Shashi Menon, Acting CEO, Al Ain Dairy


Tell us about your business

Established in 1981, Al Ain Dairy is the largest vertically integrated dairy producer in the UAE. For more than 30 years. Al Ain Dairy is a semi Government operation having been established under the directive of Sheikh Zayed.


Al Ain Dairy has technically advanced operations which are currently expanding in line with company objectives to meet the growing local and international market demand. It is an award winning company with a growing portfolio and reputation for innovation. Al Ain Dairy is the leading producer in the region and still upholds its traditions and values for being close to its consumers.


What is unique about your products and services?

All Al Ain Dairy products are fresh and produced locally on site from fresh milk, yogurts and fresh juices from our expanding assembly. All our products are packed on-site at Al Ain Dairy. This is compared to some of other competitors whose products are imported.

 Al Ain Dairy is a pioneer in the UAE dairy farm industry after making significant investments in dairy production technology including high-speed packaging machines, bacteria testing equipment and well-equipped laboratories.


In your opinion, what are the top 3 trends in the F&B industry?

  • Environment friendly packaging which is quickly degradable and sustainable
  • Health & Wellness products
  • Functional foods


What benefits do you get by participating in SIAL Middle East?

  • Exposure to a target audience that is largely regional
  • Peer group industry interaction
  • Customer feedback
  • Developing potential business


What is the next big plan for your business?

  • Consolidation of our core market
  • Expansion into new geographies

How will visitors benefit from your innovative products and services?

  • Experience first hand the taste, colour and mouth feel of our products.
  • Give valuable feedback which can be used for recipe / taste modification.