Does Starbucks have a presence in the Middle East?  

Yes. Starbucks has been in the Middle East for over 20 years. About 19,000 green apron partners (employees) throughout the region serve millions of customers each day. 

Local business partner Alshaya Group operates nearly 2,000 Starbucks stores across the Middle East and North Africa region. In the region, we currently only have stores in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.  

Despite false statements spread through social media, we have no political agenda.  We do not use our profits to fund any government or military operations anywhere – and never have.   

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