UEA Families Wish To Manage Their Wealth Within A More Formal Corporate Structure.

By A.M. Baloch

United Arab Emirates

Each glittering building in the above picture is a success story associated with one or more family businesses. There are two types of business entities in UAE (1) Private Offices of members of Royal Families of 7 emirates and (2) Prominent Family Groups of private families of Emirati and Expatriates.

Private offices

Private office of HH Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum

The Private Office was established by His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum to directly invest in potential business opportunities in the region which meets the private office’s investment criteria.

Leveraging on the wealth of expertise of the Private Office’s management team, we aim to attract smart and ambitious business projects, thoroughly evaluate their market potential and comprehensively assess their potential and risk.

Our strategy targets sectors and markets where the United Arab Emirates has a distinctive and significant competitive advantage such as tourism, real estate, media, technology, and banking.

Al Fajer Enterprises

Through the years Al Fajer Enterprises, a fully nationally owned company established in the year 1970 by its group president His Highness Sheikh Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum, has shared the vision of a growing nation and has been an integral part of its economic development. From its pioneering contribution to the fulfillment of construction standards in the UAE, Al Fajer has developed and diversified into various fields of commerce such as manufacturing, designing, travel, tourism and cargo handling, information services, and trading.

Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum

The Private Office was established by H.H Sheikh Ahmad Bin Obaid Al Maktoum to directly invest in potential business opportunities in the region which meets the investment criteria.

Leveraging on the wealth of expertise of the Private Office’s management team, we aim to attract smart and ambitious business projects, thoroughly evaluate their market potential and comprehensively assess their potential and risk.

Our strategy targets sectors and markets where the United Arab Emirates has a distinctive and significant competitive advantage such as tourism, real estate, media, technology, and banking.

SBK Holding/Private Office of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

SBK Holding LLC is the Holding Company of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates, the eldest son of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Engineering Office

The Engineering Office of H.H. Sheikh Mansour a private development company with an innovative approach to architecture, master planning, project management, and construction.

Royal Group

H.H. Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns royal Group

Our diversified business activities, such as media, trade, financing, real estate, manufacturing, construction, information technology, education, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and robotics are focused on creating opportunities for sustainable growth and strategic expansion.

Private Office of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoon Bin Mohd. Al Nahyan

We support emerging businesses expanding into the United Arab Emirates. Sponsorships directly with HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.

Strategically we partner directly at government levels in many different countries and territories. Oman, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Egypt, Kuwait and many parts in Africa. Filtering strategic alliances give us the cutting-edge focus and direction.

Many strategic alliances have successfully been formed in sectors like Insurance, Oil & Gas, sports and television, Aviation, commodities, leisure, shipping, and other transport, to name but few.

Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan

The Private Office of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Saeed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, a name that is synonymous with the mega growth and development of United Arab Emirates and especially in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. With experience spanning over three decades, the Private Office of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Saeed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan has familiarized itself with every professional aspect of business development and initiating mutual ventures.

The Private Office is focused upon developing high value, high impact business portfolio through its Strategic Business Units (SBU’s or sponsored companies) with a clear direction and appropriate core competencies within each business units that include an emphasis on leading industry expertise in the Emirates & beyond.

Royal Diamond Group/private office of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Khaled bin Ahmed Al Hamed

Royal Diamond is a company established by the Abu Dhabi Royal Family member HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Khaled Al Hamed and the business offices are at Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Royal Diamond is a registered professional service organization providing the highest professional services and expert assistance to represent companies from all over the world into the Gulf region. The exceptional efforts of our management staff combined with the teamwork of professional and skilled personnel built the foundation that enabled Royal Diamond and to further prosper throughout the journey of operation. Our vision is to provide the world best, high quality and competent product and services have full access and existence in the region.

Family Groups

Al-Ghurair Group

The Al Ghurair Group is a prominent conglomerate in the UAE and has been in business for over 40 years with expertise in retail, industry, and manufacturing. The Group operates eight strategic business units that are part of three main lines of businesses namely real estate and shopping malls, manufacturing (Packaging Solutions and Metals) and investments. The group is also one of three biggest exporting and importing companies in the UAE.

