United Arab Emirates

The UAE has around 160 species of dates

UAE date palms get UN recognition

By Eliot Beer

The UAE’s date palm oases may be formally recognised by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation as of global agricultural importance, the FAO announced this month.

The size of large Mexican Maragogype beans makes no difference to flavour,

UAE is waking up to speciality coffee

By Eliot Beer

UAE consumers are finally becoming wise to the attractions of high-quality coffee, thanks to an influx of knowledgeable roasters and baristas, according to a UAE-based roastmaster.

Dubai is a good central location to ship snacks across the globe, says United Products

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

United Products to drive Middle East snacks into Europe

By Kacey Culliney

Dubai-made Signature Snacks have plenty of expansion potential in Europe thanks to favorable labor costs and a central global location, says distributor United Products.

The halal food market accounts for a fifth of the world's food trade

Halal economy focus at largest ever Gulfood

By Eliot Beer

The global Halal food trade is top of the agenda at Gulfood this week, as the show sees its 20th and biggest edition to date, with 4,800 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors expected.

Mars spends $140m on GCC factories expansion

Mars spends $140m on GCC factories expansion

By Eliot Beer

Chocolate maker Mars has invested a total of US$140m in new manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to increase production of its Galaxy and Snickers lines.

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