Dubai Industrial Park Hosts Al Fares International Group Headquarters

Sunday 25 March 2018
Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, with Fares Hussein Albaddad, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Al Fares International Group signing the agreement
Dubai - MENA Herald:

Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), 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 of Dubai Wholesale City, 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 Park, 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 Park 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 Park and Dubai Wholesale 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 Park 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.

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