Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message

The Al Habtoor Group was founded at the time the United Arab Emirates became an independent nation. From modest beginnings, the group has matched the pace of growth of the UAE.

H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai until 1990, had a clear vision of what was required to transform Dubai into an ultra modern city. His encouragement continues to inspire me to stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved.

Our success is based on the total commitment of our people, who represent our most valuable asset.

In the beginning, we had a workforce of just 10 - today we employ thousands of staff, some of whom have been with us right from the start. We are fully committed to staff retention and development - they are essential to instill the drive and determination required to meet the challenges and realise the opportunities that face us today and in the future.

Al Habtoor Group businesses work closely together, and while our industry sector interests may be diverse, the sharing of best business practices and our focus on results equips us to make bold, sound decisions. We consistently set ourselves demanding targets and achieve them as the result of hard work, honesty and strong team attitude - attributes that permeate every strata of our group.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Founding Chairman
Al Habtoor Group