Every day we go to work hoping to do two things: share great coffee with our friends and help make the world a little better. It was true when the first Starbucks opened in the US in 1971 and it’s just as true today.
As Starbucks has grown from a single store to having a global presence, we have worked hard to honour the intent of Starbucks Guiding Principle to contribute positively to our communities and to operate each store as if it were our only location. Our approach is based on building lasting, personal relationships with our customers and neighbours and staying in touch with the concerns, issues and desires of our local communities and customers.
As the premier vendor of the finest coffee, Starbucks is focused on delivering the best experience to every customer at each of our locations around the world, including stores across the Middle East and North Africa. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many communities, and we are committed to providing the Starbucks experience while respecting the local customs and tastes of each country we operate in. We are also committed to hiring locally, currently providing nearly 2700 jobs for more than 30 nationalities in over 350 operating stores in the region.
Starbucks stores have been operating in the Middle East since 1999 through a licensing agreement with trading partner and licensee M.H. Alshaya WLL, a private Kuwait family business. You can now find Starbucks stores in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Learn more about the company at www.alshaya.com