You might have heard about the Dubai-based food and drink giant Aga Trading, which sells everything from chips to chicken wings to pasta sauce to sushi.
But Aga isn’t just selling snacks.
Aga is also a pioneer in the Dubai market, which is known as the “fast-growing fast food city”.
Its brand of “Dubai fast food” has become a global success, thanks to its low prices, quality, and healthy offerings.
For example, Aga sells its “Pork and Beans” chicken salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and red bell pepper, which costs about R10 (around £6) per serving.
It also sells a variety of sauces, which cost R20 (around $20).
Dubai has long had a reputation for being a foodie hotspot, but it has also attracted some of the world’s best chefs.
The Dubai-headquartered company has a global footprint that includes its restaurant chain and several fast food outlets.
Its Dubai restaurants are among the most popular in the UAE.
Dubai is the world leader in food exports and its food exports account for a large portion of the economy.
The UAE exports $1.4 trillion worth of food, according to UNICEF.
Agra, the UAE’s largest food and beverage company, is part of the UAE Food & Beverage Association, a coalition of food and food service providers.
Agas main rival is the DDB Group, which has a market capitalisation of around $40bn.
In 2014, Agas food and drinks business was valued at $13.6bn, according the International Association of Food & Drink Executives (IafE).
Aga, the world´s largest food company, operates in over 190 countries, according IAFE.
Its business in Dubai has grown exponentially since 2009, when the company was founded.
In 2016, the company sold its shareholding in Dubai-listed restaurant chain Jomapao to the Dubai Government for an undisclosed sum, while it is currently working to acquire a majority stake in the restaurant chain.
The food chain also operates restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.
It has a presence in Dubai International Airport and in the US.