The Varkey Group is a private Dubai based business organisation with interests in construction, education and healthcare.
- Chairman of the Varkey Group is Sunny Varkey
- The Varkey Group began in 1980 when Mr Sunny Varkey took over the management of Our Own English High School in Dubai from his parents.
- Varkey Group Healthcare began in 1988.
Varkey Group Construction
- Chicago Maintenance and Construction Company - facilities management
- Sammon VG - construction division of the Chicago Maintenance Company
Varkey Group Education
The education unit is referred to as GEMS Global Education Management System so schools run by the Varkey Group are managed by the GEMS division ie GEMS schools and Varkey Group schools are the same thing. See the GEMS page for more information and a list of GEMS/Varkey Group schools. The Economic Times of India reported in September 2004 that Mr Varkey was planning to open more than 5000 Varkey Group schools over the next 20-25 years.
Varkey Group Healthcare
EHL Management Services (Emirates Healthcare Limited) is a joint venture between General Electric, Medi-Clinic of South Africa, and the Varkey Group. Established in 1984 as Welcare World and/or
Welcare World Health Systems. EHL contact details are PO Box
123812, Dubai Health Care City, Dubai, tel +971-4-3635200, fax +971-4-3634973. EHL facilities include
- Emirates Diagnostic Clinic, tel +971-4-3315155
- The City Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City, tel +971-4-4359999
- Welcare Ambulatory Care Center in Dubai Knowledge Village, established 2005, tel +971-4-3661030
- Welcare Clinic Al Qusais, Dubai, tel +971-4-2586466, established July 2007
- Welcare Clinic Mirdiff, Dubai, tel +971-4-2881302
- Welcare Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Muscat, Oman, tel +968-24477666
- Welcare Hospital in Al Garhoud, Dubai, established 1998, tel +971-4-2827788
Conact details for the Varkey Group
Last update Wednesday 19-Aug-2009
- GEMS Schools - schools run by the education division of the Varkey Group
Related websites (new window)
- www.ehl.ae - EHL Management Serevices website
- www.varkeygroup.com - no content when checked (April 2009)
- www.welcareworld.com -
Welcare World Health Systems website, no longer active (forwards to EHL website - checked April 2009)
- Dubai directory - add your link free