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Filli Café announces its expansion with new franchise partners for 47 stores across GCC and India

August 09 2016

Sign off with franchise partners in India, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Dubai, August 09 2016: Filli Café, Dubai’s most loved tea café, is all set to expand across the Middle East and in India. Filli’s current round of expansions and franchising starts with 47 stores across the globe, with its presence in the UAE also having expanded.

Filli Café is one of the renowned cafes in Dubai. With three stores set to come up in Ajman, one more in Abu Dhabi and seven more in Dubai, its fame and fan following in the UAE has already been a well established fact. Now, Filli has moved beyond its operations in the UAE, and has expanded to embrace new outlets in India, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and is doing so with the franchise model. With this, there are 47 stores coming up across the globe.

There are five outlets to come up in Qatar, adding to the operational ones in Salwa Road and Ummsaid; five outlets in Bahrain and twenty outlets in Saudi Arabia. By the end of 2016, the UAE will have seven more outlets – with Ajman having three in Corniche, Al Jurf and Perl Tower – Rashidiya; one in Abu Dhabi on the Airport Road, and seven in Dubai, at the Business Bay, DSO and DAFZA.

Further east, in India, there will be 22 outlets in Mumbai, with one on Andheri Link Road and one on Carter Road. Rafih Filli, the founder of Filli Café, has taken it on himself to enable the expansion of Filli Café’s branches. With his efforts, India’s headquarters and flagship store has come up in Kasaragod, Kerala, which is Rafih’s native place. Filli Café is also in the process for expanding beyond into the UK, where the location for their flagship store has been identified.

Filli Café’s first store in Ajman was opened for the public on July 23, 2016 by Mr Thumbay Moideen, Chairman Thumbay Group in the presence of Mr Rafih Filli. Speaking about the developments, Rafih Filli the Founder & CEO of FiLLi, explains, “I am extremely happy to present the number of developments that are slated to unfold at our end. We are keen on welcoming more and more investors to join the Filli Family through their investment to expand on a highly profitable food and beverage business.”

Currently, Filli Café operates with 18 functional units, and sells about 40,000 cups of tea in a day.  There are over six stores under construction. Filli is currently working towards a goal of having over 100 outlets up and running in the UAE alone by 2020, and 70 franchises operating across the world by 2017. To find out more about Filli cafe and how to become a franchise partner. Visit us at:

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