Review of Major Companies in Dubai

There are many local and foreign companies in Dubai. Some are among largest in the world. Here is a review of major Dubai companies and leading companies operating in different sectors.

Companies of any country are the economic pillars on which the very foundation of the state exists. Dubai, one of the states of United Arab Emirates also derives its economic strength and prosperity from various companies existing in its boundary. This state of UAE is enriched with numerous companies of diverse field. But most prominent companies are operating in the field of marketing, finance and investments, real states and the likes. As per the Gulf news agency there is at least one company on every 12 inhabitants of Dubai.

Major Group of Companies in Dubai

Numbers of companies are operating in Dubai and it’s really difficult to count all of them. But when it is related to major companies, there are few worth mentioning.

Al Futtaim Group

One of the largest companies in the entire Middle-East. The group has many divisions such as Retail, Real estate, Automotive, Construction, Insurance, Electronics, Engineering and Services. This page is not enough to explain the list of sister companies and diversified industries that this group is operating.

Al Futtaim group is running many overseas projects. Especially they are involved in many construction projects in Europe and Australia.

Galadari Group

Established in 1960, Galadari group is operating in a rage of industries from Automobiles to Newspapers, Heavy Equipments and Machinery to Ice Cream and Sundaes, from Engineering to Travel & Tourism, from Hotels to Information Technology. Galadari Brothers Group has been a pioneer in the Business the Group operates in.

Dubai Holding

Another giant company in Dubai is Dubai Holding. It manages major initiatives and projects in Dubai in various industries. Presently, it is managing several mega projects in Dubai that are in process since last five years. It does the work of research and identification of the opportunities for mega projects in Dubai that would benefit the Dubai and UAE as a whole.

Few of the primary responsibilities of Dubai Holdings are monitoring Dubai media city, Dubai Internet city, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai health Care City, Dubai Humanitarian City, Dubailand, Arab Radio Network, Dubai E-hosting, International media Production Zone, Empower and such other concerns. Its activities also include developmental initiatives and research.


Etisalat is the only company in Dubai, which is authorized to provide telecommunications and Internet services in the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1976, it has built up state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure and taken a leadership position of innovation and reliability among regional and international operators.

The Middle East magazine has ranked Etisalat first in the United Arab Emirates and fourth in the Middle East among the top 100 companies, based on its financial performance and capital growth. It was ranked as the 6th best performing Arab company by ‘Forbes Arabia’ magazine for the year 2006, which included more than 1600 Arab joint stock companies in various sectors.

Al Ghurair Group

The Group operates eight strategic business units that are part of three main lines of businesses. The main business areas of the group are Real Estate and Shopping Malls, Manufacturing (Packaging Solutions and Metals) and Investments.

The Real Estate core function is leasing and trading with acknowledged leadership in retail real estate in the Middle East. Al Ghurair Group owns and manages Burjuman Mall, the state of the art fashion destination in the Middle East. In 2004, Al Reef Mall started operations and services targeting low to middle-income consumers. Al Ghurair Real-Estate is the experienced arm of the Group specialized in Real Estate leasing and trading.

Al Habtoor Group

This is one of the most respected companies in Dubai, especially by the Dubai government. Al Habtoor Group is internationally recognized through its Construction, Hotels, Real Estate, Education, Automobile Distribution & Leasing and Publishing businesses. It is one of the UAE’s most successful & respected diversified business corporations operating across the Middle East and beyond.

The Group’s Construction division, Al Habtoor Engineering Enterprises, has a rich portfolio having created some of world’s most stunning landmarks such as the magnificent symbol of Dubai the Burj Al Arab, the ultra modern Sheikh Rashid Terminal Concourse 1 and the multi billion US$ construction of the new Terminal 3 Concourse 2project.

Habtoor Hospitality owns and operates six top class hotels, among them the new five star properties, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa Jumeirah Beach and Habtoor Grand Convention Centre & Spa Beirut.

Other companies in Dubai

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Construction companies in Dubai

American companies in Dubai

Finance companies in Dubai

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