Our History

In 1918, Mr. Ali Haji Abdulla Gargash took the first step towards laying the foundation of the Gargash family business. Exactly 80 years later, the company took a further step forward when Gargash Corporate Management Office was established, to oversee the various business interests.

The company’s progress over the decades is a testimony to its founding father’s foresight and solid business sense. Almost 100 years later, his spirit lives on, and many of the sound principles which he put into practice are still in use today.

Thanks to an unwavering commitment to quality, prudent growth and impeccable service, Gargash now enjoys a market leading position in a wide range of fields, including automobiles, insurance, industrial development, construction, real estate, hospitality, trade and travel.

As a result, Gargash is widely recognized as one of the United Arab Emirates most prominent and respected business families; a notable achievement in a country which itself is one of the world’s success stories.

Since the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971 under the guidance of the nation’s founder, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, it has enjoyed unparalleled growth. The UAE is the Arab world’s second largest economy, a feat achieved by building an efficient and open working environment. Now, with a sound economic base, a well-qualified workforce and a vibrant, highly cosmopolitan populace, it can confidently look forward to many more years of continued success- and Gargash is proud to play a leading role in that.