• Leading UAE-based supplier of tents and mobile structures to create more than 500 jobs at new premises that also comprises central warehouse and four manufacturing facilities
• Total investment valued at AED60 million, will be developed in two phases
Dubai-UAE: 25 March, 2018 – Dubai Industrial City (DI) announced that Al Fares International Group (Al Fares), a leading UAE-based supplier of tents and mobile structures, is the latest entity to join DI’s community of business partners.
In addition to locating its headquarters at DI, Al Fares is also launching a central warehouse and four manufacturing facilities, with an initial investment of AED60 million.
Reinforcing the partnership, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer, signed an agreement with Fares Hussein Albaddad, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Al Fares International Group, in the presence of Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Industrial City, Hussein Fares Albaddad, Managing Director, and Hasan Fares Albaddad, General Manager of Al Fares International Group.
Earmarked for completion in mid-2020 and spanning an area of over one million square feet, the new premises will accommodate a workforce of more than 500 employees. As per Al Fares’s phased master plan, phase one includes the headquarters spreading over 13,000 square feet, while the central warehouse will cover 38,000 square feet. In addition, the company will operate four manufacturing facilities, each spanning 75,000 square feet, equipped with advanced machinery.
As part of its planned expansion, the development of phase two will be carried out across an additional 300,000 square feet of industrial land in 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdulla Belhoul said: “We welcome Al Fares International Group to the Dubai Industrial City community. We are confident that our enabling ecosystem will contribute to the company’s continued success story. All products manufactured by Al Fares will bear the ‘Made in UAE’ mark and contribute to enhancing awareness and confidence in the UAE’s industrial capabilities.
He added: “Dubai Industrial City are committed to providing their business partners with best-in-class infrastructure and allied services to support advanced manufacturing facilities that integrate cutting-edge technology across operations.”
For his part, Fares Hussein Albaddad said: “We chose to locate our headquarters at Dubai Industrial City due to DI’s responsiveness to our dynamic requirements to scale up operations to better meet the needs of our valued customers. We are pleased to join the DI community and benefit from the hub’s advanced infrastructure and ‘can-do’ approach that helps its stakeholders achieve unprecedented growth.”
Al Fares International Group has supplied custom-made tents and marquees for prestigious events in the UAE, including the Al Dhafra Festival in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi Science Festival, Ironman 70.3 Dubai, and INNOVATOR in Abu Dhabi.
About Dubai Industrial City
Dubai Industrial City is a major contributor to Dubai’s positioning as a destination for international manufacturers and traders. DI has witnessed the opening of the world’s largest personal care product plant for Unilever, as well as the inauguration of Patchi’s largest facilities in the region. In addition, Bin Touq Transportation LLC has started construction work on its new headquarters, while Al Faris Equipment Rental has inaugurated its UAE headquarters at the hub. The total number of factories operating in Dubai Industrial City currently amounts to 100, with an additional 120 factories under construction, increasing DI’s service network to more than 700 local, regional, and global business partners.
Moreover, Dubai Industrial City has lately announced the infrastructure development and road expansion across its premises, adding 14-kilometers to its road network.
About Al Fares International Group
Co-founded by Fares Hussein AlBaddad, Hussein Fares AlBaddad, and Hasan Fares Al Baddad in 2016, Al Fares International Group is a UAE based conglomerate that delivers world-class solutions for tents, shading, and temporary structures.
‘Working to Cover the World’ is a philosophy that is embedded in Al Fares International Group’s DNA, and reflects the company’s continuous efforts to provide high quality and well-integrated shading solutions to its partners across the world. Created from the finest raw material and manufactured leveraging state-of-art CNC machines, all Al Fares International Group products comply with the international health and safety regulations outlined by the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), to ensure the precision and quality that is required in meeting client demands.
Al Fares is driven by its highly experienced and meticulous team of professionals, and guided by the company’s sound corporate strategy of integrating international safety standards in manufacturing its products and implementing a Zero Accident Policy at its facilities. As a result, all the company’s temporary structures and shading are manufactured using the International Building Code.