Dubai Food Park intended to be the Middle East’s single largest food hub
Time Out Dubai Staff
With Dubai hosting a staggering amount of incredible restaurants, ever wondered where all the fresh food comes from?
Well, pretty soon, it’ll all be coming through this new market, as Dubai has unveiled the brand-new Dhs5.5 billion Dubai Food Park, which will act as the country’s new market and trading hub.
The new food hub, which the government hopes will catapult the city forward as the region’s leading market in the food sector, will be located close to Dubai South, only a few minutes away from the Expo 2020 site and Jebel Ali Free Zone.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the food park, which will be located at Dubai Wholesale City, and will span more than 48 million square feet.
It is thought the project is the first of its kind in the region, and intends to provide all food-related services in one hub. Meanwhile, it has been strategically located to ensure ease of access by marine, air and road transport.
If you’ve ever wondered where your food comes from, with Dubai home to a plethora of world-class restaurants, then in a few short years it’ll be here. Eleven percent of the UAE’s GDP is generated through food trade, and the food industry is expected to grow by another 70 percent in the country by 2030 – so this hub will eventually play an enormous role in the country’s development in the near future.