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11 Nov, 2022
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Dubai-based online marketplace Noon have signed an agreement to build the UAE's largest fullfilment centre at 252,000 square metres.

The new centre will provide 6,000 jobs as part of the Emirates' digital economy programme. It will be located in Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (Kezad) and is expected to open in 2024.

The fulfillment centre will meet Estidama 2 Pearl sustainability standards, which will strengthen Abu Dhabi's position in e-commerce and logistics. Abu Dhabi is now home to the largest delivery centre of the world's largest e-commerce platform, Amazon, which opened in June.

Abu Dhabi is delivering for the global e-commerce sector by creating an environment where innovative, ambitious companies can thrive,

said Abdulla Alshamsi, acting director general of Adio.

The Noon fulfilment centre will apply new automation technology to store, move and sort materials, which will speed up the delivery of goods across the UAE, as well as becoming a hub to serve other smaller Noon units.

Noon was the third largest e-commerce platform in the UAE last year, with net sales of about $169 million last year.