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United Development Company (UDC)
United Development Company (UDC) is a leading Qatari public shareholding company with a mission to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to Qatar’s growth and providing good shareholder value. Established in 1999, the company went on to be listed on the Qatar Exchange in June 2003. It has an authorized share capital of QR 3.54 billion and total assets of QR 18.2 billion at 30 June 2018.
UDC’s current portfolio includes: real estate development, property management, infrastructure and utilities, energy-intensive industries, hydrocarbon downstream manufacturing, maritime related businesses, and hospitality.
From day one, the Company has played an active role in the development of Qatar, rapidly evolving into a leading Qatari Shareholding Company and has successfully established several new companies and investment vehicles.
As part of its five-year business plan (2018-2022), UDC is leveraging its leading market position to achieve sustainable financial performance and maintain profitability margins by focusing on the core business activities and investing in new and viable real estate developments that serve to sustain cash flow.
UDC’s flagship project is The Pearl-Qatar, an urban mixed-use, man-made island development. Located some 350 meters offshore of Doha’s prestigious West Bay District, The Pearl-Qatar is one of the largest real estate developments in the Gulf.
UDC is also in the process of developing Gewan island located adjacent to The Pearl-Qatar, into the company’s latest world class residential, commercial and entertainment project. This development has the potential of becoming a magnificent destination that will sustain UDC’s future growth.
Doha Bank is one of the largest local conventional banks in Qatar and has been consistently registering a strong growth during the last decade with participative leadership philosophy. Inaugurated in 1979, Doha Bank provides domestic and international banking services for individuals, commercial, corporate and institutional clients through four business groups – Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking, International Banking and Treasury & Investments.
Doha Bank has established six overseas branches in Kuwait, UAE and India as well as representative offices in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Doha Bank, provides comprehensive range of financial services by deploying consumer-centric technology and innovative delivery channels. Recently, the Bank established Qatar’s first Exchange Traded Fund, namely QETF. The Bank has made strategic investments in Doha Brokerage & Financial Services, a non-banking financial institution in India, and has also established a fully-owned Insurance company – Doha Bank Assurance Company LLC. This was the first insurance company floated by a commercial bank in the GCC region, in line with Doha Bank’s vision to converge as a one-stop shop financial services provider.
Doha Bank has received numerous regional and international honors covering various facets of its business; from banking and innovation to quality, commitment and corporate social responsibility. Doha Bank was recently adjudged as the ‘Best Regional Commercial Bank’ by The Banker Middle East Industry Awards, ‘Best Local Bank in Qatar’ by EMEA Finance, ‘Most Outstanding Business Bank’ by CV Magazine, ‘Best Bank in Capital Position’ at New Age Banking Awards, to name a few.
In recognition of being one of the most active advocates of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through initiatives such as ‘ECO-School Programme’, ‘Al Dana Green Run’, beach cleaning, tree planting, Doha Bank has won the ‘Environmental Award’ from The Arab Organization for Social Responsibility. The Bank has also received the ‘Golden Peacock – Global Award for Sustainability’ from the Institute of Directors for its sustainable performance.
Doha Bank is rated A by Fitch, A3 by Moody’s and BBB+ by Standard & Poor’s for its long-term local and foreign currency.
For more information, please visit www.dohabank.com
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. We are the world’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world’s largest.
We apply science and innovation to find better, safer and cleaner ways to deliver the energy the world needs. An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and petrochemical business, ExxonMobil operates facilities or markets products in most of the world’s countries and explores for oil and natural gas on six continents.
In Qatar, ExxonMobil has partnered with Qatar Petroleum to develop the North Field, the world’s largest non-associated natural gas field. Through the Qatargas-operated joint ventures, we have participated in 12 of the 14 LNG trains, 27 of the world’s largest LNG ships and Qatar’s largest condensate refinery. Further down the LNG value chain, ExxonMobil has partnered with QP in three LNG receiving terminals in Europe and the United States.
Additionally, ExxonMobil is the only foreign participant in two domestic gas projects – Al Khaleej Gas and Barzan Gas. ExxonMobil also provides technical and management expertise to directly support Qatar Petroleum through technical services and secondments of ExxonMobil employees.
ExxonMobil affiliates are working with Qatar Petroleum (QP) to identify International joint venture opportunities that further enhance the portfolio of both parties in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, the United States and Cyprus.
ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) opened at Qatar Science and Technology Park in 2009 to conduct research in areas of common interest to the State of Qatar and ExxonMobil. Scientists and researchers at EMRQ continue to advance projects in environmental management, water reuse, LNG safety and coastal geology. By using global knowledge to develop local resources, EMRQ is able to create an invaluable link between the local and international research communities.
ExxonMobil is proud to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 –the country’s roadmap to continued advancement for the next 15 years—by driving human development, contributing to its thriving society, and supporting responsible and sustainable development.
ExxonMobil supports a range of sustainable education and training initiatives for students and professionals to ensure that there is a stream of skilled individuals who can tackle the challenges of tomorrow – all in pursuit of developing Qatar’s knowledge-based economy.
For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com
Alfardan Group has established itself as one of the leading family-owned conglomerates in the region for more than 60 years. A business enterprise built around traditional family values and an uncompromising commitment to integrity, premium service and social responsibility, Alfardan Group has created new benchmarks of excellence within its diverse portfolio which has grown to include ventures in jewellery, exchange, property development, automotive, hospitality, marine and investment.
The success of the Group is largely built upon the business acumen and strong personal values espoused by its founder, Ibrahim Alfardan, who established himself as a respected pearl trader. The advent of globalization and rise in the trade of cultured pearls led the Group to venture into new sectors to address the gap presented by the dynamic growth of the Qatar economy. Following the vision of its Chairman, Hussain Alfardan, Alfardan Group has established a strong presence in the market with its landmark projects.
Alfardan Jewellery, which was established in 1954 served as the Group’s flagship division. The company was developed to showcase world-renowned jewellery brands. Later on, Alfardan Exchange was established in 1971, as the first exchange house in Qatar, to fill the gap for reliable financial establishments as a result of the rapid influx of overseas businesses.
With the success of these initial divisions, Alfardan Properties was established in 1993 and developed renowned mixed-use properties and iconic high-rise projects including One Porto Arabia, located at The Pearl-Qatar, Alfardan Towers, Alfardan Centre, Alfardan Plaza, Burj Al Gassar, Alfardan Gardens and the Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha. Alfardan Properties also developed the luxurious St. Regis Hotel at Al Gassar Resort, Laguna Beach, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Al Sadd Residence, as well as Al Fina’a, a residential development located at the heart of Doha. Outside of Qatar, Alfardan Properties owns Finaa Alazaibah in Oman, one of the largest mixed-use developments in the Sultanate. Years later, Alfardan Hotels and Resorts was established to run Al Gassar Resort and Al Gassar Cooling, among others.
Alfardan Hospitality was established as part of the Group’s drive to create its own brand of unparalleled luxury lifestyle solutions. This led to the launch of Guerlain Spa, Alfardan, a leading global spa brand that offers a comprehensive range of personal pampering services to Doha residents. High-profile celebrity F&B outlets such as Gordon Ramsay, Hakkasan, Al Sultan Brahim, Toro Toro, Antica Pesa, and Nozomi to name a few; catering to discriminating food and entertainment lovers are being managed by Alfardan Hospitality as well. It also oversees the operations of the Doha arm of Jeeves of Belgravia, a prestigious London-based garment care company that provides luxury dry cleaning and laundry services; combining discreet and attentive service with the finest traditions of craftsmanship and advanced eco-friendly techniques in fabric care.
Alfardan Automotive Operations was established in 1996 to deliver iconic luxury car brands such as Rolls-Royce, BMW, MINI, Land Rover, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Maserati, in addition to top-of-the-line motorcycles from Ducati, Triumph, Piaggio, Gilera, Arctic Cat, Sand-X, KTM, BMW Motorrad, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. Prestige Cars was established soon after to address the need for luxury leasing and limousine rental services. The Group also established Arabian Agencies Co. (ARACO), the official distributor for Volvo construction equipment, Scania trucks and buses, Powerscreen screening and crushing machine, and SDLG heavy machineries; as well as Auto Future Tech, Qatar’s official distributor for Castrol car lubricants and Continental tires. In Oman, Alfardan Motors was established in 2012 to be the official distributor of Ferrari, Maserati and leading motorcycle brands in the Sultanate.
