Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry Outlook to 2027

Driven by Increased Tourism Due to FIFA World Cup, Government Initiatives and Growing Trend of Online Food Delivery

Region:Middle East

Author(s):Tania Bansal

Product Code:KR1316

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April 2023

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Retail Restaurant industry in Qatar. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, market size in terms of revenue generated.

Its market segmentations include by types of restaurants, by franchise & non-franchise, by type of outlets and by hotel stars; 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.

Retail Restaurant industry in Qatar

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry – Qatar’s hotels capacity boosted up due to FIFA World Cup driven by the influx of 1.2 Mn international visitors in the country. The Restaurants and Hotels Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.5% and 5.5% respectively. Around 38% of the restaurants were casual dining and ~31% of the hotels were 5-Star in 2022.

Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Revenue

  • Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 aims to attract 6 million visitors to Qatar annually with the number of tourists expected to double in the next 5 years.
  • The luxury segment could present the greatest opportunity to transform Qatar’s appeal to a wider audience.
  • Online Food Delivery Market is expected to be driven by people preference of ordering affordable and quick meal from casual dining restaurants and QSR Outlets.
  • Cloud Kitchen Market in Qatar has seen multiple investments such as Softbank’s USD 415 million investment to Kitopi, MEVP’s USD 10 million investment in The Cloud, Middle East Cloud Kitchen.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By Type of Restaurant: Majority of Hotel based Restaurants are upscale Casual Dining or Fine Dining. These have Higher Cost for two, Average Table Time and Average Order Amount.

Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Segmentation By Type of Restaurant

By Franchise & Non-Franchise: The majority of Revenues in Qatar held by the Retail restaurant Industry is from Non-Franchised Outlets in Qatar. Cafes & Cafeterias account for the largest share in Franchised Outlets & Casual Dining in Non- Franchised Outlets basis count in 2020.

Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Segmentation By Franchise & Non-Franchise

Competitive Landscape

Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Competitive Landscape

Future Outlook

The Qatar Retail Restaurants Market witnessed significant growth during the period 2017-2022, owing to FIFA World Cup Qatar, International Tourists influx and Investments. The aggregated impact of tourism on GDP of Qatar is expected to cross the mark of 6% by 2030 in contrast with the current level of 4%. Also, restoration of diplomatic ties between KSA and Qatar in 2021 to contribute in boosting tourist arrivals, positively impacting the hotel industry.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

Qatar Retail Restaurant and Hotel Market Segmentation

By Type of Restaurant

Fine Dining

Desert Parlous and Beverages

QSR and Chains

Cafeteria and Cafes

Casual Dining

By Franchise & Non-Franchise

Franchised Outlets

Non- Franchised Outlets

By Type of Outlets


Hotel Based

Mall Based

By Hotel Stars

5 Star

4 Star

3 Star

1 or 2 Star


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

  • Restaurants and Hotel Chains
  • Food Aggregators
  • Catering Companies
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Potential Market Entrants 

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Period: 2017-2021
  • Base Period: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2023-2027


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

  • Spice Market
  • Nusr Et
  • Hakkasan
  • Three Sixty
  • Al Hubara
  • Bandar Aden
  • Damascas One
  • Paper Moon
  • Chef's Garden
  • Burj Al Hamam
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Roti and Boti
  • Morimoto
  • Paper Moon Doha and more

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Restaurants and Hotels Market in Qatar

1.2 Online Food Delivery and Cloud Kitchen Market in Qatar

2. Country Overview: Qatar

2.1 Country Demographics

2.2 Population Analysis

3. Current and Future Landscape of Retail Restaurants

3.1 Overview of Tourism in Qatar, 2022

3.2 Ecosystem &Timeline of Restaurants in Qatar

3.3 Retail Restaurants Market Size on the basis of number of outlets and Revenue generated in Qatar, 2017-2022

3.4 Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Segmentation

3.5 Cross Comparison between Restaurants in Qatar

3.6 Retail Restaurants Future Market Size on the basis of number of outlets and Revenue generated in Qatar, 2022-2027

3.7 Marketing Strategies by some Restaurants in Qatar

4. Current and Future Landscape of Hotels

4.1 Ecosystem of Hotels in Qatar

4.2 Qatar Hotels Market Size on the basis of number and Revenue generated, 2017-2022

4.3 Touristic Nights and Split by Occupants, 2017-2022

4.4 New Hotel Openings in Qatar with Catchment Areas, 2022

4.5 Future Market Size of Hotels in Qatar, 2022-2027

4.6 New Hotel Openings in Qatar with Catchment Areas, 2027

5. Industry Analysis of Restaurants and Hotels

5.1 Trends and Developments in Qatar Retail Restaurants & Hotels Market

5.2 Growth Drivers in Qatar Retail Restaurants & Hotels Market

5.3 Issues and Challenges in Qatar Restaurants Market

5.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis of Qatar Retail Restaurant & Hotel Industry

