10 AL TAYER GROUP
Employees: 9,000 Presence: 6 Countries Founded: 1979 Country: UAE
The Al Tayer Group’s portfolio includes some of the world’s best luxury brands. Headquartered in the U.A.E., it has expanded retail operations to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, and it currently operates nearly 200 stores across the region. Its first store was home furnishing brand, Aati, in 1981, which sells brands including Fendi Casa, Kenzo, Missoni Home, Ralph Lauren Home and Nada Debs. It also runs the largest Harvey Nichols store outside the U.K. and the first international Bloomingdales.