FASTSIGNS® Expands Middle East Presence with First Dubai Location

By: | Published: June 4, 2015 4:06 PM

Continuing to solidify its spot as the leader in the visual communications industry,

Continuing to solidify its spot as the leader in the visual communications industry, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.—the worldwide franchisor for the more than 575 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries—has opened its first Dubai location in the Addiyar Building at 258 Sheikh Zayed Road.


Further enhancing the company’s presence in the Middle East, this expansion is led by FASTSIGNS Master Franchisee Hamdi Osman—chairman of Solitaire IGT and former SVP of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. Under his master franchise agreement with FASTSIGNS, Osman will open 12 locations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 25 centers in North Africa – specifically targeting Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya for expansion. In addition to owning and operating franchise locations, Osman has the rights to sub-franchise FASTSIGNS across both markets.


“As we continue growing FASTSIGNS globally, partners like Hamdi are essential to our brand’s success,” said FASTSIGNS International, Inc. CEO Catherine Monson. “Every business needs help informing customers, directing visitors and selling more, so we’re seeing strong demand for our products and services worldwide.”


Additionally, FASTSIGNS is continuing to expand the Middle East with two new centers in Saudi Arabia planned to open later this year by another master franchise partner. FASTSIGNS is seeking additional master franchisees to develop the region.


The company plans to open upwards of 50 locations each year for the next three to five years across the globe, entering 10 new markets. FASTSIGNS is specifically seeking growth opportunities in Mexico, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, India, and the Middle East based on high demand in those countries for the franchise’s core offerings.




FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of 575-plus independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers in nine countries. FASTSIGNS consultants provide comprehensive visual marketing solutions and help companies attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all customer touch points. For more information about FASTSIGNS franchise programs, contact Mark Jameson ( or 214-346-5679) or visit





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