Launched in 1996 in association with the Doha Securities Market, Alfardan Investment manages the portfolio of Alfardan Group’s local shares as well as specialises in the buying and selling of Alfardan’s tradable stocks and shares. It has been able to add considerable value to the Group’s transactions since its inception and has set high standards for the Group’s portfolio.
In 2005, Alfardan Marine Services was developed to serve Qatar’s marine industry. The division was tasked with the distribution of boats, engines, electronics, as well as marine parts and accessories for diving, fishing and water sports.
Continuing its expansion in other countries, Alfardan Group established Alfardan Real Estate and Development to be one of Turkey’s premier real estate developers and to deliver an exclusive range of real estate offerings and turnkey services.
Within the diversity of its businesses, Alfardan Group’s success can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy.
Manateq is the new industrial destination in the country.
We are a catalyst for change; a national initiative working to diversify Qatar’s economy through the provision of prime infrastructures within strategically placed economic zones.
Manateq is the main developer and operator for the Industrial zones, logistics and warehousing parks. These zones reflect the country’s approach of diversifying Qatar’s economy and support the competitiveness of the private sector.
Manateq is focused on building and managing a prime Infrastructure to facilitate industrial and service sector growth. To achieve the goals of economic development which is one of the four pillars of Qatar national vision 2030.
Manateq offers industrial lands, warehousing and logistic facilities, advanced office buildings, serviced sites and incubation facilities located in several strategic lands. Where investors will benefit from easy access.
Manateq mission is to create a world-class business environment that enables investors to deliver value added products and services to local, regional and international markets.
Our personalized and comprehensive client engagement and support services ensure that establishing your operations here is made simple, and with our diverse range of land and property solutions there are plenty of reasons to make the move.
- Industrial Zone (Mesaieed)
- Logistics and Warehousing Parks ( Jery Al Samur, Birkat Al Awamer, Aba Saleel, Al Wakra)
Dolphin Energy Limited Profile
The Dolphin Gas Project of Dolphin Energy Limited is a major regional strategic energy initiative. Since July 2007, the company has been producing, processing and supplying substantial quantities of natural gas from offshore Qatar to the United Arab Emirates.
Since its inception, Dolphin Energy has been committed to being a responsible corporate citizen across all its operations and activities and its corporate social responsibility program supports and sponsors many worthwhile activities in the State of Qatar.
These activities cover education, culture and the arts, sport, charity, Qatarization and health, safety and environment. Sponsorship of the Qatar National Day is an extension of this commitment and an endorsement of themes and activities associated with the Qatar National Day celebrations.
Detailed information about Dolphin Energy can be found on www.dolphinenergy.com
About Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies is a Qatari based company representing world famous brands. Established in the early 1950’s, and its headquarters Qatar, it is considered one of the most reputed and successful retail & investment group in the region. Having started his business in trade and transport, the late founder Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana was an early visionary who could see the potential of the Qatar and Middle Eastern markets. Through his successful business dealings, the group diversified its portfolio to include investment, construction, automotive, information technology (IT) and real estate.
The business model that was created by the founder, the late Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, is now being further developed by his sons who are aggressively expanding the original business model, that is renowned for its automotive sector in being the exclusive agent of Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Qatar to include a retail division that is considered to be the strongest in Qatar and the region, covering famous retail brands like Al Mana Luxury, Al Mana Fashion, as well as other business interests in Media, Hotels, FMCG, Food & Beverage restaurants, Insurance, Engineering and Information Technology.
Today, renowned for its business reputation, vision, sustainability, strategy and service levels as well as its strong business relationships with key international brands and partners, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies has a strong business infrastructure and a diversified portfolio of brands and businesses throughout the GCC.
Through a wide variety of businesses and interests that sets the base for an ambitious future expansion in alignment with the development of the Middle-East market and its current and future potential, the focus of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies strategy lays on the collaboration with selected high-profile key partners across the Middle East.
For further information contact:
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies
Doha, State of Qatar
Tel: +974 4428 3333
Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. was founded in the year 1958 by one of Qatar’s pioneering business families and their partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation was established in 1964.
The company’s goal is to become the Best Automobile Distributor in the region. To achieve this, various strategies including regular trainings for all employees are in place in the HR calendar.
As part of the Customer Service Enhancement program, Toyota & Lexus showrooms are now open 7 days a week. AAB has also opened 9 Service Centers in different parts of the country to serve their ever increasing customer base. AAB also has a Call Center that is operational 24 hours from Saturday to Thursday where the customers can call to enquire any information about Toyota & Lexus as well as book their Service appointments.
