It’s all in the family—the Network of UAE family businesses
They all started as simple traders in the early 20th century. Decades later, these families have (mostly) traded in their distribution services, diversifying into a flurry of commercial activity.
August 21, 2011 5:12 by p.deleon
Chairman and founder of Al Habtoor Khalaf Al Habtoor believes in the power of staff: “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 over 40,000 people, some of whom have been with us right from the start. We are fully committed to staff retention and development.” The Al Habtoor Group operates primarily in the hotel, automotive, real estate, education, insurance and publishing businesses. Some of the gems the Habtoor brand boasts of include the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Mitsubishi, Aston Martin and Bugatti.