24,500 UAE jobs ‘protected during coronavirus lockdown’ by Deliveroo

SourceArabian Business
SectorRetail
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Delivery services provided by Deliveroo protected more than 24,000 jobs in the UAE during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when the country was in lockdown, according to a new study. The report by Capital Economics, commissioned by Deliveroo, reveals the critical role that delivery services had on the UAE and Kuwait restaurant sectors during the pandemic between April and June. Deliveroo GM in the GCC Anis Harb responds to criticism of aggregators operating in Dubai, saying its focus is to support restaurants As the region faces potential further restrictions on the hospitality sector, the report said delivery services will be vital for the sector to maintain some trading activity, to protect jobs and prevent mass closures. It estimates that the ability to provide delivery services has supported around 24,500 jobs in Deliveroo’s partner ...read more...