Dubai, UAE: Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates the grand opening of its first standalone outlet at Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai. The new Dunkin’ Donuts outlet, which serves the brand’s wide range of quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, brings the total of Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the UAE to 73. Actress Suzan Najm Aldeen was on hand to help celebrate the grand opening in style.
“We’re pleased to celebrate today’s Dunkin’ Donuts grand opening at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, which marks the beginning of a new chapter for our brand in the UAE,” said John Varughese, Vice President, Dunkin’ Brands International. “We look forward to working with our franchisee, Continental Food Establishment, to bring our brand to even more people throughout the UAE in the years ahead.”
Inspired by the ethos of surpassing guest expectations, Dunkin’ Donuts will continue to expand their presence across the UAE to bring its high-quality food and beverages to even more people. The company has set its sights on becoming the category leader in the UAE with its extensive menu of delicious hot and cold espresso beverages, hot and cold coffees, teas, frozen beverages, sandwiches, donuts and other baked goods, along with its fast and friendly service, reflecting the brand’s efforts to meet the daily needs and aspirations of its customers.
“We are excited to further expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Dubai and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live and work within the JLT community,” said Marwan Salha, CEO of Continental Food Establishment, Dunkin’ Donuts master franchisee for the UAE and Kuwait.
Mr. Salha continued: “Our customer service culture is distinctively warm, energetic, informal and welcoming. The difference is backed by our unmistakable restaurant concepts that make Dunkin’ Donuts a living brand and a lively experience”
“The new outlet at JLT is the latest link of our chain that spreads delightful surprises, positive energy, warmth and love. Having the superstar Suzan NajmAldeen with us at the grand opening spoke volumes for what we portray,” he added.
Mr. Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer DMCC, declared during the inauguration of the new branch and the Ribbon-Cutting ceremony: “DMCC leads the way on innovation and constantly welcomes new businesses and innovative concepts. Today, we celebrate the launch of Dunkin’ Donuts, which is one of the few standalone quick service restaurants alongside a Dubai Metro Station.”
The Superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen addressing the audience with her usual spontaneity and eye-catching smile, said: “I advise you to come and enjoy your daily morning coffee here, and to savor specifically the new delicious croissants. Many thanks to all of you and to the work team; I am happy to join you and I hope that our collaboration will lead to more and more success, so that together, we fill the world with joy and optimism, just like the Dunkin’ Donuts colors.”
About Dunkin Donuts:
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the leading franchised Quick Service Restaurants in the world and a favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories in the U.S.
Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years runningin the U.S. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies.
Dunkin’ Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people and has offered guests delicious food, beverages and friendly service at a great value. Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a featuring better-for-you items.
About Suzan Najm Aldeen:
Suzan Najm Aldeen is a leading Syrian actress whose memorable roles have earned her wide acclaim throughout the Arab world. After enrolling in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture Department in Damascus, she was offered the opportunity to become an actress. This, however, did not stop her from pursuing her studies and graduating as an architect. Starting out in 90s Syrian dramas, Aldeen went on to star in several renowned Arab series and movies.
Over the course of her career, she has received several honors, awards, and titles, including Syria’s First Star and Star of Al-Sham during The Arab Tourism Festival, the highest award given in Arab drama. She also held the Ambassador of Love and Peace title at Love and Peace Festival in Cairo, held to honor her for using acting to address social issues in the Arab world. She was given Shield of Honor at Babylon Festival for International Cultures & Arts, and she received an award from Lions Club International for her role in the series WeshTani.
She was Guest of Honor at the 16th session of Arab States Broadcasting Union, receiving Shield of Honor and a certificate of appreciation for her achievements in the region’s audiovisual artistic sphere. And she was recently awarded Social Star 2015 in the Arab region by Social International Group (a Rome-based company specialized in social networking), thanks to her ranking with fans on social media and her public.