World’s largest vertical farm in Dubai gets royal tour

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World’s largest vertical farm in Dubai gets royal tour

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, recently toured Bustanica, the world’s largest vertical farm that has opened in Dubai.

“The opening of the world’s largest vertical farm in Dubai reflects the high priority that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s strategies place on long-term food security and the government’s commitment to making continuous investments to ensure sustainable growth,” Sheikh Hamdan said.

“We are fully confident in the ability of our youth and institutions to continue delivering innovative projects that accelerate the pace of development and achieve optimum results in strategic sectors,” he added.

The Bustanica facility has been developed by Emirates Crop One, a joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world’s largest catering operations serving more than 100 airlines, and Crop One, an industry leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming. Backed by an investment of $40 million, the world’s largest hydroponic farm is spread over 330,000 square feet.

Located near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, the newly opened vertical hydroponic farm in Dubai is geared to produce more than 1 million kg of high-quality leafy greens annually while requiring 95 percent less water than conventional agriculture. The facility grows more than one million plants that provide an output of 3,000 kg per day. ICA/Expat Media


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