United Arab Emirates

Scottish butter from Orkney can be found in the restaurant at the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. Pic:©iStock/ihab

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

By Jim Cornall

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Marmum Dairy has been sold by Dubai Investments PJSC to Elite Agro. Pic: ©iStock/Somchaij

Elite Agro takes over Marmum Dairy in UAE

By Jim Cornall

Dubai Investments PJSC has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dubai Investments Industries has divested its 100% stake in Marmum Dairy Farm and its distribution unit United Sales Partners (USP) LLC to UAE-based Elite Agro LLC, a subsidiary of...

Camel milk producer given VAT exemption for trade with GCC

Camel milk producer given VAT exemption for trade with GCC

By RJ Whitehead

Dubai-based camel milk producer Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products has been awarded a VAT exemption certificate by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, which the company hopes will help it increase exports of camel milk to other Arab countries.

YouGov names Almarai as Saudi’s favourite brand

YouGov names Almarai as Saudi’s favourite brand

By RJ Whitehead

Local dairy major Almarai was named Saudi Arabia’s favourite brand in the YouGov 2016 Mid-year BestBrand rankings, alongside Emirates airline in the UAE and Facebook in Egypt.

GCC plans Greek yoghurt expansion

GCC plans Greek yoghurt expansion

By Eliot Beer

Turkish food producer Pinar plans to grow its presence in the GCC with new facilities and products, building on the high market penetration of its labneh in the region.

Arabian Can Industry joins Empac

Arabian Can Industry joins Empac

By Jenny Eagle

Arabian Can Industry has joined Empac, European Metal Packaging association as its second international associate member.