Al-Futtaim Group

As a decades-long family-owned business representing some of the world’s most admired and innovative brands from the USA, UK, Japan, Sweden, France, Germany, and Switzerland – from sectors as diverse with each other as automotive, retail, real estate, and finance.

We add significant value – connecting consumers in 29 markets with these brands in contemporary, powerful, meaningful and emotional ways that create longstanding relationships based on loyalty and mutual trust.

Majid Al-Futtaim Group

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Having a presence in 15 countries with 43,000 employees and exclusive and non-exclusive rights to some of the leading brands.

DAMAC Properties

DAMAC Properties was established in 2002 as a luxury real estate developer providing unique living experiences in Dubai, UAE. The Company has grown to become one of the foremost luxury developers with projects spanning the GCC, the broader Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

DAMAC Properties now develops multi-million square-foot golf course communities, high-end and high-rise private apartment towers, ‘limited edition’ living experiences with global brands such as Versace, Fendi and Just Cavalli, as well as operating and managing serviced hotel apartments and fully-fledged five star hotels in collaboration with Paramount Hotels & Resorts and the Radisson Hotel Group.

Juma Al Majid group

The Juma Al Majid group of companies had a modest start in the year 1950. Juma Al Majid partnership ventures’ operate in the fields of shipping, construction, food-Imports, general trading, travel, and other industries. The group is also active in financial investments and portfolio management across the region and globally.

Al Tayer Group

Al Tayer Group is a privately-held, diversified company with operations in 12 countries in the Middle East and beyond. The group operates leading, quality-focused businesses in automobile sales and service, luxury and lifestyle retail, perfumes and cosmetics distribution, engineering as well as interiors contracting. Besides, Al Tayer Group has investments in commercial real estate, contracting, supply chain management, precision tools manufacturing and travel agency services.

Al Habtoor Group

The Al Habtoor Group is one of the UAE’s most respected and successful businesses, operating in the UAE and international markets have grown with the UAE. While best known for construction, it is globally recognized through its involvement in the hotel, automotive, real estate, education, insurance, and publishing sectors.

Al Abbar Group

Glazing contractor & specialist in engineering, manufacturing, & installation of architectural building envelopes in the Middle East; comprises Al Abbar Aluminum, AAG, Al Abbar Stainless Steel Co, Al Abbar Coatings.

AW Rostamani Group

For more than half century AW Rostamani has been committed to the extraordinary product, service, visionary design and standard-setting innovation that have enriched the way of doing business not only in the UAE but in the entire region.

As innovation happens in every part of AW Rostamani Group, our people and partners have unmatched opportunities to do meaningful work as they engage with an emerging global culture, defined not by AW Rostamani Group age or geography, but by people determined to change the practices of business and society. AW Rostamani Group businesses are in Automotive, Real Estate, Lifestyle, IT, Logistics, Interior Fit-out, and Lightings.

Al Rostamani Group

Al Rostamani, one of the largest and oldest business conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates, has diverse commercial interests in the automotive, contracting, trading and service sectors.

Gargash Enterprises

Established in 1958, Gargash is the authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates. Today the company employs over 1000 people, offers financial services, owns Five dealerships and Six workshops across Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates and manages car rental service through SIXT, operating from the Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi Mussafah offering tourists the convenience of conveyance with first-rate packages and service.

Furthermore, through Silver Star Rental division established in 2006, offers customers a chance to get their hands on the acclaimed Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles on both short and long-term basis.

Galadhari Brothers Group

Dubai business group with interests in automobiles (sole distributor of Mazda vehicles in the UAE), trucks & heavy equipment, printing & publishing, ice cream, engineering, hotels, real estate, computer trading, travel & tourism, and cinema halls.

Saeed & Mohammed Alnaboodah

A business group in Dubai with interests in four sectors: construction, commercial, investments, and real estate; activities: civil engineering, mechanical electrical and plumbing, gypsum & marble and travel.


