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INVESTMENTS

The AL QASIMI GROUP maintains a varied investment portfolio including Local Investment, Banking and Insurance industries. 

                                                           
A. Local Insurance & Investment 

  • Sheikh Faisal Al Qassemi is the Chairman of Al Buhaira National Insurance Company and Member of the Board of Investment Bank.  These are two companies on whose boards Sheikh Faisal sits due to the significance of the Al Qasimi Group's investments.


B. Shareholder of Public Companies 

Banks 

      • Investment Bank  
      • Union National Bank  
      • Sharjah Islamic Bank
      • National Bank of Abu Dhabi
      • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

 

Insurance 

      • Al Buhaira National Insurance Co. 
      • Al Ain Ahlia Insurance Co.
      • Emirates Insurance Co.
      • Green Crescent Insurance
      • National General Insurance
      • Takaful Emarat

 

Others 

      • Emaar
      • Finance House
      • Tamweel
      • Dubai Investments
      • Aabar Investments
      • Dubai Financial Market
      • Du
      • Dana Gas
      • Air Arabia
      • Deyaar

C. Other Investments 

The Al Qasimi Group is also engaged in the following businesses

  • Restaurants 

AQG Food Division

This division was established in 1998. It includes Italian, Mexican, Arabic and Moroccan restaurants located in Dubai. 

 

  • Travel and Tourism

Orient Travel 

One of the oldest Travel Agencies in the United Arab Emirates which was established back in 1963 by Sheikh Faisal's father who retired from the firm in 1987. Although Sheikh Faisal took over the management of the company in 1981, it was until 1992 that he was able to devote himself to it full-time.  The results were staggering.  Sales increased from US$17.7 million to over US$50 million in 1996 from Airline Ticketing and Cargo.

Orient Travel has its main office in Sharjah and has more than 25 Branches across the U.A.E. and G.C.C. and the company employs more than 300 employees.

      • Orient Travel and Tourism Agency
      • OTTA Cargo
      • Orient Holidays

Orient Travel serves as General Sales Agent for

      • Air France
      • Alitalia
      • Gulf Air
      • Jet Airways
      • KLM
      • Lot Polish Airlines
      • Pakistan International Airlines
      • Regent Airways
      • Safi Airways
      • Saudi Arabian Airlines
      • Somon Air
      • Syrian Air
      • Yemen Airways
      • DB Bahn

Orient Tours 

Set up in 1982, Orient Tours is the true pioneer of the in-bound tour industry in the United Arab Emirates.  The Company specializes in bringing groups and individuals from Europe, Japan, Americas, Asia and Australia into Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. Since 1992 it has increased its passengers from 3,500 to over 50,000.  

Orient Tours has its own main office in Sharjah with branches in

      • Abu Dhabi
      • Dubai
      • Oman

Arabian Incentive ( Dubai )  

Originally created in 1994 with the limited scope of providing specialist services for incentive travel, rapid expansion has lead to its rise as a high quality Human Management Company in the U.A.E. and the Arabian Gulf. 

 

  • Hotels

Citymax Hotels Management ( U.A.E. )  

Citymax Hotel - Al Barsha ( Dubai )  - with 376 Deluxe Rooms

Citymax Hotel - Mamzar ( Sharjah )  - Under Development with 324 Deluxe Rooms

 

  • Hospitality 

Orient Hospitality International 

Orient Hospitality International was established in 1997 as turnkey supplier of Furnishings and Furniture to the hotel industry, other bulk consumers like serviced apartments and residential properties. It has got off to a promising start and is expected to complete forthcoming projects worth over US$2 million.  Owing to the tremendous support that the Furniture division received from the Hospitality Industry and by understanding the needs of the industry, Orient Hospitality International branched out to the manufacturing and trading of Energy Saving Lighting products. The company is proud to be associated in the U.A.E.'s bid to save energy and reduce carbon footprint.  We have amongst our varied indoor and outdoor products, LED Flood Lights / LED Industrial Highbay lights, LED tubes / spots and normal bulbs that can help save 80% of energy bill and with longer life warranty.  Orient Hospitality International's core business is handling installation of turnkey Industrial kitchens for Hotels, Central Kitchens and restaurants.  The company has also entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Kenyon International Inc., the largest manufacturer in North America of two burner ceramic glass cooktops and high quality stainless steel electric grills.

