Constructing Success: An Overview of Dubai’s Top Contracting Companies

The UAE has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world, thanks to its vibrant construction industry. In fact, Dubai is home to some of the worldโ€™s tallest and most iconic buildings across the globe. This is all thanks to the focused efforts of the top construction companies in the world. Continue reading below for a list of Dubaiโ€™s leading contracting services

Arabtec Construction LLC 

Composed of a number of subsidiaries, Arabtec is definitely one of the largest and top contracting companies in Dubai. The company focuses on the construction of infrastructure, power, gas, residential and commercial installations as well as property management. 

With revenues of over $4 billion at present, the company was founded by Riad Burhan Kamal back in 1975. The company, which is based in Dubai, became the first construction company to be listed in the Dubai financial market back in 2005.  

Examples of some of their projects include the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and the expansion of Dubai International Airportโ€™s Terminal 1 and 2. 

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCECME)

While the company has only been operating in the Middle East and Dubai since 2006, CSCECME โ€“ an integrated and operational entity of the China State Construction Engineering Corp, the largest transnational construction company in the world โ€“ it has risen quickly to be one of the top contracting companies in Dubai. 

With a 10,000 strong workforce in Dubai, the company has generated over $5 billion in contract value; having worked on numerous mega construction projects in the emirate. Some examples of their work include Rashid Abdulla Omran Hospital, City of Lights and Midfield Terminal Building Mechanical Works & Steel Works etc. 

Emirates Contracting Company 

Operating in the construction industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, the Emirates Contracting Company, which is based in Dubai, was founded back in 2006. As of November 2020 the company is listed in the Dubai financial markets, with a market capitalization of around $2.5 billion. The Emirates Contracting Company was estimated to have revenues of up to $4.5 billion by the year 2022. 

Over the years, the company has worked on huge projects covering hospitality, mixed use, residential, healthcare, office, commercial and retail developments.   

Jumeirah Group

Specializing in the construction of industrial, residential and commercial buildings, the Jumeirah Group is a construction company founded back in 2012. The company has seen rapid growth over the years, and was expected to rake in revenues of up to $1.5 billion by 2022. 

As one of the leading contracting companies in Dubai, the Jumeirah Group has worked on a variety of big projects, among them, Al Barsha, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Business Bay among others. On top of its construction services, the company also provides property leasing and management services.  

Actco General Contracting Company L.L.C

Since 1975, Actco General Contracting Company has been working on helping develop Dubaiโ€™s infrastructure. Employing over 8,000 workers, this civil and electromechanical builder has worked on a variety of major projects including commercial and residential, airport facilities, oil and gas, desalination plants, power plants, and utility developments. A few examples of their projects include Nakheel Mall, Coca Cola plant and the new terminal buildings at the Abu Dhabi International Airport among others.  

Al Jaber LEGT Engineering & Contracting (ALEC)

The Al Jaber Group, which employs more than 50,000 people, is one of the largest multi-dimensional construction companies in the UAE. ALEC is part of the Al Jaber Group. The company focuses on a variety of industrial and trading ventures, in addition to construction. 

ALEC is the groupโ€™s construction company, founded in 1999 and based in Dubai. Over the years, the company, which employs around 14,000 employees, has worked on a variety of impressive projects, such as airport terminals, commercial, residential, hospitality and retail developments among others. Some of their completed projects include, Dubai Hills Estate Regional Mall, Oasis Hospital, Jumeirah Living Marina Gate and many more. 

Six Construct 

A subsidiary of the Belgian giant Besix Construct, Six Construct is a construction company created in 1995 with the aim of being a multidisciplinary building contractor in the Middle East. The company has established itself as one of Dubaiโ€™s top contracting companies by working on a variety of successful projects covering marine, infrastructure, sporting and leisure, residential and commercial developments.  

The company has completed numerous projects including, LEGOLAND Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Water Canal, Manama North Causeway Bridge and many more.  


Dubai is a construction powerhouse in the UAE. And, the above list documents the top contracting companies leading the way in the vibrant construction industry in this part of the world.

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