Our Journey

40 years of continuous growth

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. Today we deliver specialist products, intelligence and services, enabling people to live healthier and more active lives.

The world’s valuable names trust us to nurture and elevate their brands, grow their market potential and deepen engagement with their consumers. Our construction, landscaping, design and maintenance teams create and shape exceptional environments across commercial, government and residential spaces. AKI’s market-leading position continues to be driven by our expert people, unmatched local knowledge and longstanding heritage, underpinned by continued technology investments in our supply chain and logistics operations.