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Noon to build UAE’s largest e-commerce fulfilment centre

The 252,000 square metres fulfilment centre will be developed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Investment Office at KEZAD

E-commerce platform will build the UAE’s largest fulfilment centre in Abu Dhabi as part of an anchor investment into the emirate’s fast-growing e-commerce space, the UAE state-owned WAM news agency reported.

The 252,000 square metres facility will be developed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), fuelling the next phase of growth in the emirate’s digital economy.

Located in Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD), the new fulfilment centre will be designed and built utilising KEZAD group’s build-to-duit solution.

ADIO is providing Noon with financial and non-financial incentives for the development of the fulfilment centre, the report said.  

The new centre will enable the delivery of products across the UAE market and act as a hub to service Noon’s smaller fulfilment centres. Noon’s facility will also feature new automation technologies for storage, material movement, and sorting.

Noon will hire more than 6,000 new employees, from entry to executive positions.

Mohamed Alabbar, founder of Noon, said the new hub in the UAE will accelerate not only Noon’s growth, but also e-commerce in the region.  

To be completed in 2024, the facility will be delivered as a sustainable building conforming to the Estidama 2 Pearl rating, which incorporates initiatives to enable water, energy, and waste minimisation and local material use.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has invested $500 million in e-commerce venture Noon, according to Reuters.