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Ladies and Gentlemen,

On March 14, 2016, we celebrated top

talent from across the Group at the annual

Employee Excellence Awards ceremony

held at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort &

Spa, Autograph Collection.

I believe it is important to reward

and recognise staff that consistently

outperform. These are people who are

hardworking, motivated and disciplined;

attributes which lead to success. I am very

proud of them.

I always say that our staff are our biggest assets. This is what makes a company

succeed. We are doing exceptionally well throughout all our units, and staff should be

recognised for their hard work and commitment.

As a Group we have grown significantly, especially in the past 12 months. In our

hospitality division we now have seven hotels abroad, and seven in Dubai – including

those under construction. Our real estate division is expanding with debut of the

Residence Collection at Al Habtoor City, a new landmark in Dubai. Plus, we are in the

process of developing luxury villas at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club – an upmarket

equestrian haven in DubaiLand.

Al Habtoor Motors is number one in the world across most of its brands, and we now

have a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Mitsubishi Fuso. In addition, we

recently opened the world’s first Bentley Café and Boutique, and soon we will open the

world’s first iconic Bentley Showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Our schools, Emirates International School, Jumeirah and Meadows each year improve

on the last. Many of our students are graduating to some of the world’s top universities.

This is a great achievement. We are preparing our young people to go out into the world

armed with the right skillsets to succeed.

This year I selected three winners for the Chairman’s Award. Sunderesh Iyer, Chief

Operating Officer, Al Habtoor Investment - Al Habtoor Group. He has been active in the

Group’s expansion overseas. Maan Halabi, Managing Director, Al Habtoor Group, who

has been at the Group for decades, has played a key role across the Group entities. The

final winner was Yusef Shalabi, Technical Advisor to the Chairman, Al Habtoor Group.

Yusef has been with me since the 1980s, and is one of the best engineers I have ever

worked with.

Al Habtoor Motors is a worthy winner for the fourth year in a row. I am very proud of the

management team and all the staff across all our network of branches.

Congratulations to all our winners and wishing all of you all successful year ahead.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Founder and Chairman

Al Habtoor Group

To view the video of the speech click here