The top fit-out firms in the UAE: Fitting additions

Published: 18 June 2020 - 3:13 a.m.
By: Jane O'Neill
There are plenty of incredible fit-out firms operating in the region, and while we've just run through 17 of the best, and while his feature is by no means meant to be an exhaustive, there are some others that we think are worth mentioning.

First up is Abanos, one of the region's largest interior fit-out and joinery companies in the UAE, operating since 1985 and with a 1,000-plus workforce. The firm, which is based in Dubai Investments Park, offers services including architects, designers and building contractors and projects include Dubai's Studio One hotel.

Al Shafar Interiors, part of construction firm ASGC, is headed up by managing director Dimitri Papakonstaninou is based in Dubai and has a woodwork factory in Dubai Investments Park. The firm specialises in turnkey fit-outs. Projects include the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020, Indian restaurant Tamba in Abu Dhabi, and Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk.

Since 2009, A&T Group Interiors, has operated out of the UAE and in the Saudi Arabia and Kuwait markets. Notable projects include CeLaVi in Address Sky View Towers, Farzi Café in Mall of the Emirates and Saya Braserrie Café in Dubai's City Walk.

Dufit Interiors specialises in turnkey solutions in the commercial, healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors, working with the likes of Nakheel, Emaar and Emirates Group on projects across Dubai and is expanding into Saudi Arabia.

Another firm that continues to innovate and expand is GDM Interiors, under the stewardship of managing director Vishal Motwani. It is a multidisciplinary fit-out company focusing on the retail, commercial, hospitality, office and residential sectors. The firm has more than 100 staff working out of Dubai and has its own workshop. Big projects include Nando's, Magic Planet and ZOOM. The Nail Spa and others that are spread across the F&B, residential, commercial, and hospitality sectors.

Headed up by CEO Sean Nicholson, INC Interiors have operated in the UAE since 2008 delivering full turnkey interior solutions covering design, construction, IT and furniture, Projects include KidZania, and offices for Deezer. The firm is expanding in Dubai and has opened an office in Saudi Arabia.

Pinnacle Interiors, headed by founder and managing director Joseph Charles, is an interior design and fit-out firm operating in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and across the UAE. Projects include Toplum restaurant at Mirdif City Centre, offices for Dyson and Club Vista Mare in Dubai.

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