Zomato is now 4 years old and the website gets more than 4 million users every month who use Zomato to discover the best places to eat around them. Zomato was founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah, both IIT Delhi graduates and ex-Bain employees, in July 2008 for Delhi NCR. Since then, Zomato has expanded its services to 12 cities in India including - Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Indore. The Dubai launch is Zomato’s first step in its International expansion plans, which also include expanding into more cities in South East Asia & Middle East by end of 2012.
Albinder Dhindsa, Head of International Expansion, Zomato said “We have been focusing on increasing our reach beyond India over the last couple of months. Dubai is one of the most popular business hubs globally, has a very vibrant restaurant industry and has high Internet penetration making it a good market for us to expand into. We believe there is a huge need of Zomato’s services to the Dubai consumers and we have been getting requests from people in Dubai on social media as well. We are expecting a very good response from the growing business community in Dubai.”