Costa coffee opens first stores in Ras Al Khaimah and Al Ain

Press release
Published September 9th, 2012 - 07:53 GMT

Costa Coffee, one of the leading coffee brands franchised in the UAE by Emirates Leisure Retail, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, today announced the opening of three new outlets in the region. Located in Manar Mall and in Julphar Tower in Ras Al Khaimah and in Al Ain Mall, Al Ain, the three new stores mark the entrance of Costa Coffee into the two cities.  

Commenting on the new openings, Eric Hughes, General Manager, Costa Coffee UAE, said: “We’re excited about the new openings and delighted to bring our unique coffee experience to our customers in Ras Al Khaimah and Al Ain.”

Conveniently located in front of the Carrefour at Manar Mall, one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in Ras Al Khaimah, the new Costa Coffee store serves the full range of premium specialist coffees as well as the extensive and delicious range of pastries, cakes, sandwiches and salads. With thirty-five seats, it’s ideal for breakfast, lunch or a coffee break during a shopping tour.

The second new branch in the emirate opened at Julphar Towers, the tallest towers in Ras Al Khaimah. The Costa Coffee kiosk offers the entire range of Costa’s recognized drinks and food, and it’s ideal for grabbing a coffee on the way to work or for ordering in and treating yourself during a hard day in the office.

The 1206 square-meter Costa Coffee opened at Al Ain Mall in Al Ain and can host up to 60 customers. Fancy a Costa light, a flat white, one of the new Iced Cold Costa drinks or one of the many Costa Coffee sweet and savory food options? Costa lovers in Al Ain will now be able to enjoy the Costa Coffee experience any time they want.

“We want to make Costa Coffee accessible to customers throughout the UAE and the opening of the new Costa branches in RAS Al Khaimah and Al Ain is a logical step in our expansion plan. We expect that the new stores will be as successful as our existing outlets in the region,” added Eric Hughes.

Costa opened its first international store in the UAE in 1999 and today operates 89 stores in the UAE and more than 2,000 globally.

Background Information


Costa was founded by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971. Just 1% of the world’s production of coffee is good enough for us to choose from. Only the very best coffee available can go into creating the unique taste and aroma of our Mocha Italia blend.

Costa Coffee was the first coffee shop chain to commit to sourcing beans from Rainforest Alliance (RFA) Certified farms. All Costa coffee comes from 100% RFA certified farms. Costa was the first coffee chain to control the whole coffee making process from start to finish – we source, store, blend, roast, grind and pour all our own coffee. No one else is involved.

Costa is part of the Whitbread family of brands.

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