Middle East Catering Market Outlook to 2027

Segmented by Services Type (Contractual, Non-Contractual), By End User (Healthcare, Hospitality, Corporates, Education, In-Flight and Others (Holy Sites, Events, Railways, Defense, etc.), By Region

Region:Middle East

Author(s):Dhruv Gupta

Product Code:KROD171

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May 2023

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Catering Industry in World. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, market size in terms of revenue generated.

Its market segmentations include by service type, by end-users, by region and by basis of application; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trends driving adoption trends; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the Middle East Catering Market is aided by the overall food service industry. Also, the Middle East catering services market is driven by the recent food safety-related incidents, due to which the FDA has come up with strict and tighter norms and regulations for monitoring the quality and standards of food being served. Thus, along with the Middle East concern for food safety, it is also driving the demand for outsourcing catering services, further enhancing the Middle East catering services market.

Middle East Catering Market Revenue

  • Catering Service companies are beginning to offer products that capitalize on this interest in vegan and vegetarian products, which in turn is set to boost the growth of the catering service market.
  • Growth in rapid urbanization, corporate and private events will boost the trend of food-away-from-home, thereby escalating overall market development of Middle East catering services.

Key Trends by Market Segment: 

By Service Type: Contractual catering holds the largest share in catering services. Catering Market in 2022. This is due to the fact that contract-based services allow long-term cost-effective solutions to the consumers mostly the organizations such as educational institutions, oil & gas and mining sites, office buildings, hospitals, and many others.

Middle East Catering Market Segmentation By Service Type

By End-Users: The event and marriage sector has accounted for the revenue share of ~% in catering services. The establishment of a large number of malls, schools, companies, colleges, IT parks, factories, and hospitals will widen the scope of the food catering business.

Middle East Catering Market Segmentation By End-Users

Competitive Landscape:

The Middle East catering market in highly fragmented with presence of various large and small market players in the industry. Favorable move like merger and acquisition by market players along with urbanization and changing food habits will enhance their Middle East presence and boost their foothold in market.

Middle East Catering Market Ecosystem

Future Outlook:

The Middle East Catering Market is projected to show a significant growth, to contribute triple digit Bn by 2027 with quickly developing business-to-business (B2B) events sector and government initiatives. The growth rate is anticipated to increase over the period with innovative catering services, hectic lifestyles and difficulties associated with cooking at home.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

Middle East Catering Market Segmentation

By Services Type



By End-Users








By Region





Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates


By Basis of Applications

Wedding Catering

Corporate Catering

Social Events Catering


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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report:

  • Airline Catering Companies
  • Fine Dining Caterers
  • School Caterers
  • Hotels
  • Industrial Caterers
  • Government Bodies
  • Facility Management Companies
  • Industries
  • Schools
  • Hospitals 

Time Period Captured in the Report:

  • Historical Year: 2017-2022
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022– 2027


Major Players Mentioned in the Report:

  • Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC)
  • Integral Food Services
  • Shaqab
  • Qatar Star Services
  • Yemek Doha
  • Sodexo Teyseer
  • Newrest Gulf
  • Tamimi Group
  • Compass Group
  • PDC Tamween
  • Zad Catering Services
  • Amwaj
  • Crompton Catering
  • Food Services Company

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Overview

2.1 Taxonomy of Middle East Catering Market

2.2 Industry Value Chain

2.3 Ecosystem

2.4 Government Regulations/Initiatives for Middle East Catering Market

2.5 Growth Drivers of Middle East Catering Market

2.6 Issues and Challenges of Middle East Catering Market

2.7 Impact of COVID-19 on Middle East Catering Market

2.8 PESTLE/SWOT Analysis

3. Middle East Catering Market Size, 2017 – 2022

4. Middle East Catering Market Segmentation

4.1   By Catering Type, 2017 - 2022

4.2 By End-User, 2017 - 2022

4.3 By Regional Split (Bahrain/Kuwait/Oman/Qatar/Saudi Arabia/UAE), 2017 - 2022

5. Competitive Landscape

5.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

5.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

5.3 Company Profiles – (Top 5 - 7 Major Players)

5.3.1 Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC)

5.3.2 Integral Food Services

5.3.3 Shaqab

5.3.4 Qatar Star Services

5.3.5 Yemek Doha

5.3.6 Sodexo Teyseer

5.3.7 Newrest Gulf

6. Middle East Catering Future Market Size, 2022 – 2027

7. Middle East Catering Future Market Segmentation

7.1   By Catering Type, 2022 - 2027

7.2 By End-User, 2022 - 2027

7.3 By Regional Split (Bahrain/Kuwait/Oman/Qatar/Saudi Arabia/UAE), 2022 - 2027

8. Analyst Recommendations

9. Research Methodology

10. Disclaimer

11. Contact Us

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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables:

Ecosystem creation for all the major entities and referring to multiple secondary and proprietary databases to perform desk research around market to collate industry level information.

Step 2: Market Building:

Collating statistics on catering service companies over the years, penetration of catering service to compute overall revenue generated. We will also review Middle East catering service trends to understand revenue generated which can ensure accuracy behind the data points shared.

Step 3: Validating and Finalizing:

Building market hypothesis and conducting CATIs with industry exerts belonging to different companies to validate statistics and seek operational and financial information from company representatives.

Step 4: Research output:

Our team will approach multiple catering providing channels and understand nature of product segments and sales, consumer preference and other parameters, which will support us validate statistics derived through bottom to top approach from catering providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 How big is Middle East catering market?

The Middle East catering market reached USD 3 billion in 2022.

02 Which type of catering service dominates the Middle East catering service market?

Contractual catering dominates the Middle East catering service market in 2022.

03 Which factors are driving growth of Middle East catering service market?

Rising demand for healthy Fresh food and international cuisine and rising culture of on-site catering are the factors that are driving growth of Middle East catering market.

04 Who are the major players in Middle East catering market?

Integral Food Services, Shaqab, Sodexo Teyseer, Newrest Gulf, Tamimi Group, Compass Group are major players in Middle East catering market.

05 What is the future outlook of Middle East catering market?

The Middle East catering market is expected to reach USD 4 billion by 2027.

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