Drive around Fujairah at night and you’ll quickly spot a number of apartment towers, hospitals and businesses that are standing in the dark without power.
Not Lovin’ It
Contrary to their advertising, McDonald’s in the UAE is not ‘lovin’ it’.
Managing Director for the UAE, Rafic Fakih, says the new McDonald’s in Fujairah has been ready and sitting idle for one year. It is waiting for power along with other fast food outlets on the ENOC property near to Fujairah’s Beach Motel.
Fakir says that every week he speaks with ENOC who in turn renew the request to the powers that be.
The Managing Director says:
“It is very frustrating. We are paying our rental to occupy the land. Our team for the McDonald’s in Fujairah has been appointed and they are waiting ready to go. Once the power is switched on it will only take us ten days to begin service.”
Some other first time businesses seeking a connection have been successful and are up and running but a greater supply from the power plant is needed to satisfy the growing need.
McDonald’s, Thai Express and Subway Coming to Fujairah, FIF, 16 June 2010.
The Good News and the Bad News about Fujairah Housing, FIF, 8 September 2010.
Power shortage in Fujairah leaves sparks flying, FIF, 26 August 2009.
Fujairah homes and businesses without power, switch to generators, FIF, 16 June 2009.
Power and water in short supply for Fujairah’s new buildings, FIF, 4 June 2009.
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