FDS Established in the United Arab Emirates

Franchise Development Services have expanded their successful international network in the United Arab Emirates, where Stephen O’Donovan is heading up the new office


The United Arab Emirates is one of the hottest franchise markets in the world, both by way of temperature and opportunity for some of the world’s most famous brands to establish a franchised flagship store. The UAE offers great franchise opportunities in the market, which has shown a steady growth rate of 25 per cent. Quality brands from all over the world, including UK brands Boots, WHSmiths and Thorntons, have already laid solid foundations and proven profitable track records that take full advantage of the UAE being a destination for the entire Middle East market to visit frequently.

With FDS UAE now established, it will be delivering expert advice and guidance, providing local knowledge and understanding the ability to make high-level introductions to established organisations and franchise entrepreneurs seeking to acquire and develop franchise brands to their full potential. With a successful track record of facilitating successful Middle East franchise development, going back to 1985 FDS has worked with Mothercare and the Alshaya Group, who are now one of the world’s leading franchise brand owners and developers. They are in a strong position to assist genuine business format franchise brands to establish and develop with some of the world’s best franchise developers.

FDS UAE looks forward to working with Stephen in the UAE this year and are excited by what one of the most exciting franchise regions in the world has to offer.