Al Barakah Dates will expand its existing facility to become the world’s biggest privately-owned date factory in Dubai Industrial City.
Dubai , Dubai
09 March 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
Al Barakah Dates on Sunday announced that it plans to double its facility which would become the world’s biggest privately-owned date factory in Dubai Industrial City.
The food company will now be able to process over 100,000 tonnes of date and date products annually–equivalent to almost half of the UAE’s entire domestic harvest.
The new factory will cover a total area of 600,000 square feet, including 420,000 square feet of dedicated processing and cold storage space, and is due for completion in early 2022. The sustainable facility will be equipped with more than 6,500 solar panels to offset 3,000 tonnes emissions per year.
“This expansion will allow us to further grow our range of organic and conventional date products to cater to the growing needs of health-conscious consumers around the world,” said Yousuf Saleem, Managing Director of Al Barakah Dates.
“Today we have taken the traditional date and transformed it into various ingredients that serve as direct sugar replacements - these include pastes, syrups and date sugars,” said Saleem.