Waitrose & Partners announces new UAE shops

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Waitrose & Partners has opened a new shop in the UAE under licence with Fine Fare Food Market LLC (FFFM) and has confirmed plans for another.  

On 17 October it opened a store in The Galleria Mall – a high-end retail mall on Al Marayah Island in Abu Dhabi. 

The store employs 60 people and is situated in a new extension to the mall, which houses a collection of international fashion and beauty brands.   

The retailer will then open its first shop on The Palm in Dubai by the end of the year as part of the opening of the new Nakheel Mall. It will become the largest supermarket on the iconic man-made island, employing 80 people. 

The new shops will take the total number of stores the retailer has in the Middle East to ten since opening its first shop outside the UK in Dubai in November 2008.

Customers will be able to choose from its essential Waitrose and Waitrose Duchy Organic brands as well as the refreshed Waitrose & Partners No. 1 range, which is available in the UAE for the first time. The shops will offer a wide range of Waitrose products, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh meat, bakery, delicatessen, frozen and non food lines.  

Barry Delehanty, Head of B2B Growth & Development at Waitrose & Partners, said: 

"We're incredibly proud that the quality of our products and the trust in our brand continues to appeal to the international market." 


About Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose & Partners has 344 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 61 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. It combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop - dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service. Waitrose & Partners is an employee-owned business - all employees are Partners and have a say in how the business is run. Waitrose & Partners exports products to more than 50 countries worldwide and has nine shops which operate under licence in the Middle East. The retailer's omnichannel business includes the online grocery service, Waitrose.com, as well as specialist online shops including waitrosecellar.com for wine and waitroseflorist.com for plants and flowers.


Waitrose & Partners

James Armstrong

Partner & Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: 01344 824657
Email: james.armstrong@waitrose.co.uk