Our Story

Smart Agility. Entrepreneurial Energy. Family Values.

Our roots go back over four decades when Dr. Saad F. Al Khayyat founded our first business with the goal to build Al Khayyat Investments (AKI) as a new breed of family business. Today we work across a diverse portfolio of businesses and partnerships, touching many parts of people’s lives to bring them the things that matter. We approach everything we do with a spirit of smart agility, an entrepreneurial energy and an open to opportunity attitude, driven by our people, working together to build a better and more sustainable future.

At every step, every touchpoint and every interaction we strive for excellence, nurturing long-term relationships through integrity, trust and a commitment to delivering beyond the expected. Born out of Dubai, with a regional presence, we share the spirit, energy and optimism for what is possible today and tomorrow, as we play our role in helping drive a more sustainable environment, supporting long-term economic growth wherever we operate.

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Our Ambition

To be the region’s defining business group of the next decade.

Our Purpose

To create meaningful impact in people’s lives, each and every day.

Our Mission

To deliver on our growth ambitions, through a relentless focus on excellence.

Our Values

Our DNA is proudly rooted in the core building blocks of family, guiding how we think, operate and deliver. This foundation compels us forward and encourages us to support and inspire each other, taking a long-term view and being truly invested in the relationships that we have.

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Our Journey

Originally founded in 1982 by Dr. Saad F. Al Khayyat, AKI has grown from a pharma company in Dubai to a multibillion dollar diversified business across the Middle East. Dr Saad’s founding entrepreneurial vision, people-first approach and passionate belief in family values continue to be at the core of AKI today, driving the business forward and guiding how we think and operate.

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