(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) Shaikh Mohammed toured the pavilions of the Halal World Food Exhibition, where he was briefed on the latest Halal food products from featured exhibitors
HisHighness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has visited the Halal World Food Exhibition, being held for the first time on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the Gulf Food Exhibition (Gulfood).
He was accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammed toured the pavilions of the Halal World Food Exhibition, where he was briefed on the latest Halal food products from featured exhibitors.
Hilal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of the Dubai World Trade Centre, which is organising the event, briefed Shaikh Mohammed and the audience that Halal World Food is a specialised platform attended by hundreds of international companies that specialise in this vital sector, important for more than a billion Muslims around the world.
Al Marri pointed out that the new event, “World Halal Food”, is a gateway for investors to enter into the production, processing and distribution of Halal food sector, noting that the event is expected to become known as the largest international annual trade show for Halal food.
He said that the World Hall Food Exhibition has been organised for the first time within the plan of Dubai to develop the economic sector of the Islamic Economy, as outlined by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed, to make Dubai the capital of Islamic Economy, Islamic finance sector and annual Halal food exhibition hub.
Among others accompanying Shaikh Mohammed were Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development of the Islamic Economy; Khalifa Seed Suleiman, Director-General of Protocol and Hospitality Department in Dubai, and other officials.
With exhibitors from six continents displaying thousands of products Halal World Food will instantly establish a market-leading position as the world’s biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade show.