Dubai Students Launch Grocery App For Low-Income Groups, All Set To Compete With MegaChains Like Lulu & Carrefour

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The government of UAE over the years has made sure that students in UAE are well prepared for a competitive future. Hence they encourage students to participate in multiple contests to learn and unleash their talents and skills. One such fair organised by Ru’ya, UAE Careers Defined, saw Dubai students creating an app that can compete with the megachains of the grocery industry. Find the deets below!

Dubai Students Launch Grocery App For Low-Income People In UAE


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GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai encouraged their 12th-grade students to participate in this fair. The talented bunch went on to launch an app that would help the low-income group of citizens in UAE to afford groceries. They named the project Ubuntu, which literally means humanity to others. What better name to give to a project that is all about helping people?

The concept of this project was to launch an app and website that would provide items that are near the expiry period at lower or discounted prices to the public. This has two benefits, firstly it would help supermarkets help reduce the amount of trash that obtains due to expiry products. The group of students are starting with vegetables and other products and expects to launch diary and meat next.

Secondly, it will provide access to the low-income strata over things they couldn’t afford normally.  The app can eat market of grocery market giants like Lulu & Carrefour in UAE. The students raised more than Dh10,000 through their DubaiNEXT crowdfunding effort. Also, this software received top honours at Food for Future Summit in 2022.

Also Read: 10 Supermarket Apps In Dubai That Deliver Groceries To Your Home

What Is Ru’ya Exhibit?

Ru’ya, the three action-packed days of Careers UAE Redefined saw multitudes of brilliant Emirati citizens network with the country’s top companies.

The occasion offered countless chances, entertaining activities, and motivational chats. Plans for Ru’ya 2023, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from September 19–21, 2023, are already under process.

So if you stay in UAE, spread the news of this upcoming app that would help a lot of people buy their bread and butter.

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