Booming Food Industry Brings Investors and Jobs to Dubai

Food sector booming and attracting investment and jobs reports Dubai Chronicle.

Food shortages are a global problem as a result of the 2012 drought and the constantly increasing population in Dubai. In the barren regions of the Middle East, Dubai has the important task of importing enough food for the entire region. In fact 90% of the food needed for the Emirates region comes through the Dubai port.  The food industry accounts for 13.2% of the area’s GDP making it the fourth largest sector.

This makes Dubai one of the most important hubs for food production and re-export in the region.

More Food Industry Jobs Coming to Dubai

As if the Dubai food sector wasn’t strong enough already, Nestle has just stated that it is to invest another $136 million in Dubai to build a new 175,000 square meter plant at the Dubai World Central Business Park to process coffee and nutrition. So, expect a surge in both construction and food jobs in Dubai.


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Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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