The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector of Dubai Economy said that the emirate has made considerable progress in diversifying its economy to provide more useful added services to citizens and nationals in addition to raising the contribution of the non-oil sector to the emirate’s gross domestic product.
The Emirate has 583 local and foreign firms involved in the production and manufacture of dairy goods such as yoghurt, natural butter, cheese and other dairy products. These companies consist of 24 industrial licenses, of which 93 percent are commercial and 4 percent are industry-related.
The report reflects the efforts made by Dubai Economy to provide value-added services to the public in Dubai in order to promote the industry. It also backs the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, which intends to make Dubai a global hub for business and industry-focused on knowledge, innovation and sustainability.
According to the report, Burj Khalifa, Bur Dubai, Al Ras, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area 3, Trade Centre 1, Port Said, Oud Metha, Hor Al Anz East, Al Karama, and Al Garhoud are the top 10 areas where milk and diary production factories are situated.
“Dairy and food derivatives industry is an essential component of the local industry and contributes to achieving food security and self-reliance. Local companies have many opportunities to support their development, as the future growth of the population in the UAE leads to an increase in consumption. The geographical proximity of production and the speed of supply assure high-quality products for customers.”
Saeed Juma Bin Subaih, general-manager of the Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products Camelicious, said: “We are proud to be among the local companies that contribute to achieving the food security of the UAE by producing more than four million litres of camel milk annually, which are distributed through 65 different products. We also export them to more than 16 countries, such as China, Russia, USA, and Japan, as well as the European Union.”
UAE-based Camelicious is the largest and most advanced camel milk processing plant in the world in terms of production quantity and product range. The firm has 9,000 camels with a target of reaching 20,000 in the next five years. The plant meets the highest quality standards and has a staff of 765 employees. Specialist physicians and technicians control all steps of milk processing based on the highest international standards.
The organization has ISO 22000 certification for both farm and milk processing facilities. The plant also complies with HACCP specifications and strict European Union procedures for exports to the EU, as well as to Malaysia, Russia, the USA and Singapore.