Our Timeline

Founded in Lebanon in 1967, ACC is still owned and managed by the Merehbi and Mikati families.

We opened our first office in Abu Dhabi in 1969 to support the increasing demand for housing and infrastructure in the rapidly developing Emirate, followed over the years by offices in Dubai, Qatar, KSA, Jordan and Egypt as demand and our capabilities grew. More recently we have begun to expand our operations into India as demand for quality high-rise construction projects has grown in the country. Our long history in the Middle East has meant that we have been responsible for the construction of many of the region's landmarks, as well as vital infrastructure and oil & gas projects. This timeline is just a selection of the many projects we have completed over the past 50 years.
2015
Mshreib Heritage Quarter – Doha
Mshreib Heritage Quarter – Doha

Completion of the first phase of the prestigious new Heritage Quarter in downtown Doha.

2015
Fujairah F1 Reverse Osmosis Plant Extension
Fujairah F1 Reverse Osmosis Plant Extension

Work commences on this project to extend the Reverse Osmosis Plant at Qidfah, Fujairah.

2015
Installation of NGL Pipeline Pumps at Asab-0
Installation of NGL Pipeline Pumps at Asab-0

Completion of project to replace NGL pumps to increase production capacity at the Asab-0 plant.

2014
World Trade Centre – Abu Dhabi
World Trade Centre – Abu Dhabi

Completion of the World Trade Centre Development in Abu Dhabi, including the 382 metre tall Burj Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Tower, the tallest in the city.

2014
Ruwais 4th NGL Train
Ruwais 4th NGL Train

Completion of the Ruwais 4th NGL Train project, which increased the capacity of gas processing at the Ruwais Industrial Complex.

2013
Masdar Institue – Abu Dhabi
Masdar Institue – Abu Dhabi

Completion of the Foster-designed campus for the graduate programme at the Masdar Institue of Science and Technology.

2013
Rosewood Hotel – Abu Dhabi
Rosewood Hotel – Abu Dhabi

Completion of the 5* Rosewood Hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island.

2012
Princess Tower – Dubai
Princess Tower – Dubai

Completion of Princess Tower, currently the world’s tallest residential building.

2012
Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi
Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi

Completion of Abu Dhabi’s iconic mixed-use development complex, Etihad Towers.

2011
World One – Mumbai, India
World One – Mumbai, India

Construction starts on what will become the tallest building in India and the second tallest residential building in the world.

2010
Sun and Sky Towers, Reem Island – Abu Dhabi
Sun and Sky Towers, Reem Island – Abu Dhabi

Completion of two of Abu Dhabi’s tallest buildings, Sun and Sky Towers.

2010
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi

Completed work on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

2010
Liwa Strategic Water Storage and Recovery Project – Abu Dhabi
Liwa Strategic Water Storage and Recovery Project – Abu Dhabi

Work commences on the Liwa Strategic water storage and recovery project, one of the largest of its kind in the world.

2009
Al Bidda Tower – Doha
Al Bidda Tower – Doha

Completion of Al Bidda Tower, our first ‘twisting tower’  and an icon of the Doha skyline.

2009
Almas Tower – Dubai
Almas Tower – Dubai

Completion of the Almas Tower, home to the Dubai Diamond Exchange and what was until 2010 the tallest building in Dubai.

2009
Rose Rotana – Dubai
Rose Rotana – Dubai

Completion of the Rose Rotana, the world’s tallest hotel tower at 333 metres.

2009
Emirates Airline HQ – Dubai
Emirates Airline HQ – Dubai

Completion of the prestigious HQ building Emirates Airlines.

2009
Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai – Dubai
Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai – Dubai

Completion of the luxury 5* Westin Mina Seyahi Hotel in Dubai Marina.

2008
Platinum Tower – Beirut, Lebanon
Platinum Tower – Beirut, Lebanon

Completion of the tallest tower in Lebanon, the Platinum Tower.

2007
La Cigale Hotel – Doha, Qatar
La Cigale Hotel – Doha, Qatar

Completion of the 5* La Cigale Hotel in Downtown Doha.

2007
Children’s Oncology Hospital – Cairo, Egypt
Children’s Oncology Hospital – Cairo, Egypt

Opening of the Children’s Oncology Hospital in Cairo, one of the largest children’s cancer hospitals in the world.

2005
Emirates Palace Hotel – Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace Hotel – Abu Dhabi

Completion of Kempinski’s luxury 7* Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

2004
Shuweihat S1 – Abu Dhabi
Shuweihat S1 – Abu Dhabi

Completion of the Shuweihat S1 Independent Power and Desalination Plant, one of the world’s alrgest combined power and water complexes.

2004
Abu Dhabi Trade Centre (now Abu Dhabi Mall and The Beach Rotana Hotel)
Abu Dhabi Trade Centre (now Abu Dhabi Mall and The Beach Rotana Hotel)

Construction of one of Abu Dhabi’s largest mixed-use developments.

2003
Fujairah F1 Desalination Plant – Fujairah, UAE
Fujairah F1 Desalination Plant – Fujairah, UAE

Completion of civil works and steel structure at the Fujairah F1 Desalination Plant, one of the world’s largest operating hybrid desalination plants.

2001
VIP Pavlion, Beirut International Airport – Beirut, Lebanon
VIP Pavlion, Beirut International Airport – Beirut, Lebanon

Completion of the VIP Pavilion at Beirut Internaitonal Airport.

2001
Taweelah A2 Power Plant
Taweelah A2 Power Plant

Completion of ACC’s first Power Plant project, which became the benchmark for all IWPP projects in the Gulf

1999
Etisalat Building – Sharjah, UAE
Etisalat Building – Sharjah, UAE

Construction of the iconic HQ of the telecoms company Etisalat in Sharjah.

1997
United Nations ECWSA Building – Beirut, Lebanon
United Nations ECWSA Building – Beirut, Lebanon

Construction completed on the prestigious UN ECWSA building in Beirut.

1984
National Theatre – Abu Dhabi
National Theatre – Abu Dhabi

Completion of Abu Dhabi’s National Threatre, still one of the largest in the region.

1983
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce

Completion of the construction of Riyadh’s Chamber of Commerce

1983
Palace for HH The Amir of Qatar – Doha
Palace for HH The Amir of Qatar – Doha

ACC completes its first luxury palace project in Doha for HH The Amir of Qatar.

1981
Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi
Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi

Completion of the luxurious offices of the Ruler and Government of Abu Dhabi

1980
Commercial Building in Taif – KSA
Commercial Building in Taif – KSA

Completion of SACC’s first project in KSA.

1979
Al Otaiba Building – Doha
Al Otaiba Building – Doha

Completion of ACC’s first project in Qatar.

1979
Hamdan Centre, Abu Dhabi
Hamdan Centre, Abu Dhabi

Completion of the Hamdan Centre, Abu Dhabi’s first shopping mall.

1973
Sheikh Seif and Mana Otaiba Buildings – Abu Dhabi, Corniche
Sheikh Seif and Mana Otaiba Buildings – Abu Dhabi, Corniche

ACC constructs Abu Dhabi’s first two high-rise buildings for office and residential purposes on the Corniche.

1969
International Fair – Tripoli, Lebanon
International Fair – Tripoli, Lebanon

Work completed on parts of architect Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fair site in Tripoli.

1967
American Life Insurance Building – Beirut, Lebanon
American Life Insurance Building – Beirut, Lebanon

The first project of the newly formed Arabian Construction Company was the prestigious American Life Insurance Building in Beirut.