Dubai Industrial City launches ‘Halal Cluster’
Dubai, February 24, 2014
Dubai Industrial City , a member of Tecom Investments, has launched a ‘Halal Cluster’ at the ongoing Gulfood 2014, a food and beverage exhibition in Dubai, said a report.
The cluster is launched in partnership with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, and Dubai Municipality, said the Gulf News report.
“In line with Dubai’s vision of becoming an Islamic economy hub, we have developed a unique offering with a Halal Cluster, dedicated to manufacturing and logistic companies from food and beverage, cosmetics and fragrances and personal care sectors,” Abdullah Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Industrial City, was quoted as saying.
The Islamic economy’s major sectors include Islamic finance and insurance, halal food, Islamic values influenced travel, clothing, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and media recreation, he said.
Covering an area of 6.7 million sq ft, the Halal Cluster is expected to attract at least 15 companies, particularly from the GCC and the Mena region, said the report.
The cluster will have a fully separated industrial block, warehouses and showrooms, and accommodation, it said.