List of the 50 largest Single Family Offices in the United Arab Emirates [2024]

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“The best overview of UAE single family offices as an easy-to-use Excel list.”

The list includes 53 single family offices, thereof 38 with E-Mail address, 42 with executive names. Free updates within one year are included in the purchase price, a free preview file is available. The list was published on January 10th, 2024.

This list is based on our list of the List of the 100 largest Single Family Offices Middle East

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List of 3 large UAE Single Family Offices

Single family offices in the Emirates come from various places. Most of the family offices in our list are based in Dubai, while other come from the others Emirates such as Abu Dhabi, or Sharjah. Here are 3 of the most interesting ones:

1) Daher Capital (Dubai)

Michel Daher founded Daher Capital as his private investment vehicle. After having created Daher Foods in the 1990s a very successful food manufacturing and distribution company. Next to Daher Foods Michel Daher started investing and through this founded Daher Capital. Daher Capital is located in Dubai and has invests in various asset classes like real estate, public equity and venture capital.

2) Private office of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan (Abu Dhabi)

The Al Nahyan family is the ruling family of Abu Dhabi and therefore one of the most powerful families in the Emirates. Many of their family members have their own private office with varying investment focus. The private office of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan is primarily investing in real estate and private equity. The investment focus of the family office in private equity is sustainable technologies, healthcare and agro-tech.

3) Al-Huraimel Investments (Sharjah)

Al-Huraimel Investments is a single family office in the emirate of Sharjah. Is was founded in 1988 by H.E Issa Khalfan Al-Huraimel and his sons. The focus of Al-Huraimel Investments is on residential and commercial real estate development in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The company also has other assets in private equity and other diversified investments in the Middle East region.

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Dubai Single Family Offices

Location of Emirati Single Family Offices

The private investment vehicles of the wealthiest families in the UAE are spread throughout the federation. Some Emirates have a high concentration of HNWI-investors. This is especially true for Dubai where the overwhelming majority of Single Family Offices is located. Abu Dhabi and Sharjah also have a lot of family offices but nowhere close to Dubai.

Single Family Office UAE Database

Emirati Family Investment Groups

In the UAE there are plenty of wealthy families that establish a Single Family Office in order to manage their assets. We have built a huge database that includes SFOs from the Emirates. This list is a true treasure for every investment and asset manager around the world.

+23 columns of valuable information

We build our lists to ensure optimal usability for our clients. There are three areas included: family information, contact details and investment information. So we provide you with general e-mail addresses, phone numbers, excecutive names, exemplary investments and many more features.

Disclaimer: due to the secrecy of some family offices, we are sometimes not able to provide you with email addresses or other pieces of information. In case we don’t know the exact investment focus, the specific column is marked as n.a.

Single Family Offices Abu Dhabi

Most important hotspots for Emirati Single Family Offices

The United Arab Emirates has dozens of important single family offices. Especially through the early oil rush many families and emperors amassed incredible wealth.

UAE: The Family Office centre in the Middle East

The United Arab Emirates is a country in Western Asia located on the Arabian peninsula. The UAE are a federation of seven Emirates the most important ones being Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Each Emirate is governed by a Sheikh and together they form the Federal Supreme Council while one of them serves as the President of the Emirates. In the 1970s the UAE started to use the revenues from their oil exports as a way to develop their healthcare, infrastructure and education. In our list most of the single family offices in the Middle East are located in the UAE and furthermore in Dubai. Dubai is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and the main economic hub of the region.

UAE Single Family Offices

Database of the largest UAE Single Family Offices

Our team analyzed the United Arab Emirates single family office market for months to collect more than 50 single family offices in a unique database. The database can be downloaded as an easy to use excel file. A vast amount of data points is included in the list, from details about the family offices, to investment and contact details. Customers use our list for various purposes: analyzing the Emirati family office market, finding relevant investors or identifying suitable customers. The list offers an overview of the investment firms of the wealthiest families in the Emirates.

Detailed Information about Investment Focus, Wealth and Executives

The list of the most important United Arab Emirates single family offices offers detailed information about the included entries. Contact details like phone number, email address, postal address and website are in many cases included. Furthermore, we list the names of the responsible executives and the family behind the family office (if possible). When it comes to the investment focus, we collect a wide range of data points. First of all, we state if the single family offices are investing in real estate, venture capital, private equity, financial markets or renewables. We also have a free text column where we state if the SFOs are investing in other asset classes like art or agriculture. The answers range from: yes to no or “not available”. That helps our customers to identify suitable SFOs in a second. In addition, we offer detailed information about the investment focus, e.g. in which asset classes real estate focused SFOs are investing.

United Arab Emirates Single Family Offices invest in various asset classes

Single family offices from the UAE are active in a wide range of possible asset classes. That makes sense, since through an increased degree of diversification the portfolio risk can be reduced. Furthermore, the background of the single family offices from our database differs. Some families made their fortune in real estate business, while others through the oil industry. Accordingly, a real estate rooted family often also invests in real estate, while entrepreneurial families might want to support new businesses through venture capital or invest in existing, mid-sized companies through private equity. Pretty common in every single family office portfolio are financial investments like stock, bonds or financial products.

Different types of Single Family Offices in the UAE

United Arab Emirates single family offices appear in different types. Most people understand a SFO as a specialized investment firm for a certain family. The investment professionals are carefully evaluating investment opportunities, taking care of the risk management and ensure long-term growth of the fortune, without forgetting to ensure recurring payouts. That’s the case for most family offices, but there are also other types. Some SFOs develop out of an existing family business which starts to invest in business-field related ventures and opportunities. Others are building their family offices – for example – around their real estate business. While some single family offices are held as stock-noted family holdings. Rather new is that some single family offices are also offering their services for external clients (to split the fixed costs of running an investment firm and to enlarge the assets under management). The type of the single family office mainly determines the investment approach and focus.

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