The not-for-profit organisation, which falls under the direct patronage of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, aims to be the premiere representative body of the food and beverage industry in the city.
By drawing on the knowledge of its members, it aims to provide its members with practical advice, as well as resources, to help the industry grow.
Aside from providing a platform and forum for different members of the F&B community to meet, talk and share best practices, it will provide a vital link between businesses and the Dubai government.
Chairman of Dubai Restaurants Group Mubarak Bin Fahad said: “It is time the restaurant industry in Dubai had a unified voice and a forum to share experiences, skills and resources.
“I’m proud to be one of the founders of the group and, along with my colleagues, look forward to helping further enhance the F&B industry in the city. Dubai is the leading food destination in the world and the advent of Dubai Restaurants Group can only go towards cementing that position.”
Commenting specifically on the Covid-19 pandemic, Mubarak added, “Dubai has been decisive in its dealing with the pandemic this year, which is why restaurants
around the city were able to open up again so quickly with the correct precautions in place.
“The group has already fostered a strong working relationship with the Government’s Precautionary Committee to ensure that updates and the latest advice regarding social distancing and Covid-19 regulations are discussed, communicated and adhered to. It is important that the venues still work within the social distancing and safety regulations laid out by the government so as an F&B community we can continue to grow.”
Dubai Restaurants Group says it will act with integrity to provide unity and uncover common benefits for its members and the industry as a whole, all with an eye on sustainability.
Members will benefit from having a place to network with peers as well as having access to preferential supplier and insurance rates. There will also be industry endorsements and accreditation, mentorship opportunities, and advance knowledge of new initiatives regarding the industry.