Founded in Lebanon in 1967, ACC is still owned and managed by the Merehbi and Mikati families.
ACC's first office was opened in Abu Dhabi in 1969 to support the increasing demand for housing and infrastructure in the rapidly developing Emirate. This was followed over the years by offices in Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, 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 and in 2016, we began construction on One Limassol, our first project in Europe.
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.
Mshreib Heritage Quarter – Doha
Completion of the first phase of the prestigious new Heritage Quarter in downtown Doha.
Fujairah F1 Reverse Osmosis Plant Extension
Work commences on this project to extend the Reverse Osmosis Plant at Qidfah, Fujairah.
Installation of NGL Pipeline Pumps at Asab-0
Completion of project to replace NGL pumps to increase production capacity at the Asab-0 plant.
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.
Ruwais 4th NGL Train
Completion of the Ruwais 4th NGL Train project, which increased the capacity of gas processing at the Ruwais Industrial Complex.
Masdar Institue – Abu Dhabi
Completion of the Foster-designed campus for the graduate programme at the Masdar Institue of Science and Technology.
Rosewood Hotel – Abu Dhabi
Completion of the 5* Rosewood Hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island.
Princess Tower – Dubai
Completion of Princess Tower, currently the world’s tallest residential building.
Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi
Completion of Abu Dhabi’s iconic mixed-use development complex, Etihad Towers.
World One – Mumbai, India
Construction starts on what will become the tallest building in India and the second tallest residential building in the world.
Sun and Sky Towers, Reem Island – Abu Dhabi
Completion of two of Abu Dhabi’s tallest buildings, Sun and Sky Towers.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi
Completed work on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in 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.
Al Bidda Tower – Doha
Completion of Al Bidda Tower, our first ‘twisting tower’ and an icon of the Doha skyline.
Almas Tower – Dubai
Completion of the Almas Tower, home to the Dubai Diamond Exchange. Until 2010, Almas Tower was the tallest building in Dubai.
Rose Rotana – Dubai
Completion of the Rose Rotana, the world’s tallest hotel tower at 333 metres.
Emirates Airline HQ – Dubai
Completion of the prestigious HQ building Emirates Airlines.
Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai – Dubai
Completion of the luxury 5* Westin Mina Seyahi Hotel in Dubai Marina.
Platinum Tower – Beirut, Lebanon
Completion of the tallest tower in Lebanon, the Platinum Tower.
La Cigale Hotel – Doha, Qatar
Completion of the 5* La Cigale Hotel in Downtown Doha.
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.
Emirates Palace Hotel – Abu Dhabi
Completion of Kempinski’s luxury 7* Emirates Palace Hotel in 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.
Abu Dhabi Trade Centre (now Abu Dhabi Mall and The Beach Rotana Hotel)
Construction of one of Abu Dhabi’s largest mixed-use developments.
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.
VIP Pavlion, Beirut International Airport – Beirut, Lebanon
Completion of the VIP Pavilion at Beirut Internaitonal Airport.
Taweelah A2 Power Plant
Completion of ACC’s first Power Plant project, which became the benchmark for all IWPP projects in the Gulf
Etisalat Building – Sharjah, UAE
Construction of the iconic HQ of the telecoms company Etisalat in Sharjah.
United Nations ECWSA Building – Beirut, Lebanon
Construction completed on the prestigious UN ECWSA building in Beirut.
National Theatre – Abu Dhabi
Completion of Abu Dhabi’s National Threatre, still one of the largest in the region.
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce
Completion of the construction of Riyadh’s Chamber of Commerce
Palace for HH The Amir of Qatar – Doha
ACC completes its first luxury palace project in Doha for HH The Amir of Qatar.
Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi
Completion of the luxurious offices of the Ruler and Government of Abu Dhabi
Commercial Building in Taif – KSA
Completion of SACC’s first project in KSA.
Al Otaiba Building – Doha
Completion of ACC’s first project in Qatar.
Hamdan Centre, Abu Dhabi
Completion of the Hamdan Centre, Abu Dhabi’s first shopping mall.
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.
International Fair – Tripoli, Lebanon
Work completed on parts of architect Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fair site in Tripoli.
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.