UAE consumers spend average of US$229/month on eating out, the highest among Middle East consumers, survey says

LOS ANGELES , December 7, 2011 () – A new survey said that consumers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spend an average of US$229 a month on eating out, the highest among Middle East consumers, reported Dec. 7.

According to the survey, 30% of UAE consumers spend between $101 and $500 a month on dining out. Those above age 55 were the highest spenders, spending an average of $738 a month. In addition, 11% said they were likely to eat out more in the latter half of 2011 compared to previous months.

Food courts were the most preferred dining outlets, with 88% of the respondents visiting them in past months, according to the survey.

The primary source of this article is, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 7, 2011.

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