February, 2013: Zomato.com, South-Asia's largest online restaurant and night-life guide has further expanded its presence in the Middle East, launching its Doha section both on the web, (http://zomato.com/doha) as well as mobile (for iOS, Android and BlackBerry). Headquartered in India, Zomato forayed into the Middle East market in September 2012 with the launch of its Dubai section, soon followed by sections for Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the UAE. Zomato then launched a section for Colombo in Sri Lanka, and recently, continuing their aggressive international expansion, entered Europe with London as their first market.
Zomato.com provides in-depth information on over 1,200 restaurants in Doha, making it the most extensive restaurant discovery platform for anyone looking to dine-out or order delivery in the city. Zomato's strength is the detailed information on every restaurant in the city, such as contact information, timings, scanned menus, photos and mapped coordinates. On mobile, Zomato's location-aware applications provide information on all the restaurants around a user's location. All of Zomato's features - menus, photos, mapped coordinates, ratings, and reviews are available and are fully supported on the mobile applications as well.
Zomato is now over 4 years old and attracts upward of 10 million users every month who use the platform to discover the best places to eat around them. Founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah in July 2008 for restaurants in New Delhi, India, Zomato has since expanded its services to 19 cities across India, United Kingdom, UAE, Sri Lanka, and now Qatar, covering over 73,000 restaurants. Zomato plans to further expand its reach into continental Europe, Middle East, South America and South East Asia in 2013.
Albinder Dhindsa, Head of International Operations at Zomato said, “Doha is a wonderful city that is growing rapidly as a commercial and cultural hub. When it comes to local coverage of restaurants, there is a market need to provide users with comprehensive information that they can use to discover the best places in Doha. The increasingly diverse population that is very much attuned to technology provides a great user base for Zomato in Doha. We hope that users in Doha will enjoy the experience of exploring restaurants in the city using Zomato.”