordable commercial kitchen infrastructure is growing exponentially with the rise of delivery-centric restaurants. Another key trend is the increasing focus of dark kitchen and ghost kitchen operators on using advanced technologies like AI, VR and AR for efficient kitchen management. Systems are being deployed for predictive demand forecasting, optimized ordering, automated cooking and packaging to improve productivity and order wait times.

Porter’s Analysis

Threat of new entrants: The threat of new entrants is low as UAE dark kitchens market requires high initial investments and expertise to achieve economy of scale.

Bargaining power of buyers
: The bargaining power of buyers is moderate as buyers have high choice for food variety and delivery with rising number of virtual restaurants.

Bargaining power of suppliers
: The bargaining power of suppliers is low as key ingredients suppliers have low differentiation.

Threat of new substitutes
: The threat of substitutes is low as traditionally dine-in restaurants cannot fully replace the convenience of delivery-only kitchens.

Competitive rivalry
: The competitive rivalry is high among existing specialized operators due to expansion of major food chains and cloud kitchen platforms.

Key Takeaways

The UAE Dark Kitchens, Ghost Kitchens, And Cloud Kitchens Market Size is expected to witness high growth driven by rising demand for delivery-only food ordering and expanding virtual restaurant chains.

Regional Analysis: The UAE dominates the MEA dark kitchens market aided by high adoption of online food delivery apps in major cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Growing digitalization and working population trends support the growth of delivery-focused kitchens.

Key Players operating in the UAE dark kitchens market are COYA Dubai, Freedom Pizza, Project Pie, The Mattar Farm Kitchen, Kitopi, Sweetheart Kitchen, Foody, Dalia Kitchen, OvenFresh, Kaykroo. Major players are expanding cloud kitchen facilities and offering partnerships to local restaurants to boost delivery reach.

Objectives of the Report:

1) Investigate and forecast the value and volume of the UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens market.

2) Estimate market shares for major UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens segments.

3) To demonstrate how the market for UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens is evolving in various parts of the world.

4) Research and analyze micro markets in terms of their contributions to the UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens market, as well as their prospects and individual growth patterns.

5) To provide precise and useful information on the factors influencing the rise of UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens.

6) To provide an in-depth analysis of key business strategies used by major companies in the UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens market, such as R&D, collaborations, agreements, partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, new product launches, and acquisitions, mergers, and acquisitions.


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Q.3 What are the market’s opportunities, risks, and general structure?

Q.4 Which of the top UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens Market companies compare in terms of sales, revenue, and prices?

Q.5 Which businesses serve as the UAE Dark Kitchens And Ghost Kitchens market’s distributors, traders, and dealers?

Q.6 How are market types and applications and deals, revenue, and value explored?

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1.       Source: CoherentMI, Public sources, Desk research
2.       We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it