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List of companies in Dubai

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List of Dubai companies

List of companies in Dubai. Biggest and other large publicly and privately owned companies based in the emirate of Dubai. Also Dubai Government owned companies.

Obviously a list of all companies in Dubai is going to be a long one. This list is restricted to companies which are based in Dubai, and are significant in some way. Very large companies and conglomerates are included, companies listed on the stock exchange, companies with a household name. Restrictions are that the company head office is based in the emirate of Dubai, or was established in Dubai. Ownership restrictions are family conglomerates, Dubai Government, public shareholders, private investors, or a combination.

For example, Ford Motor Company is not included as it is a US based company, and the agency agreement is held by Al Tayer Motors, a subsidiary of the Al Tayer Group. So Al Tayer Group would be listed on this page, but Al Tayer Motors would not, as it could be regarded as an Al Tayer Group company rather than a Dubai company (and would be listed on the Al Tayer Group information page).

Company Industry Owner Date Employees Boss Revenue Profit Market Cap Notes
Al Futtaim Group                  
Al Ghurair Group                  
Al Habtoor Group                  
Al Nabooda                  
Al Tayer Group                  
Alshaya Group                  
Du Telecoms               Long name - EITC
Dubai Bank Bank                
Dubai Group                  
Dubai Holding                  
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) Bank Public              
Dubai World                  
Dubal - Dubai Aluminium                  
Ducab - Dubai Cable                  
Emaar Properties Property Public              
Emirates Airline Airline Emirates Group              
Emirates Group   ICD              
Emirates NBD (ENBD) Bank Public              
Emirates Steel                  
EMKE Group                  
FlyDubai Airline Government              
GEMS Education                
Investment Corporation Dubai   Government              
Jumeirah Group                  
Majid Al Futtaim Group                 See also Al Futtaim
Mashreq Bank   Public*              
Nakheel Property Government              
Noor Islamic Bank Bank                
Largest 10 public companies2                  
Arabtec construction Construction               Moved to Abu Dhabi?
Commercial Bank of Dubai Bank                
Dubai Financial Market (DFM) Finance               stock market
Du telecom Telecom               EITC
Dubai Islamic Bank Bank                
Dubai Ports World (DP World) Transport                
Emaar Properties Property                
Emirates NBD Bank                
Mashreq Bank Bank                
Oman Insurance Company Insurance               HQ in Dubai, UAE
Not a Dubai company                  
Dubai Inc.                 Not a real company
Etisalat Telecoms               Abu Dhabi company
Hilal Islamic Bank (Crescent) Bank               Abu Dhabi bank?
Check before adding to list                  
Al Maya Group                  
Arabtec Construction               Moved to Abu Dhabi?
Better Homes                  
Bourse Dubai                  
Dubai Airports Company Transport Government              
Dubai Investments (Company)                  
Dubai Petroleum                  
Emirates Islamic Bank                  
Evolvence Capital                  
Lulu hypermarkets                  
Masafi Water                
Sama Dubai Property                
Souq Extra!                  
Sudhir Gopi Holdings                 Closed?
Taleem < Madaares < Beacon                  
Varkey Group                  
West Zone supermarkets                  
Inclusion to be decided                  
ADX listed companies                 Abu Dhabi
Blue Banana                  
DEWA Utilities Government             Government service
DFM listed companies                  
DNATA Travel Emirates Airline?             Remove?
DP World (Dubai Ports World)                  
Emirates Post                  
Gulf News                 Subsidiary?
Jobs in Dubai                 Not in Dubai?
Nasdaq Dubai companies                  
TECOM Investments           $1.6 bn1,F     Subsidiary of DH
Abu Dhabi companies                  
Abu Dhabi Ports Company                 ADPC
  1. 2011 financial year.
  2. *Publicly listed only, largest by market cap (stock market share price x number of shares). See also list of largest companies in Dubai heading below.



Headings or tables

Table column headings

Top companies in Dubai

Top companies to work for in Dubai

Large companies. In this list based on reputation (vague comment translated as because of something we heard), not any officially sanctioned or methodical survey. Take the list with as much salt as you can stand. If you see any other list, check for how it was made, otherwise assume it was made up either because companies on the list paid someone to put them there, or someone just wanted to make something up (like us) and picked a few companies at random (like us). At least we're being honest about it though.

05 Feb 2013 - Arabian Business has an annual list of best 15 companies to work for in the UAE, which includes a few that most people haven't heard of. Perhaps it's a novel way for companies to get a list of prospective employees to choose from. AB didn't say if companies paid them to be on the list, nor did they explain why they are the best companies to work for (except for an occasional comment). The 2013 list is (yes we know, if it's a trick to get employees to send CVs, we're helping them, but we agree with some of the companies):

Top companies by size - largest or biggest companies in Dubai

Criteria to use - market capitalization, number of employees, asset value?

