Fresh fruits are full of nutrition. But due to large amount of water, they can spoil quickly and easily. In order to retain their availability for longer periods, several of these fruits are dried. The removal of water makes them less susceptible for various microorganisms and increases their shelf life. In Dubai, local and expat population enjoy both fresh and dried fruits. Apart from dates and few other desert-related fruits, most of these fruits are imported in Dubai and UAE.
As the population of Dubai is increasing constantly due to better living and business conditions, so the demand of all types of foods is increasing rapidly. Per capita income in Dubai is also very high due to which most of the people can spend heavily on expensive imported fruits. But a major hurdle in the growth of this business in the emirate is the warm weather conditions that prevail throughout the year. Fresh fruits have to be put in refrigeration constantly. Otherwise, they can’t resist the severe hot weather of Dubai for longer.
In this situation, the best remedy for small food investors is to take registration for dry fruits. There is high demand of these dry fruits as well in Dubai and they are not required to put in refrigeration all the time. Even in extreme hot weather conditions of Dubai, these dry fruits can easily survive for few years. This can easily save lot of expenditure on special refrigeration process or other methods used to preserve fresh fruits.
Here in Dubai, the rules are also quite strict regarding freshness of foods and selling of slightly spoiled fruits can also result in hefty fines or even closure of business. Therefore, it is also quite reasonable for small investors to deal in dry fruits instead of fresh fruits for a successful business in Dubai.
The registration process for business related to dry fruits is quite similar to that of food product registration in Dubai. There are several requirements that have to be fulfilled for successful registration of dry fruit registration in the emirate of Dubai. These include:
- Provide adequate resources to ensure food safety to customers
- A completely cleaned and safe packing material that doesn’t contaminate food
- Fully equipped transport vehicles that maintain hygienic condition of food during maintenance
- Pest control in storage place and transport
- Personal hygiene of workers
The procedure of dry fruit registration requires dealing with multiple authorities. This includes Dubai Municipality (DM) and Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). During the registration process of food products in Dubai, you have to clearly mention the food product that you want to register. Dubai Municipality has launched FIRS (Food Import & Re-Export System) where all the food products must be mentioned by vendor. Apart from that, quality of all types of dry fruits must be approved by ESMA. Only after that, the traders will be allowed to import, distribute and re-export dry fruits in Dubai.
If you want to register your dry fruit business in Dubai, then the best option to do is by contacting a formidable consultancy firm like Riz & Mona Consultancy. We are best in the field and have hundreds of successfully running businesses to prove this claim. You can contact us via our WhatsApp # 971-56-9971225.