Al Habtoor celebrates 40th anniverary

DUBAI — As an organisation that has been at the forefront of development in the UAE, the Al Habtoor Group has made significant contributions to the UAE and the Middle East region over the past four decades. In keeping with the magnitude of the group’s achievements, its 40th anniversary celebrations took place on a grand scale at the Habtoor Grand Hotel, Jumeirah.

By Staff Report

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Published: Fri 16 Apr 2010, 11:09 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 9:21 AM

The celebrations focused on recent charity work, most notably the group’s Facebook initiative.Showing great generosity, the chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Al Habtoor, pledged to support the Red Crescent Society in the UAE through a Facebook sponsorship campaign. For every individual that connected as a friend of Society’s Facebook account, Al Habtoor agreed to donate Dh40. During the 40 period of the campaign, over 5,000 people all over the world became Facebook friends of Al Habtoor Group, amassing a total of over Dh200,000 in total Al Habtoor sponsorship.

In an unprecedented show of further support, the Al Habtoor Chairman doubled his financial support at the conclusion of the campaign, donating over Dh400,000 to the society.

The celebration also honored the Al Habtoor Group’s close business associates in appreciation of their longstanding relationships. Among those honored were leading financial institutions HSBC, Mashreq Bank, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Talal Abu Ghazaleh, and Grant Thornton. Key Arabic and English dailies like Al Khaleej, Al Bayan, Al Ittihad, Khaleej Times and Gulf News were also recognised for their role in helping the group communicate its various initiatives.

Speaking on the occasion, Khalaf Al Habtoor said, “Our group’s success is not reflected in just profit charts, our ambitions, expansions or our contributions to the country, but our effort to uplift the entire humanity. Helping those in need has made us stronger so that we take on greater challenges with every passing day.”

One of the UAE’s most respected business conglomerates, the Al Habtoor Group was founded by Khalaf Al Habtoor and has accomplished remarkable achievements in its 40-year history. Although it is best known for construction, the group is globally recognised through its involvement in the hospitality, automotive, real estate, education, insurance and publishing sectors.

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