Al Otaiba in U.A.E history
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 the Emiratis. Al Otaiba family is considered to be one of the most highly respected families in the UAE and has strong ties with the ruling families and other influential families in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. For hundreds of years, Al Otaiba were the kings of pearls and known to be a master in pearls trading in Arabia, trading with France and India with over 85 ships on the Gulf sea.
History of Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group
Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group, established in 1946, is one of the oldest trading organizations in the United Arab Emirates. Initially set up in Abu Dhabi as a general trading and offshore services establishment, the late Mr. Hareb Al Otaiba took over the company in 1970. He diversified the business, and the company expanded its operations securing exclusive agency rights of a multitude of internationally branded products including among others high-quality food service equipment, domestic appliances, bowling lanes, leisure and sports equipment and office equipment. New showroom and an office was set up in 1973 in Dubai, which was fast developing into a major Middle East market. Since then the operations of the company have increased multifold, and Al Otaiba name came to be associated with many prestigious projects in the region. More international brands/agencies were added to the product fold.
Quality is the watchword of the group. Since inception, Al Otaiba’s name is associated only with the finest and best brands in the market. The excellent quality standards of the products dealt, and meritorious record of Al Otaiba’s project execution and customer service enables Al Otaiba to be preferred choice of clients, be it in any sector. Quality products, efficient service, professional management and committed staff are the pillars painstakingly built up by the Al Otaiba family which is holding the group in good stead even now after 69 years of establishment.
The oldest part of the group composed of 5 main divisions:
- Food Service Equipment.
- Leisure & Sports.
- Domestic Appliances.
- Office Equipment.
- Customer Service.
The legacy continues…
Today, Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group is being led by Mr. Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba as its Chairman, since 1995. In this capacity, he provides the vision and strategic direction required for the Group to achieve excellence.
Currently, Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group holds several strategic business units through the perfect balancing of an optimum portfolio comprising of the following companies:
- Xerox Emirates
- Corporate Connections
- Avis Emirates Transport By Luxury Cars
- Avis Rent a Car
- Al Otaiba General Transportation
- Avis Service Centre
- Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Kitchen Supplies LLC
- Al Otaiba Ferretti
- Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Real Estate Investments