Dubai’s Global Village opens for Season 26, welcomes guests to explore new attractions

This season will host 26 pavilions representing more than 80 cultures

UAE’s Pure Harvest Smart Farms secures funding worth $64.5m to accelerate expansion

The company operates three farms in the UAE

Abu Dhabi fund Mubadala Capital buys major Taco Bell franchisee

The deal reflects Mubadala Capital’s foray into the food and beverage sector, where it invested about $1.8bn in the past seven years alone

Expo 2020 Dubai’s F&B offerings: Presenting the world on a plate

From food theatre to autonomous delivery robots, Expo 2020 will deliver a table full of innovative culinary concepts and diverse flavours allowing visitors to taste the globe

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Etihad Guest members can now earn and redeem miles on talabat transactions

Etihad Guest members can earn 1 mile for every Dhs3 spent when ordering food, groceries and other essentials on the talabat platform

UAE’s Talabat, GrubTech partner to debut 3D printed smart locker systems for Expo 2020

The system provides talabat’s customers with a contactless pick up option across Expo 2020 pavilions

UAE seeks $1 trillion in business with Israel over next decade

The UAE was looking at sectors including defense, energy and food security

UAE startup Beanburds uses augmented reality to transform online shopping

Beanburds is the first UAE brand to launch augmented reality to redefine the coffee retail experience

European Commission approves continuous export of UAE camel milk to 27 EU countries in 2021

Currently, the MOCCAE is liaising with Chinese authorities to obtain their approval for exporting UAE camel milk and its products to China

Dubai healthy snack brand raises Dhs1.5m to further growth

The investment will support Koala Picks’ growth within the UAE

Leading GCC-based companies fully compliant with Pledge on Responsible Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

The pledge informs and benchmarks how food and beverage products are marketed in a responsible way to children under the age of 12 in the region

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Abu Dhabi based ADQ to launch region’s largest tech-enabled farming hub

The AgTech Park project aims to accelerate sustainable local food production and position the UAE as a hub to supply high-growth markets across the Middle East and Africa.

Are dark kitchens the future of the food industry?

The appetite for dark kitchen concepts has grown significantly in the UAE

Didier Laffineur, Regional Managing Director of Ferrero Gulf

Five minutes with Didier Laffineur, regional managing director of Ferrero Gulf

Ferrero closed the financial year with a consolidated global turnover of Eur12.3bn, and has ensured that sustainability is an integral part of its business model

Deliveroo launches in UAE’s fifth city

Residents of Ajman can now order food from local restaurants and takeaways

Abu Dhabi’s Agthia seeks food deals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

The group is pursuing a strategy to grow through acquisitions and investment in its food and beverage business

Saudi’s Red Sea Farms raises $16m pre-series A funding round

Initial investor group includes Aramco venture Wa’ed, the Future Investment Initiative Institute and KAUST from Saudi Arabia, as well as UAE-based Global Ventures

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Video: How Honduran coffee makes the journey to the UAE

Joshua Jahani, owner of Jahani Trading, says that the family owns coffee farms in Marcala, Honduras

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Dubai hospitality group announces the launch of two new food tech startups

Working with entrepreneurs of the future, the company looks to further expand its regional expertise in the food tech sector in the next 5 years

New vertical farm launched in Dubai Industrial City

The facility will grow fresh kale, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and melons, and plans to supply hypermarkets, hotels and chefs across the country

Dubai cloud kitchen Kitopi becomes a unicorn after new $415m funding led by SoftBank

The deal marks one of the largest funding rounds for a Middle East technology company

Global food costs surge to decade high as drought parches crops

A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for a 12th straight month in May

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Desert Control joins Dubai’s in5’s alumni network after raising Dhs85m in IPO

Desert Control is ready to launch its commercial rollout of liquid natural clay that turns deserts into fertile land

Saudi bottled water company is said to join list of IPO hopefuls

The IPO could add to a string of listings in Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ is said to eye stake in top Egyptian dairy firm

Deliberations are in the early stages and there’s no certainty ADQ will proceed with any transaction

Revealed: 5 cafés in Dubai that offer more than just coffee

From yoga eateries to co-working spaces that double as cafes, these joints are not to miss when you’re craving a little more than just coffee

First Saudi tech startup that could go public picks HSBC for IPO

Jahez has also been expanding in other areas such as last-mile logistics and cloud kitchens

Saudi Arabia halts some Brazil poultry including JBS plants

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority said imports from the plants will be suspended from May 23

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed’s 100 Million Meals campaign achieves over double its target

Donations from 385,000 individuals, private and public companies and businessmen across 51 countries helped secure food parcels equivalent to 216 million meals

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Dubai’s dnata partners with Blue Aqua to boost food security in Singapore

Blue Aqua will upcycle organic waste from dnata’s catering and ground handling operations into alternative insect protein for aquafeeds