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Growing world’s most expensive spice in region’s largest vertical farm (

Production cycle of the seasoning spans from mid-August to mid-November, after which the bulbs will be shifted to the greenhouse

Earlier this year, the UAE announced its robust efforts to build the world’s biggest vertical farm near the Expo 2020 site to boost the country’s food production and future-proof its agricultural systems. This would also promote indoor, urban farming as the next big step in food production cycles globally.

Taking another step forward, the UAE is now home to one of the largest indoor vertical farms growing Saffron in the Mena region. Touted as the world’s most expensive spice, the deep yellow-orange seasoning isn’t the most obvious choice to be grown in indoor vertical farming set-ups.


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