Al Habtoor Group was founded in May 1970 by Mr. Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor who is the Chairman of this Group of Companies. Yet he is greatly honored and very well known person of the United Arab Emirates civilization along with widespread power all the way through the community industry.
It was almost 40 years since Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor left his job where he was an employee in a local construction firm. After that he founded his own company which is called Al Habtoor Engineering. Even though it was the first company to use the new nation flag colors which is the red, white and green.
Al Habtoor Group expanded into more division as it has grown with the UAE. It is now globally distinguished through real estate, education, hotels, insurance, vehicle dealership and publishing.
It is one of the UAE's most revered and successful business organizations that run more than 40,000 people inside and outside the UAE.
Al Habtoor Group started with engineering first but then it expanded to enter other business divisions which are not related to Engineering like Hotels, Real Estate, Cars and Trucks, Insurance, Publishing magazines and Sports as well.
Al Habtoor engineering was established in 1970 and it has grown into one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East, they’ve done lots of projects in the region. Al Habtoor engineering has done lots of accomplishments. For example, Burj Al Arab, a seven star hotel with a 321 meter high which has more than 56 stores was built by Al Habtoor Engineering and with Murray & Roberts in a joint venture in 1999. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel which contains 600 rooms was also built by Al Habtoor Engineering. Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Airport and Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi were all built by al Habtoor Engineering.
Al Habtoor hotels have more than 25 years experience, which makes it the Middle East’s longest established hotel group. Al Habtoor hotels have unique properties in the best locations and it offers great services. Al Habtoor hotels include: The Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, The Metropolitan Palace, The Metropolitan Hotel, The Metropolitan Hotel Deira.
It also has hotels outside the country like The Habtoor Grand Convention Center and Spa and the Metropolitan Palace both located in Beirut. Al Habtoor hotels have future projects like the Habtoor Island Resort and Spa which is located in The Palm Jumeirah and will be ready in 2011.
Al Habtoor Real Estate delivers a truthful package through understanding of client needs.
The Metroplex Entertainment and Leisure Complex is one of the finest cinema complexes in the UAE
It’s also a part of a large entertainment including the Metropolitan Hotel, Habtoor Residence and Habtoor House which becomes a great business strategy.
Al Habtoor Tower at Marina Walk is a luxurious 31-storey residential development.
The Al Habtoor Business Tower at Dubai Marina is the latest office tower.
AlHabtoor motors were established in the early 1980’s and are one of the leading automobile distributors in the UAE. Nowadays, Al Habtoor motors are identical with Mitsubishi and its range of saloons, Fuso and much more. Al Habtoor motors import more than 60,000 automobile’s every year from Japan.
It has a fixed system of seven showrooms, eight service centres and twelve parts centre. Their upcoming motor vehicle parts and service will be at the Dubai industrial city which will attribute a vehicle storeroom and the supply centre. It will cover a total area of 3,000,000 sq ft; it will even improve the service support and will meet Al Habtoor motors growing equipped need. Overall, Al
Habtoor motor’s goal is to be number one in the UAE and satisfy its customers by offering the best services that they need.