Crave launched with the aim of satisfying the UAE's food craving

Home-grown concept promises to change the food delivery and dine-in industry

(Right to left) Mr Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO, Registration Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market; Mr Abdulla Rashed Alhajeri, Founder CEO of Crave

(Right to left) Mr Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO, Registration Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market; Mr Abdulla Rashed Alhajeri, Founder & CEO of Crave

Abu Dhabi: Crave, a UAE-based food delivery and dine-in start-up company, today launched its mobile app in the UAE. The app provides a comprehensive way for people to satisfy their food cravings.

Users of the app can either order food through the app by swiping right or left on images of different food items (all predetermined by their specific requirements and preferences), book a table at restaurants throughout the UAE, order food for pick-up, or find directions to a specific restaurant.

Crave, which launched from Al Maryah Island, is part of ADGM’s Tech Startup program, which provides promising businesses with a comprehensive ecosystem to support their growth.

Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO, Registration Authority, ADGM, said “ADGM is proud to provide opportunities to promote National entrepreneurs and start-ups, such as Crave.  As an International Financial Centre, ADGM fosters a thriving and supportive environment to enable the start-up community and bring about sustainable economic growth for our country. We are committed to supporting the national entrepreneurial development through our initiatives such as the Tech Start up Licence and the Professional Services Programme. We wish Crave the very best and look forward to being part of their journey to success.”

Abdulla Rashed Alhajeri, Founder and CEO of Crave, said: “We are grateful to ADGM for their support in helping bring our concept to life and for providing us with the ecosystem and infrastructure to ensure we have everything we need to succeed. The offerings at ADGM are second-to-none, and enables start-ups to focus on their business while also receiving a significant amount of support.”

Alhajeri added: “Crave takes the mobile food delivery concept to another level and enhances the current offerings available in the market. The app enables users to be presented with food items based on their vicinity and dietary requirements, be it vegan or lactose free, and then they will be presented with different meal options – which they can swipe right or left on to order it. It’s seamless, easy, and interactive and I’m confident that users will find its many features beneficial.”

The Crave app can be downloaded from the IOS and the Google stores under the name: Crave UAE.

About Crave                                                                          
Crave is an Emirati online food and table booking application based in the UAE. Founded by Abdulla Rashed AlHajeri, an Emirati Entrepreneur. Abdulla is a Harvard graduate , he had incubated the idea at the Harvard Innovation lab while he was doing his masters’ degree at Harvard University. After assessing and developing the idea, Abdulla decided to launch Crave in the UAE since there is a huge demand for online food ordering in the UAE and the region.

Crave is a user friendly application that uses photos of dishes and food items in order to make it easy for customers to order food using the Crave app. Additionally, customers can book a table at any restaurant of their choice to dine in with friends and or family. In terms of delivery, Crave offers on demand delivery services for partner restaurants to deliver their orders to customers fresh and on time.

Crave is available on both IOS and Android versions under the name: Crave UAE

About Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015.  Established by a UAE Federal Decree as a broad-based financial centre, ADGM augments Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for business and finance and serves as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.

ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths including private banking, wealth management, asset management and financial innovation. Comprising three independent authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority, ADGM as an IFC governs Al Maryah Island which is a designated financial free zone. It enables registered financial institutions, companies and entities to operate, innovate and succeed within an international regulatory framework based on Common Law.  

Since its inception, ADGM has been awarded the “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for three consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.1   For more details of ADGM, please visit or follow us on Twitter : @adglobalmarket and Linkedin : ADGM

1 Source : The Global Investor Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Awards

Abdulla Rashed AlHajeri,
Abu Dhabi Global Market
Rawand AlQadi,

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