One of the many reasons why expats choose to work in Abu Dhabi is because of the many job opportunities available in this emirate. These include job openings in construction, an industry that continues to thrive in Abu Dhabi… and the rest of the UAE, for that matter.
Indeed, the city is filled with cultural as well as modern structures: Emirates Palace, Etihad Tower, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, etc… landmarks that are created by the best construction firms in the region. In this article, we have gathered a list of the top construction companies in Abu Dhabi, along with some of their most popular projects.
Best Construction Companies in Abu Dhabi
Are you wondering what the leading construction companies in Abu Dhabi are? Well, here’s a list of the very best ones, including a brief description of their history, notable projects, and contact information:
1. Abu Dhabi Construction Company
Abu Dhabi Construction Company (ADCC) was established in 1966 by the late Mr. Hamel bin Khadem Al-Ghaith. It offers services like cryogenic insulation, fireproofing, painting, scaffolding, surface protection, and thermal insulation to various firms, including oil, gas, and industrial companies.
Notably, ADCC has earned an ISO-certification for management, safety, and engineering. It currently has more than 450 employees, including industrial engineers, maintenance engineers, site operation experts, technical supervisors, and other positions.
Address: 3rd Floor Al Etihad, Jumbo Electronics Building, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 2 445 5800
2. Arabian Construction Company
Arabian Construction Company was founded in Lebanon in 1967, and is currently one of the biggest construction companies in the UAE. Having been around for 50 years, the company has built iconic structures in seven countries, including India, UAE, and other countries in the Middle East.
Arabian Construction Company’s projects include numerous hotels, luxury buildings, and even hospitals. In Abu Dhabi, the company is known for managing the construction of the World Trade Centre and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Address: Al Reem Island, Sky Tower Floors 29 & 30, P.O. 2113, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 644 5400
3. MAPCO LLC
MAPCO LLC is an ISO-certified contracting company based in Abu Dhabi. Over the course of three decades, it has been managing a lot of turn-key projects in the Gulf, including those in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.
Among the projects handled by MAPCO LLC are the Abu Dhabi Trade Centre Phase II, Armed Forces Officers Club, Diabetes Centre in Zayed Military Hospital, Etisalat Head Office building, and Imperial College London (ICL). At present, the company has a more than 1800-strong workforce of different nationalities.
Address: 703, Al Yasat Tower, Fatima Bint Mubarak Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 678 3626
4. Oil and Gas Construction Company (OGASCO)
Established in 1994, Oil and Gas Construction Company (OGASCO) specialises in mechanical engineering and steel fabrication. Its services include blasting, fabrication, fireproofing, insulation, painting, scaffolding, welding, and piping spools, among others.
Address: ICAD 1, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 5500 300
5. Pipeline Construction Company (PILCO)
Founded in June 1968, Pipeline Construction Company (PILCO) has been providing a wide range of services to marine, oil, and gas industries in Abu Dhabi for several decades now. The company’s services include logistics, procurement, steel fabrication, welding, and more.
Address: Plot 104 9th St, Mussafah Area, M-17, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 555 0902
6. Royal International Construction LLC (RIC)
Established in 2008, Royal International Construction LLC (RIC) is another leading construction company in the UAE. Among its projects are commercial buildings, hospitals, industrial buildings, luxury villas, multi-story buildings, and warehouses.
The company’s impressive portfolio also includes showrooms, theatres, mosques, and various infrastructure projects. Notably, RIC has delivered projects for famous names such as Majid Al Futtaim, United Alsaqer Group, Baniyas, and the Department of Municipal Affairs in Abu Dhabi.
Address: Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 551 4999
7. Silver Coast Construction and Boring LLC (SCCB)
Silver Coast Construction and Boring LLC (SCCB) was established in Abu Dhabi in 1997. Today, it is one of the leading “multi-disciplinary” contractors in the region, offering services such as design, building, fabrication, plumbing, and more.
Notably, the company’s core mission is “to meet clients’ requirements in the engineering and construction sector with stringent adherence to quality, time, safety and environmental care.”
In terms of projects, SCCB has managed projects for well-known names like City Pharmacy, CPC Emirates of Abu Dhabi, High Point Real Estate, Mubadala, Sanad AD, and even the UAE Ministry of Interior.
Address: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Old Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 621 4494
8. United Engineering Construction Company (UNEC)
United Engineering Construction Company (UNEC) was established in 1976, and is currently one of the leading construction firms in the UAE. Interestingly, one of the company’s main goals is “building tomorrow’s skylines, today.”
UNEC has numerous projects across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. These include Al Reem Integrated Healthcare Centre and Al Sammaliya School in Abu Dhabi, as well as Ajman Saray, Arjaan by Rotana, Azure Residence, Canal Residence, Dunes Village, Furjan, International City, and Dragon Mart 2 in Dubai.
As of this writing, the official website of UNEC states that the company has a workforce of about 10,500 employees and has completed 336 projects. At present, the company has 17 ongoing projects.
Address: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 642 6112
Some Final Thoughts
Without a doubt, some of the best construction companies in the region — if not the world — can be found right here, in Abu Dhabi! Whether you are a real estate investor, project developer, or a jobseeker aiming for a career in the construction industry, we encourage you to get in touch with the above construction firms.
Meanwhile, if you are an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), keep in mind that working in the UAE entails certain rights and responsibilities. Moreover, if you are in need of specific services and assistance, you can get in touch with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Abu Dhabi.