30 most admired companies in the GCC 2019

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Al Tayer Group

Al Tayer Group

Since its establishment in 1979, Al Tayer Group has become one of the Middle East’s most successful in fields including retail, automotive, hospitality and real estate, bringing the region around 80 of the world’s most desired brands ranging from Ferrari to Bloomingdale’s.

The privately held holding company has operations in 12 countries in the region, with over 200 stores and 20 showrooms and employing over 9,000 people. It holds exclusive rights for upscale department stores Harvey Nichols in the UAE, and Bloomingdale’s in the UAE and Kuwait. It opened the largest Harvey Nichols store (spanning 136,900 sq ft) outside the UK in Mall of the Emirates in 2006 before launching the first international Bloomingdale’s store in Dubai in 2010 and then in Kuwait in 2017.

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The Group’s franchised retail brands include Bobbi Brown, Kiehls, La Prairie, Dolce Gabbana, Armani and Moschino among others. It launched its online e-commerce platform Ounass in 2016. It boasts women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags, fine jewellery, cosmetics, and home merchandise from global and local designer brands including Gucci and Rami Al Ali. As for its automotive arm Al Tayer Motors, which was founded in 1982, it represents major manufacturers ranging from Ford to Maserati and Jaguar Land Rover in the UAE. Their network of sales, service and parts centres across the country features a team of over 3,000 professionals. Its real estate arm, on the other hands, boasts over 10 residential properties including Manazel Al Barsha and Ghaya Residences.