01 November 2016
Dubai, UAE – Qatar-based Abuissa Holding, one of the leading conglomerates in the Middle East, expanded its operations in Dubai with the opening today of its first restaurant in the Emirate, Divan Patisserie at Dubai Mall. The company manages diversified business interests in segments ranging from arts and photography to high-end retail, distribution and F&B.
Divan Patisserie is a well-known Turkish brand, starting in 1956 with one shop in the Divan Istanbul Hotel and now having grown to more than 200 restaurants throughout Turkey and greater Europe. The new restaurant at Dubai Mall is only the second Divan Patisserie in the Middle East, following an opening in Doha, Qatar in 2015.
Nabil Abu Issa, Vice Chairman, Abuissa Holding, sees great opportunity for growth in Dubai. “Our long history in this region is unparalleled, and we manage an incredible portfolio of brands and businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies across three continents. Divan Patisserie is only the first of many retail and restaurant concepts we plan for the UAE,” he said.
Other brands within the Abuissa Holding portfolio include high-end fashion brands Brooks Brothers, Elie Saab, MCM, Cole Haan and Aigner. In addition to international brands, the company manages its own lifestyle house brands focusing on jewelry, home furnishings, electronics and fashion.
“Dubai is the economic engine that fuels strong growth throughout the entire Middle East, said Fawaz Idrissi, CEO Abuissa Holding. “As the fashion and retail hub of the Middle East, we see unlimited opportunity to bring the world’s best brands here. Paired with our company’s unique culture and commitment to the communities we serve, we know that our customers and stakeholders will greatly benefit.”
For names of the spokespersons in the image attached, please find below details:
(From Left to Right)
1. Mr. Fawaz Idrissi – CEO Abu Issa Holding
2. Mr. Nabil Abu Issa – Vice Chairman Abu Issa Holding
3. Mr. Muhammad Abu Issa – MD Grand Stores
4. Mr. Richard Applebaum – CEO Divan Group
5. Mr. Fuad Hasan Abul
6. Mr. Ahamed Koya
About Abu Issa Holding
Abuissa Holding owns and operates a global network of market-leading businesses as one of the most diversified and progressive establishments in Qatar. With a portfolio that supplies the best in talent, innovation, expertise and resources, AIH continually challenges the regions we work in, and the standards we work at. A decade after Qatar’s Independence in 1971, AIH launched its first concept – Blue salon, when Qatar was but a modest state, on the cusp of its explosion into the oil and gas industry. From a small town of pearl diver and trading settlers, the Abu Issa family evolved a dream and a vision to be amongst the first pioneers of economic development. One man’s dedication – the late Mr. AbdulRahim Abu Issa, coupled with the entrepreneurial streak of his eldest son – the vision of Chairman Ashraf Abu Issa who took over at the age of 19 - gave rise to a Qatari Phenomenon that continues to hold its reputation as the regional innovator, today setting its sights beyond Qatar. More information at Abuissa.com.
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