Mai Dubai Bottled Drinking Water (Mai Dubai LLC) won the New Exporter of the Year award. The award was presented in a ceremonyduring the E-Services Excellence Awards (ESEA), which took place atAtlantis Hotel on February 1st 2017.

The annual award event is organized by Dubai Trade to recognize customers who use its smart services appreciating their contribution in promoting smart transformation in trade and logistics in Dubai.Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the financial sector, shipping and logistics, as well as members of the media, all attended the ceremony.

“We are delighted to receive this award, which emphasizes Mai Dubai’s efforts to be the water brand of choice, locally, regionally and even internationally. For the past 2 years we have been successfully creating a customer baseoutside of the UAE by establishing permanent relationships with distributors in the GCC market. In addition, we have also been able to deliver our products in Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently Pakistan. We take pride in our relationship with Dubai Trade in general and Dubai Exports in particular as they successfully contributed in exposing the brand to markets abroad. The early success of the brand in the export market encouraged us to go attend Sial 2016 in Paris, and to make arrangements to attend more exhibitions in the future.” said Jay Andres, CEO of Mai Dubai.

Mai Dubai’s commercial production started in March 2014. The factory has received FDA, HACCP, ISO22000, Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) certifications and won the Best Factory in Dubai in Food Safety by Dubai Municipality. Since April 2015, Mai Dubai has become the preferred bottled drinking water for all passengers on Emirates Airlines.

Currently available across the UAE, Mai Dubai has now delivered over 300 million cups and bottles, increasing its production capacity by 400%. Mai Dubai can produce 16 million units and will expand to 50 million by 2020, based on a planned additional investment of AED 600 million.The factory produces small and medium-size bottles of 1.5 litres, 500ml, 330ml and 200ml as well as five-gallon bottles (18,9Ltr). It also produces cups in 2 sizes: 100ml and 200ml.