Tamimi Group
Top 100 Arab Family Businesses in the Middle East
Rank: 99

Tamimi Group

Country: Saudi Arabia
Sector: Diversified
Establishment: 1940
Chairperson: Tariq Al Tamimi
Founded in 1940 as a pipeline installation and contracting business by Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al-Tamimi, the Tamimi Group today has more than 30 companies spanning more than nine sectors, including real estate, energy, and construction. Headquartered in Dammam, the company has offices in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and the U.A.E, as well as most major cities in Saudi Arabia, and employs more than 18,000 people. Among its companies is Tamimi Markets, which opened one of the kingdom’s first modern supermarkets in 1979, and has a partnership with U.S.-based food retailer Safeway. It also owns Tamimi Commercial Division, one of Saudi Arabia’s oldest and largest importers and distributors.