Seven Emirates Investment LLC, Bay Square, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Your 7‑Eleven journey

Franchising with 7-Eleven is a big move. But it’s also a smart move, and probably easier than you think. In less than six months, you can be holding the keys to your very own 7-Eleven store – or stores! Whether you're interested in franchising a single or multiple stores, you’ll have access to a Franchise Sales Representative who will answer your questions and walk with you through every step of the process. Take a quick look at what your journey to 7‑Eleven franchise ownership looks like.

Step 1

Review your qualification criteria

The first step toward a career in franchising is to determine if you meet some basic qualifications. For your convenience, we’ve listed a few. As a Franchisee, you must:

  • Have U.A.E citizenship (or permanent residency) and be at least 21 years old
  • Be able to obtain and maintain all licenses necessary for the store operation
  • Have excellent credit
  • Not have filed for bankruptcy within the last seven years
  • Have no prior record of felony convictions or other criminal record that could impact your ability to operate a store
  • Understand the need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the store

In addition to meeting our basic requirements, we also look for Franchisees who bring solid work experience to the table. Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Retail, operations or management experience
  • Food service experience is beneficial, but not required
  • Five to 10 years multi-unit management experience if you’re interested in a multi-unit franchise
  • Multiple-store Franchisees must also identify a designee for each store and have that designee attend and complete training
  • Past business ownership experience (multi-unit ownership and/or franchise business ownership preferred)
Step 2


This step happens right here on the website and only takes about 10 minutes. Even if you're interested in multiple stores, the application process is easy. Our 7-Eleven team will review the information you submit, along with your credit report. If everything looks good, a Franchise Sales Representative will invite you to talk business.

Apply Here

Step 3

A couple of assessments and a few meetings

After your initial meeting with a Franchise Specialist, you’ll be asked to take a Business Leadership Inventory (BLI), which is a personality assessment, and a Business Acumen Evaluation (BAE), which measures business skills. You’ll have a chance to discuss the results with your Franchise Sales Rep, and after a background check, you’ll be invited to a final discussion with the 7-Eleven franchise management team. At this time, we'll also go over our financing options.

Step 4

Pick your store

Once you’ve determined communities you’d like to be a part of, your 7‑Eleven Franchise Sales Representative will help you locate an available store – or stores – from our Stores Available Lists. This is a big step! The neighborhood you select will be the community you take care of – as well as the community that takes care of you!

Step 5

We make you an offer

If everything goes well, this is where 7-Eleven offers you a franchise agreement and all initial fees are paid. If you accept our offer, the agreement is signed – and it’s official! You are that much closer to opening the doors to your very own neighborhood 7-Eleven. Now that’s exciting!

Step 6

Training begins

You’ll join our 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Dubai, for our two weeks training that introduces you to the 7-Eleven brand and the store operating processes. If you're a multiple-store Franchisee, your store designees will also attend. Furthermore, our staff will shoulder your store operations for a month till you are ready to run the business.

Step 7

Celebrate with your Community

This is the fun part! We’ll alert the press about a grand opening. And while your neighborhood stands in line waiting for their first Slurpee® drink, you get the keys that unlock the door – and get the party started.