World's Largest Indoor Farm, Bustanica

Emirates Flight Catering Acquires World’s Largest Indoor Farm, Bustanica

Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world’s largest catering operations, has fully acquired Emirates Bustanica, formerly called Emirates Crop One, and its consumer brand Bustanica, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm.

This move not only rebrands Emirates Bustanica with a new consumer face, Bustanica, but also aligns with the UAE’s strategic vision for bolstering its food and water security and agricultural prowess.

The acquisition marks a pivotal moment for Emirates Bustanica, positioning it as an entirely UAE-owned entity. This change is expected to fuel the company’s growth by tapping into local expertise and the latest technological advancements, thereby catering to the increasing market demands efficiently.

Strategically located near Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai World Central, the Bustanica facility sprawls over 330,000 square feet. It boasts an impressive capability to produce over 1 million kilograms of high-quality leafy greens annually, utilizing 95% less water compared to traditional farming methods.

Under the Bustanica brand, the company’s produce has found its way onto the shelves of major UAE retailers such as Spinney’s, Waitrose, Carrefour, and Choithrams. Additionally, Emirates and various other airlines serve Bustanica’s fresh produce, offering passengers a taste of premium, farm-fresh greens.

Quality checks at the world's Largest Indoor Vertical Farm in Dubai, Bustanica

Since its inception in July 2022, Bustanica has quickly become a household name in the UAE. It is celebrated for its pesticide-free, nutrient-rich leafy greens, herbs, and microgreens, advocating for consumption straight from the box to preserve purity and nutritional value.

Embracing cutting-edge technology such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and patented innovations, Bustanica is spearheaded by a team of experts. This team comprises agronomists, engineers, horticulturists, and plant scientists, dedicated to pushing the boundaries of agricultural technology.

Emirates Bustanica’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship was recently highlighted through its selection as a preferred produce supplier for COP28, underscoring its role in promoting sustainable practices.

About Emirates Flight Catering

Operating the largest flight catering facility in the world at Dubai International Airport, Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) is a global leader in aviation hospitality. EKFC offers a comprehensive range of services, including airline catering, airport dining, private dining and event catering, food supplies to the HORECA and hospitality industries, complemented by support services such as laundry. Renowned for its commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability, EKFC consistently delivers exceptional culinary experiences tailored to the discerning tastes of consumers worldwide. With cutting-edge facilities, a dedicated team of culinary experts, and state-of-the-art technology, EKFC continues to set the standard for premium dining across the aviation and wider hospitality industries.

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