50 most admired companies
Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM

Headquarters Dubai

Year established 2006

Sector Telecoms

The UAE’s telecom giant might have come onto the market later than its competitor Etisalat, but it has garnered almost 50 percent market share, with more than 6.5 million mobile customers, 555,000 fixed line subscribers, 180,000 home service subscribers and over 70,000 subscribed businesses. Du is headed by chief executive Osman Sultan, who predicted last year that the internet will eventually become cost-free, and urged telecom companies to be quicker to adapt with the changing world of digital technology.