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Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry is driven by large young and diverse urban population, rising levels of disposable income and heavy tourism traffic in the country: Ken Research

Favorable Demographics and Income Levels: Qatar’s economy has grown by over ~150% (inflation-adjusted) over the last decade. More than 2Mn people in the country lying between the age group of 20-49 yrs while ~99% population living in urban areas having a median income of ~QAR 20,000-QAR 25,000 per month. This has translated into a boost in per capita expenditure levels on discretionary activities such as eating out in the country. It has become a major source of entertainment for cultural reasons as well as a climate that impedes outdoor activities for most of the year.

Impact of COVID on Retail Restaurant Market: Many Restaurant chains in Qatar shut down their outlets in 2020 due to shifting in consumer behavior from Dining out to cooking at home with a preference for more healthy and organic dishes. Restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory laid off their workers due to loss of revenue and difficulty in cash flow management. All types of Retail Outlets started focusing on Online Food Deliveries as well as protective measures such as face masks, regular checking of temperature, and more.

High Diversity in Qatar Population: Qatar has observed one of the highest rates of growth in the world with its population growing fourfold in the last 15 years. Economic blue-collar migrants from Asia and Africa as well as professional and managerial staff from across the world account for more than 80% of Qatar’s population. Middle income and high-income expatriates are key customer segments for Casual, QSR, and Fine Dining Outlets while cafeterias target blue-collar customers. This ethnic diversity of the workforce has led to the introduction of a range of cuisines from all across the world in the country.

Construction Projects are undertaken by the Government: Construction of new malls, supermarkets, metro stations as well as purpose-built, family-friendly entertainment locations with heavy tourist influx, such as Souq Waqif, Katara, and the Pearl have provided ample space for expanding dining facilities such as QSRs, Cafes, and Casual/Fine Dining Outlets in the country.

The report titled “Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry Outlook to 2025-Hosting of FIFA 2022 Worldcup is Anticipated to Drive Number of Domestic and International Visitors by Ken Research suggested that the Retail Restaurant Industry of Qatar is expected to grow in the near future due to heavy tourist influx owing to upcoming sports events (FIFA World Cup 2022) in the country. Moreover, initiatives are taken by Government under Qatar National Vision 2030 including construction of planned communities, development of new malls and hotels will also play a major role in the industry’s future growth. The Industry is expected to register a positive five-year CAGR of 6.9% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2020-2025F.

Key Target Audience: –

Restaurant Chains, Hotel Chains

Food Aggregators

Catering Companies, Real Estate Companies

Potential Market Entrants

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period – 2014-2020

Forecast Period – 2020-2025F

Companies Mentioned:

Casual Dining Outlets-



The Noodle House

The Cheesecake Factory

Yasmine Palace

Caravan Bukhara

Burj Al Hamam




L’wzaar Sea Food

PF Chang’s


Fine Dining Outlets-

La Mar

La Spiga




Market by Jean Georges




Volume Cafe

Café Vergnano

Rosemary Cafe

Coffee Beans and Tea leaf

Caribou Cafe

QSRs/Burger Chains-

Subah W Masa

Zaatar W Zeit

Elevation Burger

Fat Burger



Sandwich Factory

Five Guys

Hotel Chains

W Hotel

Intercontinental Doha

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

Double Tree by Hilton

Ritz-Carlton Doha

Key Topics Covered in the Report: –

Socio-Demographic Outlook of Qatar

Snapshot on Food & Beverage Industry

Retail Restaurant Services Industry in Qatar (Market Size and Segmentation)

Competitive Landscape of Firms (Operational Performance, Financial Performance, Company Profiles)

Challenges and risk to the Retail Restaurants

Operating Model of Casual Dining Outlet in Qatar

Regulations and Certifications applicable to industry

For More Information on the research report, refer to below link: –

Future Growth of Retail Restaurant Services Industry in Qatar

Related Reports by Ken Research: –

Qatar Catering Services Industry Outlook to 2024 (Third Edition) – Analyzing potential of incumbents to host World Cup 2022

Qatar Catering Services Market Outlook to 2022 – By Event Catering, Industrial, Education, Flight, Healthcare, Corporate and Other Catering

Saudi Arabia Canned Food Market Outlook to 2022 – by Product Categories (Canned Dairy, Canned Meat, Canned Fish, Canned Cooking Sauces, Canned Legumes and Beans and Canned Fruits and Vegetables), by Distribution Channels (Bakalas, Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, Others), by Regional Sales (Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca-Medina, Dammam and Others), by End User (Hotels, Restaurants and Catering Companies, Fast Food Outlets and Retail Consumers)

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