It’s safe to say Dubai has no shortage of food trucks, with the popular take-out vehicles dotted along the coastlines of most of Dubai’s waterfront developments.
But a food truck in water? That’s set to be a world first, as well as a Dubai first, when Aqua Pod, the first ever floating kitchen takes to the city’s shores later this month.
Catering to customers on yachts, boats and jet skis, it’s set to be a burger-based concept, that could expand into serving pizza and desserts depending on its success.
Speaking to Gulf News, Ahmad Yousuf, founder of Aquatic Architects Design Studio, the main consultant and builder for the Aqua Pod, explained: “The Aqua Pod is able to move around and relocate depending on consumer demand. The main areas we are going to be serving at the start will be in Jumeirah, so places like Al Sufouh Beach, Kite Beach, and the Palm Lagoon one and two”.
So, how will it work?
In the same report, Yousuf outlines that there will be two ordering methods.
Firstly, there’s a flag system. A delivery jet ski will take flags to Aqua Pod’s neighbouring boats and yachts. Anyone who wishes to place an order simply has to raise their flag, and the delivery jet ski will come back, take an order, and then deliver the food when it’s ready.
The second way people can order is directly at the Aqua Pod. Made more for smaller marine crafts, such as jet skis or small boats, guests can simply pull up at the pod and place their order with the cashier.
Built with sustainability in mind, the pod will run electrically and has a built-in system that can collect any trash found in the sea.
The launch date is still yet to be announced, but we already can’t wait…
Image: Aquatic Architecture Design Studio