talabat has announced the expansion of its services into the Republic of Iraq.
The app, which operates in eight markets throughout the MENA region, will initially launch operations in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan in early 2021, before expanding into Federal Iraq in 2021.
Tomaso Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer at talabat, highlighted that the organisation is excited to be expanding into Iraq, a country with a rich culinary heritage and strategic importance in the region.
“Iraq is a country with a definite love of food, which is why we cannot wait to enter the market. We’re excited to enable that rich culinary heritage to be shared to the broader community by further developing the online delivery experience for customers, and partnering with local restaurants to fuel their growth through our platform, as well as creating employment opportunities for local talent across our operations.”
“The Iraqi market has massive potential and talabat can help unlock that potential to get the country back on its feet after many years of turmoil when it comes to technology and digitisation of SMEs in the restaurant community,” he adds.
Iraqi customers will be able to download the talabat app on the iOS Apple store or Google Play from December onwards.