HOW WE GROW

About Aquaponics


Our farm is located just outside the city of Dubai, surrounded by desert, local shops and camel farms. At our farm however you will find something very different. From the outside it will not seem very unlike the surrounding properties, but it is once you step inside you realize it is quite the distinct place.

The first thing you will notice is that you indeed need to step inside to visit our farm. Growing inside in racks several levels high allows us full control of temperature, lighting and more ensuring we can produce consistently all year round even with the harsh UAE climate. Additionally it means we don’t have to spray our plants with any pesticides, creating clean healthy products and a win for the environment.

Next you will notice the tank with our pet fish and our biofilter with beneficial bacteria which may be hardest workers of the farm. It is through them we apply the technique of aquaponics. In aquaponics the ammonia and waste secreted by the fish is broken down by the beneficial bacteria to become valuable nutrients for the plants to grown from. Through this process we in fact create our own natural liquid fertilizer that is richer and more complex than any fertilizer composed only of chemicals and salts can ever be. This is reflected in the taste and smell of our products of outstanding quality.

Finally you will notice all the ways in which we make environmental sustainability a priority at our farm. Firstly of course we are a local farm serving only restaurants within a limited distance which substantially reduces the carbon footprint of our products compared to the rest of the predominantly imported food in the UAE. Additionally our choice for the indoor aquaponic growing technique reduces water use by 90% compared to traditional farming methods and allows us to grow the plants pesticide-free. Aside from these there are many other choices big and small that demonstrate our commitment to sustainability that we are happy to explain to you at any time. Minimizing environmental impact is a real priority at our farm and one of the main reasons we started it.

We grow to give you the most beautiful product while preserving our precious planet.