For delivery apps in the UAE, it’s a race to the bottom

The food delivery scene in Dubai is in many ways reminiscent of food delivery markets across the globe: platform companies backed by finance capital that aim towards achieving near-monopoly status at any cost. The conditions, commissions and other fees that platforms impose on restaurants lead to a situation where platforms reap all the spoils of the burgeoning food delivery business during the pandemic, leaving restaurants struggling to survive.

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Published on: 2021-03-08
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