Your Guide: Setting up your Cloud Kitchen in Dubai

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How to get started on setting up your cloud kitchen in Dubai? Are you passionate about food and dreaming of starting your own food delivery business in Dubai? A cloud kitchen might be the perfect opportunity for you. In this…

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How to get started on setting up your cloud kitchen in Dubai? Are you passionate about food and dreaming of starting your own food delivery business in Dubai? A cloud kitchen might be the perfect opportunity for you. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up your cloud kitchen in Dubai, from understanding what a cloud kitchen is to obtaining the necessary licenses and hiring staff. Let’s get started!

What Is a Cloud Kitchen?

A cloud kitchen is a commercial kitchen that operates without a dine-in facility and primarily focuses on delivering food to customers through third-party delivery platforms like Talabat or Careem. It’s a cost-effective and efficient way to run a food delivery business, and it has gained popularity in recent years.

What are the advantages of Opening a Cloud Kitchen?

Cloud kitchens offer several advantages over traditional restaurant setups:


  • Since cloud kitchens don’t require a dine-in area, you can operate from a smaller space, saving on rent and overhead costs.


  • With no dine-in customers, you can reduce your staff size, leading to more manageable staffing expenses.


  • Eliminating the need for a physical restaurant translates to reduced utility bills and other overhead expenses.


  • As your focus is solely on delivery, you can streamline operations and manage your cash flow more efficiently.


  • Cloud kitchens allow you to test different food concepts and expand your delivery reach without the need for multiple physical locations.


  • Partnering with popular delivery platforms connects you to a wide customer base and boosts your visibility.

 How to Set Up a Cloud Kitchen in the Dubai? 

1. Select a Business Structure & Location:

  • Choose one of the following business structures, either in Mainland or Free Zone Jurisdictions: sole proprietorship, civil company, or limited liability company (LLC).
  • Decide on the best location for your cloud kitchen, considering accessibility and target market.
  • Get a Trade License & Register Your Business:
  • Apply for a trade license from the Department of Economic Development (DED) or Free Zone authorities.
  • Submit necessary documents, including a copy of your passport, visa, lease agreement, and Ejari certificate.

2. Obtain a Food License/approval:

  • Apply for approval from the Dubai Municipality (The Food Safety Department).
  • You have to submit your food preparation area floor plan to the authorities including ventilation points, food storage spaces, windows, food processing equipment, exits, entrances, and washing equipment. 
  • Comply with the food safety regulations and pass a food safety inspection from Dubai Municipality.

3. Get Insurance & Open a Corporate Bank Account

4. Hire Employees

  • Determine the positions you need to fill and hire staff accordingly.
  • Ensure your staff members have the required visas and work permits (Occupational health Certificates).
  • Provide training on food safety procedures.

5. Choose a Delivery Service

  • Decide on the type of packaging you want to use for your food orders.
  • Choose a delivery service option, whether it’s your own delivery staff, a partnership with a delivery service, or allowing customers to pick up their orders.

Setting up a cloud kitchen in Dubai offers exciting opportunities in the ever-growing food delivery market. The steps outlined above will help you lay a solid foundation for your cloud kitchen business. Focus on delivering exceptional food and service to your clients by crafting a detailed business plan and meeting all regulatory requirements. 

 Get started with your cloud Kitchen Business today! 

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