The agritourism project in Dubai is expected to create 10,000 jobs
December 13, 2022, Property News
A new agritourism project in Dubai’s desert is expected to generate 10,000 jobs and grow as the largest of its kind in the entire world.
According to the developer, Agri Hub by URB will promote a novel experience that includes adventure, entertainment, and food security.
“Dubai’s rural and agricultural rich communities are best positioned to become a global benchmark for agritourism,” Baharash Bagherian, chief executive of URB said.
“Agri Hub is a highly attractive and activity-rich environment, which will transform Dubai into the world’s best rural visitor attraction in the world.”
According to Mr. Bagherian, tourists will have a new eco-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment experience while also having space for local farmers to sell their goods straight from their fields.
“Beyond becoming a new tourism experience in the countryside and wilderness of Dubai, the project will also promote greater health, well-being, and prosperity for rural local inhabitants.”
“Ultimately, it will serve as an innovative blueprint for decarbonised rural tourism hubs of the future,” Mr Bagherian said.
100% renewable energy, 100% recycled water, bio-saline agriculture, green transit systems, and on-site zero waste management are just a few of the project’s environmental features.
The exact location will be determined in 2024 after a feasibility study on a few potential sites. By 2030, construction is expected to be finished after starting in 2025.
URB offers master planning and development management services with an emphasis on net zero sustainable cities.
Plans for the Dubai Urban Tech District, which will be situated on the Creek side of Al Jaddaf district, were presented in September. 4,000 new employment in green urban technologies, education, and training are expected to be generated.
In addition, it is working on the sustainable net zero cities Xzero City in Kuwait, Alnana Smart City in Riyadh, which will house 44,000 people, and Nexgen Sustainable City in Egypt, which would house 35,000 people on 580 hectares.
With food imports expected to account for over 90% of the nation’s food consumption, the UAE has been stepping up its backing of agritech businesses.
The World Travel and Tourism Council said that Dubai topped the list of cities with the most expenditure by foreign visitors, surpassing Doha and London in the top three. Dubai’s tourism industry has recovered strongly from the pandemic.