Dubai: The world’s first floating kitchen will be coming in the seas of Dubai later this month, taking the concept of food trucks out to the sea and catering to customers on jet skis, boats and yachts.
The goal here is to redefine the idea of a food truck — which is always found on land — and to develop what you can call a floating kitchen that serves people who are in marine craft rather than cars.
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.
How customers would order their food. The first method their have created is called the flags system, which sees a delivery jet ski leaving out of the Aqua Pod and going to all of the boats around us giving them the flags. The people on those 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 as well when the entire order is complete.
The second way people can order directly at the Aqua Pod; they can stop their boat or jet ski along the pod and place their order with the cashier. This is more designed for smaller marine craft rather than the bigger ones.
The Aqua Pod would be serving burgers as it was the most convenient food to sell. Client decided to go with the burger concept, most people out on the beach like to eat a burger, and it’s the easiest meal to consume. In the future, the menu options can be expanded to pizzas and desserts depending on the success.
The Aqua Pod was built with sustainability in mind, and would be electrically run and it would have a system that would collect any trash found in the sea. So even if someone makes an order and then throws that trash into the sea — which is out of our control — the Aqua Pod can take in all that waste into one of its tanks, which is then discharged afterwards.