15 ALBWARDY INVESTMENT
Employees: 10,000 Presence: 20 Countries Founded: Mid-1970S Country: U.A.E
Albwardy Investment is a U.A.E.-based holding company that was founded in the mid-1970s by Ali Saeed Juma Albwardy. The group has since grown to have a global reach, operating in over 20 countries. The group owns Spinneys in the U.A.E. and Oman with over 50 outlets. It also runs Waitrose in Dubai Mall. Its hospitality division owns 16 properties on four continents.