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United Arab Emirates Bottled Water Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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United Arab Emirates Bottled Water Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)
Published: May 13, 2021
Mordor Intelligence Pvt Ltd
Content info: 80 Pages
Delivery time: 2-3 business days
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The United Arab Emirates bottled water market was valued at USD 797.92 million in 2020, and it is projected to reach a CAGR of 10.81%, during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The COVID-19 has made a significant impact on the United Arab Emirates bottled water sales as the lockdown led to an increase in demand for bottled water in the early stages of the lockdown in March whilst consumers were stockpiling essential food and beverages. As the weeks went on and consumers felt reassured about product availability, bottled water volume sales stabilized in April 2020.

The United Arab Emirates bottled water market is driven by an increasing urban population with the majority of immigrants, increasing tourism sector and, and surge in demand for functional/fortified and flavoured water.

As per International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), the country is the thirstiest country in the region, with the highest temperature of 42 degrees in August, and the lowest temperature of 12 degrees in January. These climatic factors of the nation continue to drive the bottled water market.

Key Market Trends

Surge in the Demand for Functional/Fortified and Flavored Water

The widening portfolio for functional water, which is infused with micronutrients, the addition of appealing flavors, and the packaging level modification to create its aesthetic appeal, is driving the market for fortified/functional and flavored water segment in the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, the rise in obese and diabetic populations across the country has shifted the focus of consumers from carbonated soft drinks to functional/fortified bottled water in the recent past. Functional water is set to receive a major boost, owing to the strong category sales across various distribution channels and sales platforms, companies have started to look afresh in order to bring innovative solutions that spur the growth momentum.

Growth in Tourism Industry Owing to Favourable Government Initiatives Increasing the Sales of BottleD Water

The United Arab Emirates has long been recognized as a premier tourism and leisure destination. Over the past decade, these sectors have experienced rapid and sustained growth, becoming a key component of the UAE's economic diversification strategy, this, in turn, has increased the growth of FMCG sector including bottled water. Due to the increasing tourism in the United Arab Emirates, the foodservice channels, such as cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants established are rising across the country, which, in turn, is expected to increase the sales of bottled water. Owing to this factor, companies manufacturing bottled water in the United Arab Emirates are developing various sizes of bottled water which can be easily carried by tourist as per their need and requirement.

Competitive Landscape

The United Arab Emirates bottled water market is highly competitive. The leading participants including Agthia, Masafi, Oasis, Al Ghadeer Bottled Drinking Water, and PepsiCo are major players in the market. Key players are now focusing on social media platforms and online distribution channels for their online marketing and branding of their products to attract more customers. The leading players in the United Arab Emirates bottled water market enjoys a dominant presence across the country. These players focus on leverage opportunities posed by emerging markets to expand their product portfolio so that they can cater to the requirements of various consumers, especially functional and flavored water.

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  • 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
  • 1.2 Scope of the Study




  • 4.1 Market Drivers
  • 4.2 Market Restraints
  • 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
    • 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
    • 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
    • 4.3.5 Degree of Competition


  • 5.1 By Type
    • 5.1.1 Still Water
    • 5.1.2 Sparkling Water
    • 5.1.3 Functional Water
  • 5.2 Distribution Channel
    • 5.2.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    • 5.2.2 Convenience Stores
    • 5.2.3 Home and Office Delivery
    • 5.2.4 On-Trade
    • 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channels


  • 6.1 Strategies adopted by Key players
  • 6.2 Most Active Companies
  • 6.3 Market Share Analysis
  • 6.4 Company Profiles
    • 6.4.1 Agthia Group
    • 6.4.2 Nestle SA
    • 6.4.3 Masafi, Inc.
    • 6.4.4 AL Ghadeer Drinking Water L.L.C
    • 6.4.5 National Food Products Co. (Oasis Pure Water)
    • 6.4.6 PepsiCo Inc.
    • 6.4.7 Crystal Mineral Water
    • 6.4.8 Hint Inc.
    • 6.4.9 Spindrift
    • 6.4.10 Mai Dubai