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Dubai home to biggest date factory in the world

Al Barakah Dates has announced plans to expand its existing facility to become the world's biggest privately-owned date factory in Dubai...

Al Barakah Dates has announced plans to expand its existing facility to become the world's biggest privately-owned date factory in Dubai Industrial City, the region's largest manufacturing and logistics hub. The food company will more than double the size of its existing facility to 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 – to become the world’s single largest processor of date ingredients.

Dubai home to biggest date factory in the world
Its massive new state-of-the-art 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. To support global decarbonization efforts, the sustainable facility will be equipped with more than 6,500 solar panels to offset 3,000 tonnes emissions per year.

Established in 1988 as a foodstuff import and export entity, Al Barakah Dates has grown over time to emerge as a market leader for packaged and processed dates. Today, it is the Middle East's first 'Grade A' certified dates factory from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), and produces over 65,000 tonnes of dates, syrup and paste.