Amazon inaugurates its new Fulfillment Center in Dubai South

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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American eCommerce giant Amazon has inaugurated its new Fulfillment Center in Dubai South.

The new Fulfillment Center has a storage capacity of 2.1 million cubic feet, which will increase Amazon’s total storage capacity in the UAE by 70 percent.

As the company gears up for increased customer demand during the Holy month of Ramadan, the investment will enable Amazon to delight customers with a wider selection of products across electronics, appliances, groceries, fashion, books, and more.

The company said that the new facility will house innovative solutions for its operations, close to three kilometers of conveyance equipment, spread across five floors and covering an area of more than 350,000 sqft.

Mr. Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon MENA, stated that, “At Amazon, we continue to emphasize our focus on providing the best and fastest selection of products to our customers in the UAE.”

“Fulfillment Centers have a ripple effect across the economy, contributing significantly to the growth of eCommerce sales, building capacity, and accelerating entrepreneurship by allowing sellers and start-ups to leverage Amazon’s world-class fulfillment offerings to reach more customers with a wider selection of products. At the same time, we continue to invest in building the UAE’s talent capabilities, creating diverse career paths in an industry-leading workplace,” Mr. Mouchawar added.

The facility is located in Dubai South’s Logistics District, enabling efficient services, speed, operations, and uninterrupted access to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

“The new Fulfilment Center will be equipped with Amazon’s latest global innovations to ensure speed, safety, and reliability with every order. As a good corporate citizen, we always strive to create opportunities for employees, partners, and the community while growing sustainably and responsibly,” commented Mr. Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon MENA.

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