Emirates unveils the world’s largest vertical farm in Dubai. It is built in partnership with Crop One Holdings, a leader in the development of technology-driven indoor farming. Built for the Emirati carrier, the vertical farm is located in Dubai near Al Maktoum International Airport and covers an area of over 100,000 square meters. The vertical farm is called Bustanica, which means “your garden” or “your orchid” in Arabic. The 100,584-square-metre facility was built with an investment of $40 million and spans three floors. It can produce more than one million kilograms of leafy greens annually, representing a daily production of up to three thousand kilograms. Currently, the vertical farm grows crops such as kale, spinach, arugula, and a mix of green plants. Emirates plans to expand the range of crops in the future to include new types of fruit and vegetables. “Long-term food security and self-sufficiency are vital to the economic growth of any country, and the UAE is no exception. With limited arable land resources and a challenging climate, we have specific challenges in our region,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, and CEO of Emirates Airline and Emirates Group.