Amazon, the world’s biggest online marketplace, opened its largest delivery station in Abu Dhabi as it continues to scale up operations.
The 4,700-square-metre centre — the company’s second-largest in the UAE — provides same-day and one-day delivery services to its customers in Abu Dhabi.
It also comes in the lead-up to next month’s Prime Day — Amazon’s annual mega-sale event exclusively for Prime members — during which orders and deliveries increase sharply, the Seattle-based company said on Thursday.
The centre will create hundreds of jobs that Amazon says will help to shape the future of commerce in the UAE. All employees will be eligible for training programmes meant at upskilling their talent to be prepared for the future of the sector, the company said.
Amazon’s newest centre is a follow-up to its announcement in November about building the Middle East’s most technologically advanced warehouse in Abu Dhabi through a partnership with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office. The 175,000-square-metre site, which would be the largest in Abu Dhabi once it opens, is expected to be completed by 2023, Amazon said on Thursday.