      • Orient Hospitality International
      • Energy Saver Lighting
      • Kenyon International Inc. ( Distributor )

 

  • Carpentry and Interior Décor Company 

Royal Art Décor LLC 

Operating since 1999, Royal Art Décor has been delivering high quality end products for a very selective clientele.  It is dedicated to turnkey projects such as Palaces, Villas, Offices and Shops. 

 

  • Transport Services 

Orient Motors 

Since 1994 when Sheikh Faisal recognized the need for a quality transport company to serve the tourist industry at large, and Orient Tours and the Arabian Incentive Company in particular, Orient Motors has made great progress from August 2000 to reach a fleet of 10 Luxury Coaches, 10 Coasters, 70 leased Limousines and 6 of APV 7 Seaters. It opened its Rent-A-Car section of 200 cars in 2001 and at the same time increased the fleet by 5 Coasters buses and 200 leased cars.  Earlier formed as Orient Transport, Orient Motors came into being as a Limited Liability Company in 2007.  Orient Motors has its corporate office in Dubai, and currently offers services from its branch locations at Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah emirates. A team of over three hundred and fifty highly qualified and skilled professionals run the company through various business channels.  Since inception as a Luxury transport provider, Orient Motors has made quick inroads in to the Automobile sector, the latest of which is the alliance with Foton AUV buses. Many world renowned multinational automobile equipments and Spare Parts manufacturers have joined hands with Orient Motors for after-market supports to dealers and end users in the GCC countries. 

 

  • Finance 

Orient Financial Brokers 

Established in 1994 in Dubai, Orient Financial Brokers handle foreign exchange and commodity futures. It is registered to introduce broker services for foreign exchange and futures companies in the U.K. and U.S.A. The company has been able to register significant increase in foreign exchange volumes handled and brokerage earnings.

  • School 

Sharjah International Private School 

Consists of classes from KG to 12th Grade close to 3000 Students in total

  • Irrigation 

Orient Irrigation Services 

An irrigation and landscaping company, specializing in the construction of golf course, Orient Irrigation was created in 1976 in partnership with Swiss National who is a landscaping expert. The company has gained a reputation as exacting professionals due to their successful execution of a long list of projects in the U.A.E. for public parks, palaces, hotels, gardens, landscapes, and golf courses. It also distributes Rain Bird (USA) irrigation equipment and other types of agricultural equipment. It maintains offices in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  The company employs more than 1,000 employees.

  • Waste Collection 

Alpha Emirates 

A leading collector of Waste Paper and Plastic in the U.A.E., Alpha Emirates was established in 1985 and purchased as running concern in 1990. It is a labour-intensive industry spanning collection of waste, volume reduction and export - about 78,000 metric tons of waste paper per year and 6,000 metric tons of plastic per year.  The company has also established a division on 2006 to recycle plastic materials of LDPE, HDPE, PP, etc. with an installed production capacity of 7,200 metric tons per year.  Another division also was established on 2007 for the production of Plastic Pipes with virgin materials of HDPE, LDPE, MDPE and PPR with a production capacity of 4,800 metric tons per year.  The company employs more than 400 employees.  

  • Construction

Remal Al Sharq Contracting LLC 

Remal Al Sharq Contracting LLC was founded in 2007 in the Emirate of Sharjah. It is reputed and reliable for all types of building contracting works. The company has developed for itself an enviable reputation for quality construction and timely completion of works.  It has been built on a consistently high standard of workmanship and rigid quality control. The depth of their experience encompasses a variety of projects, including residential, retail and office buildings, schools and villas.