Mohammad visits Mai Dubai
Plant won Dubai Municipality awards, with the highest A-Grade rating, in 2015
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the Mai Dubai bottled drinking water company and factory on Al Qudra Road in Dubai. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince; Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and other senior officials were present. Chairman Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer and CEO Jay Andres briefed them.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the Mai Dubai bottled drinking-water company and factory in Yalayis on Al Qudra Road in Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammad was accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department, as well as other Shaikhs and senior officials.
Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Chairman of Mai Dubai, and Jay Andres, CEO of Mai Dubai, and Mai Dubai staff welcomed His Highness to the premises.
“The launch of the Mai Dubai bottled drinking-water company and factory supports the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide potable water according to the highest international standards and make Dubai the happiest city on earth for residents and visitors. This milestone embodies the vision of His Highness who knows the importance of the blessing of water in our country,” Al Tayer said.
“After two years since the launch of the Mai Dubai bottleddrinking-water company and factory, the plant uses the latest technologies and best global practices and quality standards in sterilisation and purification to produce bottled drinking water. The plant produces low-sodium drinking water that has a balanced range of minerals. It has already become a popular brand in the UAE within a short time,” added Al Tayer.
“Dewa’s works to meet current and future demand for electricity and water according to the highest standards of reliability, efficiency and quality, and its commitment to enhance Dubai’s position as a role model in energy security, effectiveness, and efficiency, to meet all development requirements in the Emirate,” said Al Tayer. Al Tayer noted commercial production started in March 2014. The factory has received FDA, HACCP, ISO22000 and Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) certifications.
The factory has also received the FDA, HACCP and ISO in addition to two certificates in the fourth quarter of 2014. Mai Dubai is now available across the UAE and has delivered over 263 million cups and bottles. Mai Dubai can produce 16 million units and will expand to 50 million by 2020, based on an additional investment of Dh600 million.
Al Tayer also noted that Mai Dubai won the Best Factory in Dubai in Food Safety by Dubai Municipality, with the highest AGrade rating in 2015.
Since April 2015, Mai Dubai has become the preferred bottled drinking water for all passengers on Emirates airline, and is now exporting its products to countries in Asia and Europe, in addition to South Africa, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Libya.
Shaikh Mohammad with other dignitaries at the Mai Dubai complex.
Shaikh Mohammad, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad, Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad, Al Tayer and others at a meeting.