Top 100 Arab
Family Businesses

96. Abu Issa Holding

Country: Qatar
Sector: Diversified
Establishment: 1981
Chairman and CEO : Ashraf Abu Issa

Abu Issa Holding started as a luxury department store “Blue Salon” in 1981. Today, it houses over 70 businesses across 11 sectors, including retail, ecommerce, hospitality, real estate, broadcasting, contracting, and engineering services, among others. The conglomerate operates in nine countries through 47 branches, 12 warehouses, and 200 retail stores. The group employs more than 4,000 people. The retail division includes global brands Cole Haan, Breitling, Godiva, and Elie Saab, among others. In May 2022, Blue Salon participated in the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition.