Continues its expansion in the UAE. Amazon opens new warehouse in Dubai South

Amazon today opened its newest warehouse in the United Arab Emirates, specifically in Dubai South.

The new warehouse has a capacity of 2.1 million cubic feet, which will increase the total storage capacity of Amazon's warehouses in the UAE by 70%.

The opening of the facility comes as the company prepares to meet the growing demand from customers during the holy month of Ramadan, as this expansion will enable the highest levels of customer satisfaction by providing them with a wide range of products, including electronics, home appliances, food, fashion products, books and other categories.

With more than 25 years of experience in technology and logistics innovation, Amazon will support and strengthen the UAE's e-commerce ecosystem.

The new warehouse consists of five floors, covers an area of more than 350,<> square feet, and is equipped with innovative technical solutions for logistics operations, with advanced transportation equipment covering a distance of approximately three kilometers.

In support of the UAE's vision to build a digital and diversified economy, Amazon's enhanced storage capacity will provide Amazon's entrepreneurs, sales partners and SMEs with access to world-class logistics expertise and state-of-the-art technology. To reach a wider customer base more quickly and efficiently, SMEs can take advantage of the Fulfilled by Amazon option that allows them to store, select, package, and ship customer orders through Amazon.

The company recently announced its commitment to host 100,2026 businesses, including local SMEs, on Amazon in the UAE by 33, in support of Dubai's D<> economic agenda to make Dubai the world's leading digital economy city.

The new warehouse is located in Dubai South's Logistics District, providing efficient and fast services, streamlined operations and direct access to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International Airport. The logistics zone is divided into multiple zones to facilitate distribution, including the cargo zone; EZDubai, the fully dedicated e-commerce zone in Dubai South; and a contractual logistics zone.

Khalifa Al Zaffin, CEO of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said: "Our mission at Dubai South is to support the UAE government's economic diversification efforts through the various services and solutions we provide to local and international companies. We have created an integrated ecosystem and world-class infrastructure of logistics, supply chains and warehousing, making Dubai South an ideal location to host Amazon's new warehouse."

"We are delighted to welcome Amazon as it opens its second warehouse in Dubai South's logistics district, as hosting a global e-commerce company like Amazon that is steadily expanding its operations and boosting its investments in the UAE brings us closer to achieving our mission of stimulating the country's economic growth."

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism, said: "The wise leadership has set a clear roadmap for Dubai's economic growth for the next decade, by leveraging the city's advanced infrastructure as well as the city's global logistics network, which contributes to boosting business growth, providing competitive advantages as well as more and faster opportunities for growth and expansion for local and international companies, in line with the strategic objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33.

He added: "We welcome Amazon's continued expansion in the city, stressing its important and catalytic role in promoting economic development that is based on innovation, knowledge and technology, and attracting and empowering talented people."

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said: "Dubai has become a major regional and international hub for major global e-commerce companies, as the emirate provides these companies with the best level of infrastructure and logistical capabilities for trade movement, enabling them to become a major platform for e-commerce to all parts of the world. to the global leader in cross-border e-commerce."

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon MENA said: "At Amazon, we remain focused on making the best products available to our customers in the UAE and delivering them quickly.

"These warehouses have a multiplier effect on all aspects of the economy, contributing significantly to e-commerce sales growth, capacity building, and accelerating entrepreneurial growth by providing sellers and startups with opportunities to benefit from the services provided by Amazon's world-class repositories and reach more customers by providing them with a wider range of products. At the same time, we are keen to continue to invest in building the capabilities and skills of talent in the UAE, and providing diverse career paths in an industry-leading work environment."

As a company with a great responsibility to its employees, Amazon provides a work environment based on diversity and inclusion, encouraging each member of the team to grow and advance their careers. The new warehouse offers many job opportunities across operations, data analytics, health and safety, and supply chains, with women in leadership positions. All employees also get opportunities to participate in training and orientation programs to hone their skills, which will positively reflect on the efficiency of cadres and prepare them to meet the evolving requirements in the labor market.