Top 100 Arab
Family Businesses

98. Marafie Group

Country: Kuwait
Sector: Diversified
Establishment: 1919
Chairman: Abdullah Mohamed Rafie Marafie

Founded by Mohammad Rafie Hussain Marafie, the Marafie Group today operates in various sectors, including hospitality and real estate, manufacturing, audio-visual systems, power systems, and data centers. It has 30 subsidiaries and over 300 brands. It employs over 1,500 people. The group’s subsidiaries include First Hotels, Radisson Blue Hotel Kuwait, the Oasis Hotel, Kuwait Capital Real Estate, the First Holding Company, the Wara Construction Company, and the Al-Ryadh Group. The Marafie Group organized a voluntary campaign in February 2022 to remove waste dumped along the shore, “Revitalizing the Ushairij Beach,” in collaboration with Kuwait Municipality and the Environment Public Authority.