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Dubai Holding
دبي القابضة
Financial services
Real Estate
Specialised Business Parks
FoundedOctober, 2004
Dubai Holding Corporate Office in Dubai
Key people
  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
  • Amit Kaushal
    (Chief Executive Officer)
RevenueIncreaseUS$4.57 billion (2016)[1]
Number of employees
15,000 (including subsidiaries)
ParentDubai Inc.

Dubai Holding (Arabic: دبي القابضة) is Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum's personal corporate portfolio.[2] It is a global investment holding company. Mohamed al Gergawi built the portfolio.[2] Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum has been appointed as chairman by Dubai ruler.[3] Dubai Holding has over 130 billion in assets in 13 countries as well more than 20,000 employees worldwide.[4][5] In 2021, the Pandora Papers leaks revealed that Dubai Holding owned three companies through a secretive offshore system.[6]


Dubai Holding was established in 2004.[7]


Major business groups of Dubai Holding:[20]


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