Emirates Flight Catering fully acquires Bustanica | The Pro Chef Middle East


Emirates Flight Catering has completed the full acquisition of Emirates Bustanica, formerly known as Emirates Crop One, alongside its consumer brand Bustanica, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm.

Positioned near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, Bustanica’s expansive 330,000sqft facility boasts the capability to produce over 1 million kilograms of premium quality leafy greens annually, equivalent to 3 tonnes daily, while utilising 95% less water compared to traditional agriculture methods.

Operating under the Bustanica brand, its produce is readily available at major UAE retailers like Spinney’s, Waitrose, Carrefour, and Choithrams, while also gracing the tables of Emirates and other airlines, enhancing their inflight dining experiences with farm-fresh ingredients.

Since its establishment in July 2022, Bustanica has garnered attention across UAE households, offering a diverse selection of lettuce, spinach, parsley, and kale, all grown without pesticides or herbicides, ensuring cleanliness, freshness, and nutrient-rich quality. Backed by cutting-edge technology, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as a proficient in-house team comprising agronomy experts, engineers, horticulturists, and plant scientists, Emirates Bustanica’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility was further underscored by its selection as a preferred produce supplier for COP28.