Dubai Flower Centre attracts global operators

Traders from Europe, South America, East and West African have already begun operations at the Dubai Flower Centre.

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By  Robeel Haq Published  December 10, 2006

The Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) has enrolled many global operators and institutions from various regions, reiterating its status as a leading state-of-the-art transshipment facility for perishable goods in the region. Though only recently commissioned, traders and growers from Europe, South America, East and West African regions besides South Asia have already begun operations at the centre in Dubai. “Some of the tenants who have become part of the DFC are from Holland, Germany, Ecuador, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, and Jordan as well as the United Arab Emirates. At the moment approximately 90% of our tenants are operating in the floricultural industry," said Ibrahim Ahli, Marketing Director, DFC. “We have a waiting list of international companies who want to have an office or warehouse. Our target is to have a good mix of major international players with different strategies, products, sizes and from different parts of the world. We are very close to achieving this,” Ahli pointed out. The flower centre is located at the Dubai International Airport, which serves over 117 airlines connecting more than 165 destinations. “There are several advantages for those who have become part of the DFC operations. However, key features such as a business-friendly free zone environment, the latest technology and processes which ensure seamless and prompt delivery from the producer to the end-consumer seem to be attracting more and more number of global operators to the DFC,” said Ahli. Besides flowers, the DFC handles other perishable products like fruits & vegetables, fresh meat and seafood, as well as pharmaceuticals and biological products.

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