UAE developer Seven Tides to use hydroponics to supply its hotels

Seven Tides is planning to expand a hydroponic greenhouse on the World Islands to supply its portfolio of three Dubai hotels
UAE developer Seven Tides to use hydroponics to supply its hotels
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Tue 31 Jul 2018 02:03 PM

UAE-based developer Seven Tides is planning to expand a hydroponic greenhouse on the World Islands to supply its portfolio of three Dubai hotels, according to CEO Abdulla bin Sulayem.

Hydroponics, a subset of hydroculture, allows one to grow plants without the need for soil, using mineral solutions in a water solvent. According to bin Sulayem, the process will allow the company to grow almost any plant at any time of the year, meaning that climate and season will no longer present any limitations.

According to bin Sulayem, collectively, Seven Tides’ hospitality portfolio – which includes Anantara, DUKES and the Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate hotel – “consume a large amount of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis.”

“We already have a large greenhouse located on the World Islands, but we are currently working to upgrade the facility, with the intention of supplying all of our hotels with the majority of the fruit and vegetables they require within the next few months,” he told Arabian Business.

Sulayem added that hydroponics is cleaner and more efficient than traditional agriculture techniques.

“It also produces better tasting produce with more nutritional value and can reduce water consumption by up to 90 percent,” he said.

In addition to its hospitality portfolio, Seven Tides has an upcoming project on the World Islands, where the company is creating an exclusive resort of 60 one-and two-bedroom villas, as well as SE7EN CITY JLT, a mixed-use development in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

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