Our History

Al Masaood is one of the great trading families of Abu Dhabi, with a reputation as successful merchants in the Arabian Gulf going back more than five decades. From its early years, Al Masaood companies have been involved in the commercial development of Abu Dhabi, with the late Ahmed Al Masaood becoming the first president of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and the Group being the first to be registered by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce.

The Group has been involved in many key projects in the UAE, such as assisting renowned British company John Brown Engineering to sell the first gas turbine in the Middle East - to the Abu Dhabi Government. Also, Weir Westgarth constructed the first desalination plant in the UAE with the support of Al Masaood. The late Ahmed Al Masaood was instrumental in bringing many other well known companies to Abu Dhabi, including Datsun (now Nissan), Bridgestone, Fluor Corporation and Volvo Penta.

Al Masaood is proud to have been involved in the economic development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Through its many companies and partnerships it now  employs directly or indirectly some 7,000 employees and is involved in 18 different market sectors.

Today, the Al Masaood Group has achieved a critical mass by creating a diversified network of companies that exemplifies the attraction of Abu Dhabi as a strong and dynamic economy.