5.5 Licensing Requirements for Restaurants 

5.6 Impact of Covid-19 on Restaurants & Hotels in Qatar

5.7 Impact of FIFA World Cup on Restaurants & Hotels in Qatar

6. Current and Future Landscape of Malls

6.1 Ecosystem of Malls in Qatar

6.2 Number of Malls, Average Rental Occupancy, Average Rent of Malls in Qatar and Upcoming Malls in Qatar

6.3 Market share of Major Retail Malls in Qatar

6.4 Major Recent Malls established in Qatar

6.5 Upcoming Malls in Qatar, 2023-27

7. Online Food Delivery Market in Qatar

7.1 Ecosystem of Online Food Delivery Apps and Cloud Kitchen

7.2 Timeline of Online Delivery Apps and Cloud Kitchen

7.3 Working Model of Online Food Delivery

7.4 Qatar Online Food Delivery Market Size on the Basis of GMV and Number of Orders, 2017-2022 

7.5 Competition Scenario in Qatar Food Delivery Market

7.6 Company Profiles- Talabat, Snoonu, Rafeeq, Carriage

7.7 Marketing Strategies by Online Food Delivery Companies

7.8 Qatar Online Food Delivery Future Market Size on the Basis of GMV and Number of Orders, 2022-2027 

8. Cloud Kitchen Market in Qatar

8.1 Qatar Cloud Kitchens Market Size on the Basis of GMV and Number of Orders, 2020-2022

8.2 Competition Scenario in Qatar Cloud Kitchen Market

8.3 Company Profiles- Waka Kitchens, Kitopi, KLC, and Cloud Kitchen

8.4 Qatar Cloud Kitchen Future Market Size on the Basis of GMV and Number of Orders, 2022-2027

9. Industry Analysis of Online Food Delivery & Cloud Kitchen

9.1 Trends and Developments in Qatar Online Food Delivery & Cloud Kitchen Market

9.2 Growth Drivers in Qatar Online Food Delivery Market

9.3 Bottlenecks and Challenges in Qatar Online Food Delivery Market

10. Future Industry Assessment

10.1 Industry Benchmarking- KPI Analysis by Type of Restaurants

10.2 Supply Chain Cost Impact for Restaurants in Qatar

10.3 Supply Chain Cost Impact for Home Delivery in Qatar

10.4 Economic Expectations for Restaurant/Malls & Hotels after World Cup 

10.5 Expected International Tourism in Qatar, 2017-2027

10.6 Expected Transit Traffic and Overnight Stay, 2017-2027

10.7 Expected Changes in the Population Growth, 2022-2027

10.8 Expected Changes in Disposable Income, 2022-2027

10.9 Sports Events in Qatar, 2023-2025

11. Analyst Recommendations

11.1 Target Audience for Aura Group Restaurants

11.2 Recommended Geographical Locations

11.3 How to make restaurant more profitable? 

11.4 Recommended Changes in current Restaurants

11.5 Recommended Type of Restaurants

11.6 Future Potential Assessment

12. Research Methodology

12.1 Market Definitions and Assumptions

12.2 Abbreviations

12.3 Market Sizing Approach

12.4 Consolidated Research Approach

12.5 Understanding Market Potential Through In-Depth Industry Interviews

12.6 Primary Research Approach

12.7 Limitations and Future Conclusion

13. Appendix


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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 restaurants and hotels over the years, penetration of restaurants and hotels ratio to compute overall revenue generated. We will also review cloud kitchen and online food delivery statistics 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 hotels and restaurants 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 hotels and restaurants.

Research Methodology for Qatar Retail Restaurant Market

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 How big is Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry?

The GMV of Qatar Retail industry reached QAR 2865 million in 2022.

02 Which type of outlets have the majority of revenue in Qatar retail restaurant market?

Non-franchised outlets holds the majority of revenue in Qatar retail restaurant industry.

03 What is the future outlook of Qatar retail restaurant market?

The Qatar retail restaurant market GMV is expected to reach QAR 6013 million by 2027.

04 What are the major factors driving the Qatar retail restaurant market?

Increasing residential development, rising establishment of five-star hotels with the help of government policies are the major factors that are driving growth of Qatar retail restaurant market.

05 Which are the major companies in Qatar retail restaurant industry?

Asha’s, Ipanema and Bandar Aden are the major companies in Qatar retail restaurant industry.

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