After the Second World War, the Alfardan family started a business empire at the heart of Qatar, Doha, and has since built a name for itself as one of the biggest business conglomerates across the GCC region.
AlfardanJewellery was the group’s first venture, when Hussein Alfardan – founder of the family business empire- built a strong reputation for his first company as one of the most renowned pearl traders in Qatar as well as in the GCC region. The jewelry business was followed by Alfardan Exchange in the early 1970s, when the family set up its first exchange house in Doha, Qatar.
Alfardan family then diversified into other businesses including the real estate, automotive, marine and hospitality fields. In 1989, Omar Alfardan officially established Alfardan Group Holding, which currently owns and operates all the Alfardan family businesses under subsidiaries, including Alfardan Automotive Group, Alfardan properties, Alfardan Exchange, Alfardanjewellery, Alfardan trading services, Alfardan marine services and Alfardan hospitality, in addition to other affiliates such as Araco and Consult Overseas.