Sharjah-based group engaged in the manufacture of curtain walling, cast aluminum, aluminum profiles, glass reinforced composites, glass, electric & data cables, paper cups, precipitated calcium carbonate, cleaning chemicals, boulders & sand.

Al Fahim Group

Business group based in Abu Dhabi with interests in automobile distribution, hotels, real estate, travel and oilfield services; agent for Bosch automotive spare parts, workshop equipment, and power tools.

Liberty Investment Company LLC

Family business of HH Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi; holding company for a diversified group that has interests in automobile trade & related businesses, freight forwarding, hospitality, luxury limousine services, travel & tourism.

M.A.H.Y. Khoory Group of Companies

The Dubai-based group that supplies industrial products: water pumps, motors, engines, generators, pressure vessels, cables, hand pressurized pumps, and valves.

NMC Healthcare

The business group engaged in many businesses; runs hospitals, food companies, distributes pharmaceuticals, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, fast-moving consumer goods, commodities (agricultural products, cement) and runs restaurants.

Oasis Investment Company LLC

Holding company of the Al Shirawi Group; interests in printing, publishing, distribution of trucks, forklifts, & construction equipment, consumer electronics, manufacture of vehicle bodies, engineering, air-conditioning, steel bars, plastics, and food.

Salem Ahmed AlMoosa Enterprises

Business group based in Dubai; has interests in contracting & civil engineering, manufacturing of reinforced plastic, concrete, gypsum, and fibrous gypsum, supplying & applying of special exterior texture coatings.

The Bin Zayed Group

The Dubai-based business group engaged in construction, contracting, project management, real estate management, water treatment; trading in boats, furniture, carpets & upholstery, home appliances, white goods, health care products, and software.

Al Abbas Group

Business group dealing in office automation products, computers, and office products, watches, perfumes, gift articles, furniture and furnishings, travel and tourism, computer education and training, household goods and system electronics.

Al Badie Group

The company is dealing in earthmoving equipment and spare parts, defense equipment, power and desalination equipment, water treatment chemicals, heat exchangers, drilling tools, telecommunication equipment, construction, marine services, and travel.

Al Bawardi Enterprises LLC

Business group with interests in marine services, networking, application service provision, software training, construction, oilfield services, interiors, advertising, health care equipment and learning solutions.

Al Hamed Enterprises

Business group based in Abu Dhabi; has interests in oil and gas, power and water generation, water treatment, telecommunications, civil engineering, security systems, recruiting, insurance broking, English language teaching, travel, and car rentals.

Al Mansoori Group of Companies 

One of the leading business groups in the Middle East; headed by HE Mr. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE transport minister; has interests in interior design, aviation, technology, IT, security systems, food, advertising, and trading.

Al Mazroui Group of Companies

Business group with interests in trading, engineering products, oil field supplies & services, safety & security, international freight forwarding, industrial maintenance, electro-mechanical contracting, software, hotel, and hospital catering.

Al Sayegh Brothers Trading Company

Business group based in Dubai; engaged in marketing and distribution of products and services in electronics, technical supplies, medical supplies, household and healthcare products, software, advertising, and consultancy services.

Albwardy Investment

Holding company for a group of companies in the areas of food, distribution and logistics, industrial construction and engineering, leisure and lifestyle; runs Spinneys Dubai LLC; Al Seer Trading Agencies and Albwardy Shipping Agency.

Bhatia Brothers Group

Dubai-based business group with interests in engineering, hotels and tourism, consumer electronics, education, cold stores; runs Processware Technical Training Institute, a franchisee of NIIT Ltd of India

Dutco Group

Business group based in Dubai; has interests in civil engineering work, earth-moving, mechanical and electrical engineering, drainage & tunneling, dredging, survey and reclamation, pipeline engineering, information technology, and telecommunications.

Easa Saleh Al Gurg 

The Dubai-based business group engaged in trading (tyres, cigarettes, home appliances, consumer electronics, stationery, office furniture, building materials), distribution of FMCG for Lever, tiles, and manufacture of steel reinforcements.

