Dubai Economy: The competition between local companies is greater than its foreign counterpart

29 local and international companies are involved in the production of mineral water in Dubai

A report issued by the commercial registration and licensing sector in the Dubai Economy stated that the Emirate of Dubai includes 29 local and international companies in the field of mineral water production, including the Dubai Refreshments Company, which has been in the market for more than 60 years, where the average age of companies is 15 years.

Senior Director of Development and Follow-up Department in the Commercial Registration and Licensing Sector, Ahmed Al-Shaer, said: “Local companies play an active role in the mineral water market, especially with the high demand for this industry, in addition to the ease of marketing its production, and competition in the UAE market among local companies is greater From competition between it and foreign, in order to reassure customers to deal with the products of these local companies more, especially in a vital commodity such as water, in addition to that they have been operating in the market for a long time, some of them since the sixties of the last century ».

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Al-Shaer pointed out that the types of mineral water are many and varied, and the list of companies in the field of mineral water production includes: The Mai Dubai Company for Bottled Drinking Water, Dubai Refreshments Company, Oasis Pure Water Factory, Nestle Waters Factory, Union Refreshments Factory, and others. Lots.

The top 10 most prominent areas for companies producing mineral water include: Al Quoz Industrial Area (4), Dubai Investment Park (2), Hatta, Al Qusais (1), Jebel Ali, Al Quoz (2), Al Qusais Industrial Area (5), and Ras Industrial Khor (2), Al-Mankhool, and Umm Hurair.

Legal form

With regard to the legal form of effective licenses for companies producing mineral water, licenses for limited liability companies come first at a rate of 76%, followed by a limited liability company - one person at 9%, then a public shareholding company and a sole proprietorship at a rate of 6% for each of them, and a company branch / 3% Free Zone based establishment.

"Mai Dubai" CEO, Alexander Vantrit, said: “Despite being the newest brand of bottled water in the UAE, Mai Dubai has succeeded in achieving rapid and steady growth to become today in the ranks of the leading companies, which is primarily attributed to this. To our absolute commitment to the highest standards of innovation, quality and sustainability, and we are honored to be currently the only company in the world, among bottled water companies of our size, that manages its operational and production operations using 100% solar energy.

For his part, the CEO of Dubai Refreshments Company, Tariq Al-Sakka, said: “The company was established in 1959, and obtained a license from (PepsiCo) in 1962, and is currently working in the field of manufacturing and distributing beverages, and in 2004 the company started producing and distributing Aquafina water, which It is classified as one of the best selling bottled water brands in the world, and in 2016 Dubai Refreshments Company moved to its new headquarters in Dubai Investment Park. The new plant is one of the largest beverages and water factories in the Middle East and the Arab region.

Al-Saqa pointed out that the factory has been equipped with the latest machinery and technologies developed in the world in the field of industry, to provide the best products at international and local standards, and in line with the vision of the UAE government to benefit from clean and sustainable energy, the company has been keen to install solar panels on the roofs of the factory, providing more than 40% of the company's energy needs.

Control of drinking water

Dubai Economy confirmed that it is not permitted to trade in any products in the drinking water sector, unless they are compatible with the mandatory UAE system for controlling drinking water, in order to ensure the best standards and practices that protect public health and support the national economy.

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