United Arab Emirates

Dubai hits the show circuit to turn food trade deficit

Dubai hits the show circuit to turn food trade deficit

By Noel Ebdon

The Emirate of Dubai has taken to the show circuit in an effort to narrow the gap between its food imports and exports, as nearly all of its annual food requirements are imported from overseas.

The multihead weigher for sticky dates

Ishida troubleshoots sticky dilemma

By Jenny EAGLE

Ishida has partnered with Emirates Dates in the UAE to install a second multihead weigher for packing sticky dates.

Hotpack's new facility will be built in the Dubai Investments Park

GCC packaging market hots up with Hotpack investment

By Noel Ebdon

Hotpack Packaging Industries has announced it will expand its operations in the UAE with a $27.2m integrated manufacturing and logistics unit in Dubai, as sales of disposable-packaged food continue to grow in the Gulf.

Hui halal hub bringing back Silk Road trade between China and Gulf

Snapshot: China

Hui halal hub bringing back Silk Road trade between China and Gulf

By RJ Whitehead

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China is home to 10% of the country’s 20m Muslims. While by no means does it have a majority Muslim population, the strong Islamic tradition by the ethnic Hui people of this Silk Road region dates back to its...

The next big food gold rush

Gulfood 2013 blog

The next big food gold rush

By RJ Whitehead in Dubai

Teams from both the European and Asian editions of FoodNavigator are on the ground at Gulfood 2013 in Dubai, a food, processing, packaging and ingredients show which, according to its blurb, claims to be the biggest in the world.

Camelicious will become the first camel milk product to be exported into Europe from the Middle East, EICMP has claimed.

UAE, Dubai granted dairy export approval – camel milk processor

By Mark Astley

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai have been granted final approval to become the first Middle Eastern country to export dairy products into the European Union (EU), one of the region’s largest camel milk producers has revealed.

Halal conference looks at unification and opportunities

Halal conference looks at unification and opportunities

By RJ Whitehead

Some of the leading names in the halal meat industry have gathered in the UAE city of Sharjah to call for unified standards across the industry and to look at greater awareness of business opportunities from halal around the world. 

Traditional foods like labneh provide important markets for probiotics producers

Probiotics on course for profound growth in the UAE

By RJ Whitehead

Research by Euromonitor has revealed that pre- and probiotics have been continually attracting new consumers in the United Arab Emirates, with growth becoming consistently strong across the segment.

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