UAE vertical farming market is projected to register potential growth in the forecast period, 2023-2027. Vertical farming is the technique of growing crops in stacked layers which are placed vertically. The growing popularity of organic food, rising usage of vertical space, and the growing utilization of balanced energy are some of the major factors accelerating the growth of the vertical farming market across the UAE. In addition to this, the decrease in arable land and the ease of crop monitoring and harvesting are also driving the vertical farming market growth. Expansion of the urban population and the elevating adoption of technology-driven agriculture solutions for crop production provides lucrative opportunities to the leading market players of the UAE vertical farming market. The rise in the need to minimize the import dependency on fresh food is further bolstering the growth of the market over the next five years.

Rise in Demand for Hydroponics Technique Augments the Market Growth

Hydroponics represents the technique of producing food without the use of soil. In this procedure, plants are grown utilizing the mineral solution in water inserted around the plant roots. The increasing water crisis in the Middle East region is the primary factor contributing to the escalating demand for hydroponic methods. The hydroponic is considered the growth mechanism that helps eliminate the risk associated with soil organisms causing diseases. Moreover, it is a cost-effective technique as compared to other growth mechanisms and offers more return–on–investment. In case of a power outage, plant-growing under the hydroponic mechanism can survive for a longer period since it can constantly provide required nutrients and water to the plants. Also, the adoption of hydroponic systems is beneficial agricultural practice for desert land, which is another driver for the UAE vertical farming market.

Need to Boost Food Security Supports the Market Growth

The rise in the need for food security due to the increasing population in the UAE is stimulating vertical farming market growth. As per the survey, approximately 80% population of the UAE are migrant residents, and this number is growing at a rapid rate in the country. The increased demand for food to feed such a massive population with varied taste palates boosts the popularity of unconventional farming practices. Along with this, hydroponic systems allow farmers to manage the plant growth and nutrient supply, thereby supporting sustainable, affordable, and healthy food systems in the country.

Increasing Popularity of Leafy Vegetables Drives the Market Growth

Vertical farming offers a higher yield than conventional farming, which helps produce locally fresh leafy vegetables. The greenhouse utilization enables plants to receive the optimal heat, humidity, light, and other conditions per the crop's requirement, propelling the market growth. Moreover, in vertical farming, plants are stacked high in trays that allow the farm to produce more leafy vegetables in a confined space. Stacking plants vertically enables a farmer to grow numerous plants in space. Researchers are focusing on integrating the indoor vertical farmers within the specialty-crop segment to expand the agriculture industry, which is expected to act as a positive factor for the UAE vertical farming market.

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Market Segmentation

The UAE vertical farming market is segmented into structure, growth mechanism, application, regional distribution, and competitive landscape. Based on structure, the market is bifurcated into building-based vertical farms and shipping container vertical farms. Based on growth mechanism, the market is divided into hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. Based on application, the market is bifurcated into outdoor and indoor. To analyze the market based on the region, the UAE vertical farming market is studied in major regions namely Dubai region, Sharjah region, Abu Dhabi region, the rest of UAE.

 Market Players

AS Agri and Aqua LLP, Sarya Holdings, Crop One Holdings & Emirates Flight Catering, Madar Farms, GreenFactory Emirates, UNS Vertical Farms, AeroFarms AgX LTD are the key market players operating in the UAE vertical farming market.



Base Year


Historic Data

2017 – 2020

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2027

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2017-2021 and 2022-2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

·         Structure

·         Growth Mechanism

·         Application

Regional scope

Dubai region, Sharjah region, Abu Dhabi region, rest of UAE

Key companies profiled

AS Agri and Aqua LLP, Sarya Holdings, Crop One Holdings & Emirates Flight Catering, Madar Farms, GreenFactory Emirates, UNS Vertical Farms, AeroFarms AgX LTD

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Report Scope:

In this report, UAE vertical farming market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • UAE Vertical Farming Market, By Structure:

o   Building-Based Vertical Farms

o   Shipping Container Vertical Farms

·         UAE Vertical Farming Market, By Growth Mechanism:

o   Hydroponics

o   Aeroponics

o   Aquaponics

·         UAE Vertical Farming Market, By Application:

o   Outdoor

o   Indoor

·         UAE Vertical Farming Market, By Region:

o   Dubai

o   Sharjah

o   Abu Dhabi

o   Rest of UAE

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in UAE vertical farming market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on UAE Vertical Farming Market

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Executive Summary

6.    UAE Vertical Farming Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Structure (Building-Based Vertical Farms v/s Shipping Container Vertical Farms)

6.2.2.     By Growth Mechanism (Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics)

6.2.3.     By Application (Indoor v/s Outdoor)

6.2.4.     By Company (2021)

6.2.5.     By Region

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    UAE Building-Based Vertical Farms Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Growth Mechanism

7.2.2.     By Application

8.    UAE Shipping Container Vertical Farms Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Growth Mechanism

8.2.2.     By Application

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  UAE Economic Profile

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              AS Agri and Aqua LLP

13.2.              Sarya Holdings

13.3.              Crop One Holdings & Emirates Flight Catering

13.4.              Madar Farms

13.5.              GreenFactory Emirates

13.6.              UNS Vertical Farms

13.7.              AeroFarms AgX LTD

14.  Strategic Recommendations


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