Named after one of the seven oases in Al Ain, Al Qattara stands true to its
namesake. A dynamic center of projects originating in the birthplace of the
late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Al Qattara was founded on the
desire to develop sports, residential, business and hospitality space in the
garden city of Al Ain.



Al Qattara was born out of a vision to build an inspirational stadium that
would celebrate the people and heritage of Al Ain. This vision started to take
form in 2012 and was realized in 2014 when the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
opened its doors to reveal an architectural marvel, unprecedented in the
region. The resulting venue is as impressive as it is technologically advanced
and – with a capacity of 25,000 – it has truly ignited a sense of pride amongst
the sports loving people of Al Ain, becoming a beloved focal point of unity
and entertainment for the community.



Al Qattara prioritizes human connections, and believes that all people
deserve an exceptional experience in their living environment. With a
diversified portfolio of investments across several industries ranging from
hospitality to real estate and sports, our dedication to delivering a unique
experience to every individual is our promise. In this way, Al Qattara fosters a
culture of partnership and community.



Al Qattara brings people together and nurtures tradition and culture by
creating integrated communities.




The Al Qattara Group

Based in Abu Dhabi, we continue to grow our services in the five companies in
the group:



Masterplanning, development management & delivery


Commercial real estate


Investments in hospitality


Investments in stadiums and sports assets


Diversified investments including real estate and private equity

The Team

Board of Directors
Executive Management Team

Ahmed Barakat

Director- Asset Management

Ahmed is the Director of Asset Management at Al Qattara Investments, a private investment company in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Ahmed’s role at Al Qattara Investments involves the growing of the business. He also supports in managing the banking relationships that the company. Before joining Al Qattara, Ahmed, was the Head of Merrill Lynch’s wealth management business in the UAE.
He was the head of Credit Suisse private banking representative office in Abu Dhabi before joining Merrill Lynch.
Prior to that, he was the Head of the Wealth Management Group (WMG) and a member of the Management Executive Committee at ADCB, the second largest bank in Abu Dhabi. At ADCB, he also held multiple board positions in Al Dhabi Brokerage Company L.L.C., Abu Dhabi Commercial Islamic Finance Company L.L.C., and ADCB Asset Management S.R.L, ADCB’s Luxembourg asset management company. He also set up the ADCB Jersey branch and was the Senior Manager registered with the JFSA. He was also a member of the advisory board of ADCB funds management.
Earlier in his career in Egypt, he worked for Citibank Egypt as the investments and liabilities product head and at Concord Investments, one of the largest fund managers in Egypt, as the head of trading.
He holds a bachelor of arts from the American University in Cairo.




H.E. Mohamed Al Mazrouei is the Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Aviation Group P.J.S.C. Formerly, H.E. Al Mazrouei was a member of the Abu Dhabi Government Restructuring Committee (ADGRC) and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, which is a government entity that provides strategic policy and communications advice to the Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. H.E. Al Mazrouei earned his Bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University of Boston in Business Administration specialising in Finance.



His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak is Chairman of Aldar Properties PSJC and prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Portfolio Management Officer at Aldar. Mohamed has been integral to the development of Aldar’s operational businesses as well as that of the fast growing Sales & Leasing, Property & Asset Management and Facilities Management units within the organisation. Prior to joining Aldar, he worked with the corporate and investment bank Barclays Capital in London, focusing on investment and finance in the MENA region. Mohamed is the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority as well as the Chairman of Farah Leisure (operator of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld), Aldar Academies and Imagination. Mohamed is a graduate of Northeastern University (USA), with a double major in Economics and Political Science.



Rabih Abouchakra is the founder and Managing Director of the Office of Strategic Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court since 2009. Previously, he was a Partner of Booz & Company based in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office and leading the “Organization and Strategy” practice in the Middle East. Prior to that Mr. Abouchakra was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Abouchakra is a member of the Advisory Boards of INSEAD Abu Dhabi and University of Zurich Department of Economics and the Higher Organizing Committee of the 2019 Special Olympics. Mr. Abouchakra holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master of Telecommunication Engineering and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Top of Class honors from McGill University in Canada.



Kareem Nagy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chairman’s Office of Etihad Aviation Group. Previously, Kareem was the Chief Executive Officer of Al Qattara Investments as well as of Al Ain Club Investment Company; the investment, commercial and operating arm of Al Ain Club. Prior to working with Al Qattara, Kareem was a senior advisor to the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, and before that a senior Advisor to the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, a Senior Manager with Mubadala and a consultant with Mckinsey & Company. Kareem hold an Honors Degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Finance from the American University in Cairo.



Ibrahim Al Mannaee is a Director of Strategic Affairs at the Chairman’s Office, Etihad Aviation Group. He joined Etihad from the Crown Prince Court where he was a Director at the Office of Strategic Affairs, responsible for providing strategic perspectives, analysis, and recommendations on emerging local and global socioeconomic issues. Prior to that, he was a Market Operations Specialist at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. Ibrahim is a Founding Member of Al Bayt Mitwahid Association, an NGO he led the establishment with colleagues from the Crown Prince Court to promote giving back to the community. Ibrahim holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Economics from the American University of Sharjah. He holds a Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development from the MIT Center for Real Estate.

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Director - Project Delivery and Development

Jonathan has led the successful on-time and within budget delivery of the HBZ Stadium and is leading the delivery of the further phases of the mixed use development. He has a total of 39 years of international experience in client development management and consultant and contractor project and design management (18 of these years in the MENA region). In his earlier career, Jonathan worked with many architectural and contracting industry leaders and has extensive experience in large scale mixed use mega projects, data centers, stadiums, super high-rise, museums, educational facilities, hospitality facilities and municipal buildings. Jonathan is a Chartered Surveyor, a Chartered Builder and an Arbitrator.



Director - Finance

Ayman has 16 years of experience in finance, audit and advisory services. Ayman was a Director at Ernst & Young before joining Al Qattara. He is a qualified CPA and CIA from USA. He currently oversees the finance function at Al Qattara Investments and its subsidiaries. Ayman has strong finance experience in the construction, real estate, banking and investment industries having served leading multinational, national and regional companies during his professional experience in UAE and North America.


Our Mission

  • Investing in developments that contribute to the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi and the UAE
  • Creating state-of-the-art communities with honesty, integrity and operational excellence
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with communities and business
  • Maximising returns to our shareholders

A project by Al Qattara is a project that enriches your life


Our Vision

To be a leading real estate development and investment company, committed to improving the business and communities of the UAE and the employer of choice in our field.