Arabian Business - Dubai largest company list

Arabian Business regularly or occasionally publishes a list of largest publicly listed companies in Dubai based on market cap, which is the same as lists that can be obtained from DFM, Nasdaq Dubai (DIFX), and ADX (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) stock exchange information. However the AB report headline can be misleading. For example "Revealed: Dubai's 50 biggest companies" on 26 Aug 2012 criticisms include:

26 August 2012 list is:

  1. DP World (DPW), AED 31.5 bn. Dubai Ports World, listed on the Nasdaq Dubai.
  2. Emaar Properties (EMAAR), AED 21 bn.
  3. Emirates NBD Bank (EMIRATESNBD), AED 16.8 bn.
  4. Du telecom (DU), AED 16.3 bn. Full name is Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC).
  5. Mashreq Bank (MASQ), AED 8.9 bn.
  6. Dubai Financial Market Company (DFM), AED 7.9 bn.
  7. Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), AED 7.4 bn.
  8. Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD), AED 5.6 bn.
  9. Arabtec (ARTC), AED 4.5 bn.
  10. Oman Insurance Company (OIC), AED 3.3 bn. Despite the name, is in fact a Dubai based company.
  11. *Air Arabia (AIRARABIA), AED 3.1 bn. Based in Sharjah.
  12. Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB), AED 2.7 bn.
  13. Dubai Investments Company (DIC), AED 2.65 bn. Not the same as, or related to, Dubai International Capital (DIC).
  14. Aramex (ARMX), AED 2.4 bn.
  15. Deyaar Development Company (DEYAAR), AED 2.05 bn.
  16. Drake and Scull International (DSI), AED 1.96 bn.
  17. Amlak Finance (AMLAK), AED 1.53bn.
  18. Union Properties (UPP), AED 1.34bn.
  19. Tamweel Finance (TAMWEEL), AED 1.26 bn.
  20. Dubai Refreshments Company (DRC), AED 1.08 bn. PepsiCo company in Dubai.
  21. Al Sagr National Insurance Company (ASNIC), AED 1.05 billion.
  22. National Cement Company (NCC), AED 840m.
  23. National General Insurance Company (NGI), AED 814m.
  24. Depa Limited (DEPA), 806m. Listed on the Nasdaq Dubai.
  25. Ajman Bank (AJMANBANK), AED 798m.
  26. Shuaa Capital (SHUAA), AED 684m.
  27. Gulf General Investments Company (GGICO), AED 462m.
  28. Islamic Arab Insurance Company (IAIC, SALAMA), AED 460m.
  29. Emirates Investment Bank (EIBANK), AED 427m.
  30. Al Firdous Holding Company (ALFIRDOUS), AED 420m.
  31. Gulf Navigation (GULFNAV), AED 410m.
  32. *The Public Warehousing Company (PWC, WARE, AGILITY), AED 406m. Correct name Agility Logistics. Based in Kuwait.
  33. Arab Orient Insurance Company (ORIENT, AOIC), AED 398m.
  34. Alliance Insurance Company (ALLIANCE), AED 384m.
  35. National Central Cooling Company (TABREED), AED 304m.
  36. Arabian Scandinavian Insurance Company (ASCANA), AED 293m.
  37. Dubai National Insurance and Reinsurance (DNIR), AED 269.5m.
  38. Dubai Insurance Company (DIN), AED 260m.
  39. *National Industries Group Holding (NIND), AED 242. Based in Kuwait.
  40. Dubai Islamic Insurance (AMAN), AED 190m.
  41. *Gulf Finance House, AED 182m. Based in Bahrain.
  42. Emirates Refreshments Company (ERC), AED 181.5m. Was or also called Jeema Mineral Water (JEEMA)?
  43. United Food Companies, AED 140m.
  44. United Kaipara Dairies Company (UNIKAI), AED 100m.
  45. Takaful Al-Emarat Insurance (TAKAFUL-EM), AED 97.5m.
  46. National Real Estate Company, AED 93m.
  47. *Arab Insurance Group (ARIG), market cap AED 82.5 million. Based in Bahrain.
  48. *Gulfa Mineral Water (GULFA), market cap AED 71.75 million. Based in Ajman (Masfout).
  49. Takaful House Insurance (DARTAKAFUL), market cap AED 63.5 million.
  50. *Global Investment House (GLOBAL), market cap AED 59 million. Misleading, GIH based in Kuwait.


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