MAB Facilities Management (MAB FM) has developed a strong reputation across the regional FM sector, bagging big contract wins over its 12-year history.Maen Saddeq — MAB FM’s CEO — started the company back in 2005 and recalls: “I had a vision to build an integrated facilities management company in late 2005.
“I came to Dubai and started the company myself, eventually winning our first project in April of 2006 with Emaar in Dubai,” Saddeq says.
In 2007, MAB branched out into neighbouring Abu Dhabi after it established a strategic relationship with Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties — becoming the FM company of choice for its projects that were completed over the next four years. “Al Raha Gardens was our first project win in Abu Dhabi,” Saddeq recalls.
In the years that followed MAB FM established its presence in Sharjah, while expanding regionally in Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saddeq says: “We have managed to build a great team of professionals in all disciplines, growing to more than 5,000 employees. Today, when I look back at the scale of the brand we have managed to develop, it’s been down to the eforts of the staff and management working tirelessly. We are the FM company of choice for clients looking to manage prestigious assets.”
Saddeq speaks fondly of all of MAB’s clients, and says the company has a set pattern when it looks at winning new business. “We are a five-star FM service provider, that’s undeniable ,” says a confident Saddeq as he reclines in his spacious office.
Saddeq backs up that statment by pointing to the company’s list of clientele. MAB is contracted by Abu Dhabi Tourism for the Louvre Museum in the capital, which opened in November 2017. Speaking of the Louvre museum he says: “It’s a project that requires utmost attention from every single team member involved.”
Saddeq is also pleased to have won the contract for The Index tower in DIFC — a 328m tall, 80-storey skyscraper in Dubai’s financial district.
“[We also work with] the engineering office of the Government of Dubai; in Abu Dhabi we serve Etihad Airways, Aldar, Musanada and Mubadala,” Saddeq says glancing out of his window, overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road, that offers a bird’s eye view of DIFC and Downtown Dubai.
In Sharjah, MAB works closely with Shurooq across all of the emirate’s museums, the Al Qasba area and Al Majaz waterfront. Saddeq adds: “We also provide the Government of Sharjah with security solutions across all of its buildings.
“We are not after quantity, considering our projects in Dubai such as Emaar Square, Boulevard Plaza, Marina Mall, Souq Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai and DIFC to name a few. I consider us to be a boutique FM service provider,” he says.
Delving into market conditions and the overall FM sector’s performance, Saddeq isn’t too concerned about issues surrounding cash flow and growth, and says that the FM industry will be in business as long as developers are looking to offer top-notch service to their investors.