There are a great number of poultry farms in Dubai and in the rest of the UAE who supply fresh, high quality products, to local supermarkets, smaller grocery shops and butcher shops, and also to restaurants and fast food places. The variety of products provided by poultry farms includes eggs and a selection of poultry meat products, such as whole chickens, ducks, turkeys or geese, as well as parts like breast, breast butterfly and legs, which are provided both with bones and boneless, leg quarters, wings or thighs, among others. Chicken production dominates the UAE poultry sector, with almost 95% of the products sold by poultry farms in the UAE being whole chicken, which is provided chilled or frozen. The products are delivered to the retailers using only safe, temperature controlled refrigerated vehicles, in order to assure their highest quality. Furthermore, most of the poultry farms have their own slaughtering facilities and guarantee that the birds are slaughtered according to the UAE laws and that their products are Halal. The producers ensure that the birds are fed appropriately, receiving the best food safety treatment, so that the final products obtained from them are safe and fit for human consumption.
The domestic egg and poultry meat production sector is constantly growing in Dubai and in the rest of the UAE, mostly due to population increase and to the growth of the tourism and hospitality sectors, more and more visitors being attracted to the country, and consequently contributing to a higher demand for poultry products. Chicken is in the strongest demand, mostly because of its adaptability to any cuisine, covering the needs of the multicultural population of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and of the tourists of various nationalities who choose to visit the region. A wide range of restaurants of different types require fresh chicken products and eggs provided by poultry farms on a regular basis.
Although there is a competition between the local products and the imported ones, the latter being sometimes even cheaper, it is important to support the local poultry farms and to choose to purchase their products, since they provide fresh eggs and meat that are fresher and have not been exposed to temperature fluctuations during transportation.