Expo 2020 Dubai to feature robot ice cream vendor, self-driving food delivery vehicles

Dubai - Talabat will cater to both dine-in and delivery customers, with riders delivering to fixed locations throughout Expo's site using e-scooters.



By Staff Report

Published: Mon 16 Aug 2021, 12:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 16 Aug 2021, 1:32 PM

A robot ice cream vendor and 10 self-driving vehicles will dish out your food cravings during the Expo 2020 Dubai.

These will come as part of talabat Kitchen, a two-storey cloud kitchen that will showcase the future of food delivery experiences.

Food delivery and quick commerce (q-commerce) platform talabat has been announced as the official food delivery provider for Expo 2020 Dubai. It will showcase more than 30 brands and 15 cuisines from around the globe to the world’s biggest cultural gathering.

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

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.”

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.”

Rodriguez explained how food delivery will be made more efficient.

“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.”

One of the first global mega-events to take place since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 runs from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.


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