Amazon-owned e-commerce site Souq.com has announced the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Dubai.
The Dubai South facility spans 23,000sqm and is designed to meet growing demand from customers across the Middle East.
Souq said the site would create 600 new jobs and widen its selection of goods.
It brings the company’s total number of fulfilment centres in the UAE to three.
“The increased fulfillment capacity also benefits our sellers, who comprise of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, by enabling them to scale up their businesses on our marketplace,” said Souq co-founder and CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar.
Souq’s regional selection currently spans 8.4 million products after Amazon global products were made available to customers.
Amazon completed its acquisition of Souq.com in July 2017 for an estimated $650m.
The site’s main competitor is $1bn rival Noon.com, which launched late last year with the backing of Dubai billionaire Mohamed Alabbar and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.