Published on : Saturday, January 20, 2018
Taking the concept of food trucks out to the sea and catering to customers on jet skis, boats and yachts Dubai will have the world’s first floating kitchen in the seas.
Ahmad Yousuf, founder of Aquatic Architects Design Studio, the main consultant and builder for the Aqua Pod said that the project started in May last year and it took Aqua Pod three months to construct.
The idea of the food truck got redefine, a food truck is found on land but floating kitchen will serve people who are in marine craft rather than cars.
Aqua Pod would initially start its operations in Jumeirah, covering areas such as Al Sufouh and Kite Beach stated Yousuf.
He further explained how customers will order their food. Two ordering systems were created, the Aqua Pod will move around and relocate depending on consumer demand. The main areas to be served at the start will be in Jumeirah.
Through the flags system a delivery jet ski will leave the Aqua Pod and go to all of the boats around giving them the flags.
Those on boats who want to make an order can raise their flag, and the jet ski will go back out to take their order, and then deliver the food.
For smaller marine craft rather than bigger ones people can also order directly at the Aqua Pod by stopping their boat, or jet ski, alongside the pod and place their order.
Aqua Pod would be serving burgers as it was the most convenient food to sell and the easiest meal to consume while in the future the menu can be expanded to pizzas and desserts.
Aqua Pod will also keep sustainability in mind , will run electrically and collect any trash found in the sea.