Al Islami demonstrates lucrative franchise model at Global Village

the successful launch of Al Islami Cart franchise model in the UAE last
year, in collaboration with Muhammad Bin Rashid Establishment for Young
Business Leaders (SME), UAE National franchisees are currently
benefiting from this lucrative business model at Global Village.

As part of Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations, the convenience food
at Al Islami kiosks is adding to the festivities of Global Village
visitors with scrumptious and nutritious halal food that would remain
on display till the official closing of Global Village for 2008, 1st of

Saleh Abdullah Lootah, the Chief Executive Officer of
Al Islami Foods commented: “In our drive to encourage the use of
innovative business concepts, such as this Al Islami Cart franchise
model, we are determined to instill self-reliance among the younger
community. We are pleased that Al Islami Foods has taken the lead in
spreading awareness among today’s youth about the advantages of being
self-reliant in life,” Saleh Lootah added.

Naser Al Abdool, a
franchisee, said: “I am overwhelmed with this rich business concept,
which has helped me to get into the business world. My advice for my
compatriots is to catch this business opportunity to stand on their
feet in the practical life.”

Al Islami’s joint-venture with
Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders (
provided young Emiratis with the vital business and logistical support
for this unique franchise system, free-trade licensing, business
consultancy, waiver of Labour Ministry charges, free kiosk registration
and obtaining ideal business locations across the UAE. The selected
young Emirati entrepreneurs that qualify the Establishment’s criteria
are forwarded to the Al Islami Foods as candidates for franchising.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer of Muhammad Bin Rashid
Establishment for Young Business Leaders, stated: “Doing this activity
for the second time with Al Islami delights me that how the young
entrepreneurs are succeeding in the business world. We applaud Al
Islami’s solid contribution to the growth of the national human
capital. I urge new business leaders to take advantage of Al Islami
Cart business opportunity”

Last year, Al Islami Cart was
introduced in Egypt and is currently running successfully in
collaboration with a local fast food chain, Mo’men Group in Egypt.

In Malaysia, Al Islami is setting up this franchise system and liaising
with relevant local government agencies and departments, in
collaboration with Halal Development Corporation (HDC). In addition,
HDC is identifying opportunities for Al Islami to invest in capacity as
a means of expansion into other countries of Southeast Asia.