The Group

The Al Habtoor Group has grown with the United Arab Emirates. What started out as a small engineering firm in 1970, is today one of the region’s most respected conglomerates with interests in the hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing sectors. The Al Habtoor Group has earned itself a solid reputation both locally and internationally due to the vision of its Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor.

The Al Habtoor Group is one of the UAE's most respected and successful businesses. Today it operates in the UAE and international markets. It employs thousands of highly-qualified, experienced professionals. Just as the name of the UAE has become synonymous with trade and enterprise all over the world, the name of the Al Habtoor Group has become synonymous with dynamic growth, evidenced by its commitment to develop and grow businesses in multiple sectors.

It proudly waves the United Arab Emirates flag in many cities around the globe including London, Vienna, Budapest, Beirut and Springfield, Illinois.

The Group’s hospitality division includes 14 world-class hotels; seven locally and seven abroad. The portfolio includes:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Al Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  • Al Habtoor Palace
  • V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
  • Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
  • Al Habtoor Polo Resort


  • Imperial Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna (Austria)
  • Hilton London Wembley (United Kingdom)
  • Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand (Lebanon)
  • Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace (Lebanon)
  • President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (United States)
  • InterContinental Budapest (Hungary)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest (Hungary)

Al Habtoor Motors' brand portfolio includes Mitsubishi, with a wide choice of sedans, 4x4's and commercial vehicles, two well-known Chinese brands, JAC and Chery, Temsa buses as well as premium marques such as Bentley and Bugatti.

The company has a well-established network of nine showrooms, nine service centres, four body shops and ten parts centres that effectively cover the entire UAE. In 2015, Al Habtoor Motors entered the Saudi Arabian market for the first time with Mitsubishi Fuso.

Al Habtoor Motors owns and operates the world’s first – and largest – iconic Bentley Motors showroom to be built in major cities around the world. The state-of-the-art showroom is located in a prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road, with built-up area of 76,000 square feet. It consists of three basement floors designated for parking, in addition to three floors of customer area displaying over 70 vehicles, offices, boutiques, Mulliner lounge, a VIP Majlis and other related required services. Adding to its unique design, over 200 thousand LED lights illuminate the outer façade.

Diamondlease specialises in short-term and long-term leasing of popular brands ranging from small to mid-sized saloons to pick-up trucks and buses.

The Group’s real estate division includes a variety of commercial and residential properties from office space to luxury villas. Al Habtoor Real Estate provides a total value package, with an emphasis on client needs.

The real estate division includes Al Habtoor City’s Residence Collection, currently under development. The upmarket lifestyle destination embodies exclusivity and style. The three residential towers comprise of deluxe apartments, lofts and penthouses, ranging from 1-7 bedrooms in a unique neighbourhood. Residents will have access to all Al Habtoor City’s amenities, which include the largest swimming pool podium in the UAE, a state-of-the-art gym, luxury spa, signature restaurants and have the added bonus of all being right on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal. In addition they can benefit from three five-star hotels right on their doorstep.

The Al Habtoor Group has long been a pioneer in the field of education, it operates two well-established schools offering quality education from KG1 to Grade 13. Emirates International School – Jumeirah and Emirates International School – The Meadows are accredited IB World Schools.

The Group’s publishing arm regularly produces quality publications including Al Shindagah magazine, a bilingual corporate magazine, which has been in circulation since1993.