Zainal Mohebi Group

A business group in Dubai engaged in the distribution and wholesaling of foods, shipping, aviation, travel, tourism, logistics, and energy; Baqer Mohebi Establishment distributes FMCG goods and tobacco products and does institutional catering.


UAE’s largest industrial conglomerate; has interests in energy (owns 70% of NPCC), base metals & petrochemicals (ADBIC), construction materials (owns 50% of Ducab & 51% of ARKAN), food (51% of Agthia & fully owns Al Foah) and logistics.

Saeed Ahmed Lootah Group 

Business group with both commercial and educational interests; manufactures polypropylene products, engaged in financial consultancy, trades in building products, runs schools and technical institutes.

Almulla Group

Dubai business group with interests in healthcare, hospitality, travel & tourism, retailing & real estate; brands include American Hospital Dubai, UNIMED, Monrol UAE, Abjar Hotels International, Almulla Travels & Tourism and Almulla Jewelry Co.

Ali & Sons Company LLC

Business group with interests in automobiles (dealers for Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen), engineering, oilfield supplies and services, bed linen (Italian brand Frette marketed by White Corner stores) and Jewelry & watches (Amwaj brand).

The Bukhatir Group

One of the largest business houses in the UAE, involved in construction, manufacturing, IT, shopping malls, education, engineering services, real estate development, sports, & TV media; based in North America, North Africa, & west & south Asia.

Al Murad Group

Group of companies involved in publishing, consumer, & professional photo products & services, TV programs, broadcast of Arabic TV channel & FM radio channels in 3 languages; firms: Ajman TV, Channel 4 Radio Network and Hawk Page.


Family-run business group with HQ in Dubai, & presence in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, & Russia; activities: industry (Techovaa Industries, Elegant Industries), trading (Abou Nabil, Dartrade), & technologies.

Emirates Business Group (EBG)

Business group with 30,000 employees across the Middle East; has interests in information & communication technologies, industrial contracting & engineering, general trading & logistics, oil and gas services, and building materials.

Fujairah National Group (FNG)

Business group with a portfolio of more than 40 companies engaged in healthcare, education, oil & gas, investment, real estate, hospitality & trade & services; firms: Gulf Petroleum Supplies (GPS), GPS Chemoil and Gulf International Trading Company.

Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG)

Diversified business group; activities include real estate, turnkey construction, engineering products & factories, shopping malls, cement, printing, plastic manufacturing, logistics, mining, and fuel trading.

Mohammad Omar Bin Haider (MOBH) Holding Group

A business group in Dubai; has 30+ subsidiaries, affiliates & JV entities engaged in real estate, hospitality, healthcare, education, financial services, investments, insurance, brokerage, aviation, travel, shipping, and engineering.

National Holding

Business group based in Abu Dhabi with interests in investments, industry, property, general trading and oil & gas; major shareholder of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), involved in real estate development, cables, textiles, steel, and general trading.

Rashid Bin Mehran (RMB) Group

Business group based in Dubai; group companies include Global Transformers & Switchgear, Utico, Bin Mehran Readymix Concrete, Emirates Wet Pipes, RMB General Contracting & Transport, Sharjah National Crumb & Rubber Industries.

Al Yousuf Group

Al Yousuf Group was founded in 1953 by my respectful father Mr. Yousuf Habib Al Yousuf who had a vision that we will grow up to be the top in our business. Al Yousuf started its business with the successful sale of a shipment of rice imported from India, and we have grown to a multi-million-dirham conglomerate. Our passion for achieving the vision of Mr. Yousuf Habib Al Yousuf inspired us to explore different markets with no fear of challenge.


Abdul Majeed Baloch is a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and CEO of Pridens Group; He help business owners and executives to achieve phenomenal results. He has been helping business owners and executives directly or indirectly since last 15+ years. His clientele includes, but not limited to SMEs, Family Groups, Public Listed Companies, Public Sector Corporations/Government Agencies and Fortune 500 companies in more than 33 industries/sectors.

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