Dubai loves a food truck, but in this case, it seems the city’s gone all out with the announcement of an entire food park.
The project will cost Dhs5.5 billion and will be located in Dubai South, a ten-minute drive from Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020.
Announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Food Park will make a nice addition to Dubai’s Wholesale City.
The Food Park will be spread out over 48 million square feet, and will serve as the first of its kind in the region.
Inside you’ll find a wholesale market where businesses can stock up on food, as well as a specialised organic waste recycling station.
If you fall in love with the food park, you can even spend a night in one of their on-site hotels.
Why are they doing this? The government is looking to streamline the process for food companies in the UAE, helping to decrease the supply-chain costs for the demand for food in the region.
What does this mean for us? It means supermarket food could end up cheaper as a knock-on effect.
While full details on the park are yet to be released, we’re hoping for – nay, praying for a decently-sized area within which we can sample the delicacies of the Food Park.
The Food Park will provide a serious 23,000 more jobs to the city, with a forecasted food trade value of Dhs23 billion by 2030.