70 YEARS OF TAKING BUSINESS BEYOND
The MHAO group has played an integral role in defining the UAE’s growth as an international business hub; and today, 70 years later, the group is all set to take it’s business beyond its legacy to transform into a dynamic, forward thinking global business group that is responsive to its customers, creative in its pursuits, leader in its markets & family to its employees.
BEYOND THE LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE
The name Al Otaiba is known to be one of the oldest names in the history of the United Arab Emirates and has great effect on the political, economic and social life of Emirates. They are one of the most highly respected families in the UAE and have strong ties with the ruling families and other influential families in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The family initially started off with the pearl trade; but with the rise of the oil trade in the Middle East, they decided to diversify and in 1946, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba group - one of the oldest trading organisations in the United Arab Emirates, was founded.
And today, after 70 years of excellence in business, quality products, efficient service, professional management and committed staff are still the pillars upon which the MHAO Group functions. The exemplary quality standards of products and meritorious record of MHAO’s project execution and customer service enables the Group to embrace it’s legacy of excellence and move forward as the customers preferred choice.
BEYOND TRADITIONAL BUSINESS
Though initially set up in Abu Dhabi as a general trading and offshore services establishment, Hareb Al Otaiba diversified the business in 1970 - thus expanding the Group’s operations and securing exclusive agency rights of a multitude of internationally branded products including, among others, high-quality food service equipment, domestic appliances, bowling lanes, leisure & sports equipment and office equipment. A new showroom and an office were set up in 1973 in Dubai. Since then the operations of the company have increased multifold, and the Al Otaiba name is now associated with many prestigious projects in the region.
The main trading divisions the Group initially dealt in are:
- Food Service Equipment
- Leisure & Sports
- Domestic Appliances
- Office Equipment
- Customer Service
And today, after 70 years of defining the future of business and trade in the UAE, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba group is determined and driven to move forward to a bigger global platforms far beyond the traditional business with the help of its dedicated employees, reputed partners and international clients.
BEYOND GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES
In 1975, Hareb Mohamed Al Otaiba, was successful in securing the franchise for Avis in the united Arab Emirates and the company’s first office opened in Abu Dhabi. Following Avis initial success, he decided to expand throughout the country. Avis has since developed in Dubai & the Northern Emirates.
Since then, encouraged by the the overwhelming success of the franchise, the Group added a bus transportation company, a limousine company and a vehicle service centre to its transportation portfolio.
MHAO has partners with companies such as Xerox and Ricoh who are considered innovators to build local companies - like Corporate Connection, Xerox Emirates and Oasis - that deliver innovative and significant technology solutions to the UAE market.
Currently, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group is being led by Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba. And as the Chairman, he provides the vision and strategic direction required for the Group to achieve excellence. Currently, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group holds several strategic business units by perfectly balancing an optimum portfolio in trading, transport and technology with the following companies:
And now, after 70 years of taking the family business to great heights, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otiaba Group is ready to elevate the services offered by bringing home the reputation and quality of a multitude of international brands and taking business beyond geographical boundaries .