The management always believes that their employees are the company’s pillars for sustainable growth. As such, the company has implemented many employee welfare programs to enhance employee satisfaction & increase productivity.
AAB also has a Rent a Car Department where you can hire the latest Toyota and Lexus models at the most competitive rates for short term and long term leases. AAB’s Pre-owned vehicles division assists the customers who wish to Trade-in their old vehicles while purchasing a new car from the Showrooms. AAB also has a Commercial & Industrial Division which deals with Toyota & BT Material Handling Equipment, Kawasaki Wheel Loaders, Godrej Storage & Security solutions, Exide Batteries, Sumitomo Tires, Armour Tires, Eternity Tires and Traction Batteries, 3M After Market Products, Veedol Lubricants, Endress Generator, Fiorentini cleaning machines, BENDI Forklifts, Kansai Auto Paints and Moteri Auto care.
Toyota Motor Corporation manufactures of Toyota & Lexus vehicles operate on their guiding principles to create and develop advanced technologies and provide outstanding products and services that fulfill the needs of customers worldwide.
Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) is a downstream oil storage, distribution and marketing company, formed in accordance with an Emiri Decree in 2002 and was listed as Joint Stock Company in Qatar Exchange.
Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) is exclusively responsible for the distribution of fuel needs within Qatar. This includes diesel and gasoline for vehicles, boats and industry, and aviation fuel; all to be served through fleet of more than 600 road-tankers. The company also trades in bunker fuels, ship to ship bunkering within Qatari waters, bitumen importation and distribution, LPG for cooking and other users. In addition, it builds modern branded service stations across Qatar and provides vehicle inspections service.
WOQOD has five subsidiaries: Qatar Jet Fuel Company (QJet), WOQOD Vehicles Inspection Company, WOQOD Marine Services and WOQOD International.
Qatargas, established in 1984, pioneered the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in Qatar and today is the largest producer of LNG in the world with an annual production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from its world-class facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. Since the first production in 1996, Qatargas has successfully delivered cargoes to 31 countries and is committed to meeting the world’s demand for safe, reliable and clean energy. Through its operational excellence, Qatargas is adding value to its production chain, contributing to the country’s economy and the Qatar National Vision 2030 to ensure efficient energy supplies, creating new markets and contributing to the local community. In addition to its 14 LNG Trains of which 6 are mega trains with a capacity of 7.8 MTPA each, Qatargas operates the Jetty Boil-Off Gas facility, Al Khaleej Gas, Ras Laffan Helium, the two Laffan Refineries (among the largest condensate refineries in the world), and the Ras Laffan Terminal on behalf of all participants
ELAN Group is a dynamic and innovative company delivering world-class experiences in media, entertainment, events and city beautification. Established in 2004 with the ambition to bring international advertising concepts to Qatar, ELAN Group expanded over the years to diversify its offerings, and today the Group is a fully integrated company that operates through four divisions:
- 1. ELAN Media: specialized in crafting innovative communication and advertising landscapes across a mix of media channels to engage consumers and energize brands.
- 2. ELAN Urban: a pioneering company that aims to enhance the urban experience by providing innovative and customized city beautification solutions including modern street furniture and efficient signage.
- 3. ELAN Events: the largest MICE player in Qatar operating across the full value chain of the industry, by managing venues, organizing and managing exhibitions, live events, and conferences, in addition to offering exhibition services.
- 4. ELAN Entertainment: a dominant entertainment player, incorporating Gulf Film, the largest movie distributor in the Middle East, and Novo Cinemas, the region’s favorite cinema brand.
ELAN Group has established various strategic partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures with various international and the most trusted names in their fields such as JC Decaux, Live Nation, Fira Barcelona, VIS Mobility.
Masraf Al Rayan is a Qatar-based sharia compliant bank providing banking, financial and investment services through a network of 17 branches located across Qatar. The Bank was incorporated in January 2006 and is licensed by Qatar Central Bank. MAR is the second largest bank in Qatar by market value. Its structure consists of three main business divisions: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking and Private Banking.
MAR is listed on the Qatar Exchange and its top 20 shareholders are blue chips in the Qatar investment, corporate and high net worth community.