The Al Abbar Glass and Trading Company was founded in 1986 by the Al Abbar family to support the needs of the growing construction sector in the Middle East. After completing a highly successful aluminium and glazing project for the Al Wasl Hospital in 1986, a separate division was created, focusing on the growing facade sector.
Before long, this new division, Al Abbar Aluminium, was awarded the contract to provide the high-security glazing for the new parliament for the Ruler of Dubai. Other specialities were soon added to the company’s portfolio, from manufacturing and installation to consulting and project management.
And so the Al Abbar Group was born. The company now comprises separate businesses focusing on aluminium curtain walls, coatings, architectural glass and stainless steel, with all entities complementing one another on every project as required.
Today, Al Abbar Group is the largest architectural envelope and glazing contractor in the Middle East and one of the world’s leading facade solutions providers with 5,000 employees across offices in the Middle East, Asia, North America and Europe.
Over more than 50 years, the Al Abbar Group has engineered more than 500 building facades, including iconic constructions such as the Burj Al Arab, the Dubai International Airport, and the Burj Khalifa. This incredible work and more has seen the company generate an annual turnover of USD 300mn across its five separate manufacturing and global supply facilities.