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In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on work processes at the Centre, which has become one of the fastest growing free zones with more than 17,000 companies conducting business in a number of sectors including precious metals, tea and coffee, and food commodities.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

Sheikh Mohammed visits Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s Tea and Coffee Centres.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Media Council.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, briefed Sheikh Mohammed and his accompanying delegation on work processes at the Centre, which has become one of the fastest growing free zones with more than 17,000 companies conducting business in a number of sectors including precious metals, tea and coffee, and food commodities.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

Sheikh Mohammed began his tour by inspecting the state-of-the-art DMCC Coffee Centre, which opened in February.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

His Highness also visited the Centre’s temperature-controlled facilities with an annual capacity of 9,500 tonnes that are able to store coffee for extended periods.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

His Highness visited the Coffee Quality Laboratory, where experts conduct final quality checks on various coffee products.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

He also visited the DMCC Coffee Centre Training Campus that helps companies raise the ability of their employees to meet the highest international skill standards. 

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

Bin Sulayem also briefed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed on the DMCC Coffee Centre’s expansion plans that aim to raise its annual green coffee processing capacity to 20,000 tonnes valued at AED367 million.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

His Highness also visited the DMCC Tea Centre, where he was briefed on its operations including storage, blending and packaging of tea.

In pictures: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed tours DMCC's Tea and Coffee Centres

His Highness also visited the Centre’s purpose-built storage area that has a capacity of 5,000 tonnes per year.