• 30 concepts, autonomous delivery, and robotic ice-cream confectioner and barista
  • Unique food hall combines cutting-edge tech, personal service and sustainability

DUBAI – talabat, the region’s leading food delivery and quick commerce (“q-commerce”) platform, has been announced as the Official Food Delivery Provider for Expo 2020 Dubai, showcasing more than 30 brands and 15 different cuisines from around the globe to the world’s biggest cultural gathering.

talabat Kitchen, an innovative, sustainable two-storey cloud kitchen, will showcase the future of food delivery experiences, including 10 autonomous delivery vehicles, plus a robotic ice-cream confectioner and barista that will wow visitors to Expo 2020.

Under the agreement, talabat will cater to both dine-in and delivery customers, with talabat riders delivering to fixed locations throughout Expo’s site using safe, sustainably responsible e-scooters.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony with attendees including a delegation from Expo 2020; and Onur Elgun, Vice President – Strategy MENA, talabat; Khaled Al Faqsh, Chief Financial Officer, talabat; Yi-Wei Ang, Chief Product Officer, talabat; and Hanna Nordell, Chief People Officer, talabat.

Galal Abdellatif, Director of Food & Beverage, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Expo 2020 will have something for everyone, with food that is central to its multi-cultural experience – visitors will be able to explore exciting global cuisines, without leaving the UAE. We are thrilled to reveal innovative F&B practices, such as talabat’s cloud kitchen, which is a key changing trend in the food and beverage industry, and adds diversity and value to the visitor experience.”

Tomaso Rodriguez, CEO of talabat, said: “With less than 50 days to go until Expo 2020, we cannot wait to showcase the future of food delivery experiences, and support the UAE in welcoming the world to a celebration like no other.

“Expo 2020 is a beacon of hope for the future, and through our enhanced agreement with Expo 2020, we are able to showcase futuristic concepts. Our cloud kitchen concept brings unique advantages. In addition to offering customers a wide choice of freshly prepared foods from many different cuisines, it also minimises waste and makes our food delivery service even more efficient and nimble.”

Focused on and optimised for an amazing customer experience, the talabat Kitchen differs from a traditional cloud kitchen, with its combined dine-in experience to cater to Expo’s millions of visitors.

Visitors to Expo 2020 can order through the talabat app, which is available on Google Play, Huawei AppGallery or IOS App Store.

One of the first global mega-events to take place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 runs from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, inviting visitors from around the world to join the making of a new world and experience a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.

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