United Arab Emirates' Al-Futtaim family
Al-Futtaim is one of the biggest names in Dubai and, increasingly, the wider Middle East’s retail, automotive and property development sectors. World-class brands, retailers, car manufacturers and property developers in the Middle East will almost certainly find themselves a competitor or partner of a Futtaim business. This 12-page report highlights the risks and opportunities associated with the Al-Futtaim. It explains how politics and business combined to create an immense family fortune. It reveals, for example, how the family played a key role in infrastructure projects that have defined Dubai (such as the Maktoum Bridge), and continues to be involved in mega-projects today.