As British Mums we know that the winter months are the best time to explore the Dubai outdoors and one of our favourite places to visit is Emirates Bio Farm. The farm offers educational tours, farm-to-table meals, affordable shopping and much more only 50 minutes away from Downtown Dubai. So, if you’re looking to escape the city for a fun day out with the family, look no further!

Open Farm Days; from tractor rides to harvesting your own vegetables

This winter, Emirates Bio Farm is running Open Farm Days with daily farm tours, from Mondays to Saturdays. The farm tour is one of the highlight experiences at Emirates Bio Farm! Just imagine the excitement on your child’s face as you set off a real tractor ride into the open fields! As all the produce is handpicked, you’ll be able to spot the farmers hand-picking the daily harvest.

You will then be dropped off and guided through the fields to harvest some vegetables while you learn all about how organic and sustainable farming works. After a walking tour, you will be taken to the greenhouse to learn all about greenhouse farming. We think this is such a wonderful learning experience for children and adults alike, learning how our food can be grown organically in the UAE.

The tour happens hourly and is booked on a first come first serve basis at the farm (no pre booking required); a mere 35 AED per person with kids under 6 joining in for free.

At the end of the tour you’ll be treated to a visit to The Farmer’s Table, which is Emirates Bio Farm’s recently launched restaurant. They offer seasonal meals made of organic produce harvested at the farm each morning, the dishes they create are inspired by a zero-waste mentality where they try to use all parts of the vegetables (from the roots to the stems!). This is the only restaurant in the UAE with a greenhouse view.

You can spend the rest of the day watching the kids enjoy the outdoor playgrounds and feed the friendly goats while you sip on a freshly squeezed moringa and kale juice. On your way out, don’t miss out on buying your weekly groceries from the farm shop that offers the most affordable prices on fresh organic produce!

Locally grown, globally certified

Emirates Bio Farm prides itself on its sustainability principles, always highlighting that they are organic and locally grown yet globally certified by the EU, USDA and ESMA. They are relentlessly working towards protecting biodiversity and the environment through their organic farming practices. They continue to focus on their mission of educating the community about the realities of food and the impact of their choices on the environment through their visitor centre and farm tours.

Emirates Bio Farm is also cultivating a seed library where they collect seeds to be re-used which increases the UAE’s independence when it comes to food security. By buying from Emirates Bio Farm, you get a fresher and more affordable alternative to choosing imported products that would yield a higher carbon footprint. Not only are all their produce handpicked daily, they even offer a delivery service which gets to your door within 24 hours of harvest! Their harvest is also available at all major supermarkets across the UAE.

About Emirates Bio Farm

Emirates Bio Farm is the largest privately-owned organic farm in the UAE located between Dubai and Al Ain amidst the red desert dunes of Al Shuwaib. On a 250,000 Sqm facility, Emirates Bio Farm is advocating for environmental protection, health and well-being of all UAE residents through driving a fully integrated visitor centre to allow visitors to experience farming in a safe, educational and fun environment.

For more information visit www.emiratesbiofarm.com.