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Power Hour 2020: RAQ Contracting CEO, Rami Al Qaisi, takes 24th spot

CBNME’S Power Hour Annual List of the Middle East’s Top 60 features the most prominent Contractors, Real estate Developers, Consultants, Architects, Facilities Management, Asset Management Companies, and so much more that encapsulates the construction industry.

These influential leaders have reshaped the industry with their introduction of new innovative strategies and thought leadership that makes them stand apart in 2020.

You can check out the full coverage of the Power Hour here.



RAQ Contracting established its operations in Dubai in 2013 with CEO Rami Al Qaisi leading the company since its inception.

Over the past 12 months, RAQ has successfully executed and worked on projects such as successfully delivering the Dubai Airport Freezone’s high-end commercial complex and the 13-building complex for Jebel Ali Freezone, RTA bus stations, a consolidated engineering complex for Galadari Engineering Works and a ‘Built to Suit’ with Jaguar Land Rover among a few, and have crucially commenced executing on nine Expo projects.

Rami told CBNME: “Our success in being a diversified general contractor has repeatedly been winning the trust of our existing clients. We have been fortunate to work with repeat names in the region such as DP World, Dubai Silicon Oasis, RTA, Wasl Properties, and many more.

We aim for efficiency as well as quality and strive to be ahead of schedule on our projects. We were able to achieve, for instance, a 5-day cycle per slab on one of our high-rise projects in Dubai.

From the beginning, our goal has been to set out and establish our position as one of the contractors on the region’s upper echelon. With our consistent dedication, quality and delivery, and financials, we have completed projects to the complete satisfaction of our clients.”

Apart from big project wins, under Rami’s leadership, the company invested heavily in young talent by initiating several university internship programs. Furthermore, RAQ established a special business unit that looks into new construction methodologies and investigates the viability of adopting new material sciences.

Rami concluded by telling us: “Our consistent practices have always been to collaborate with prestigious clients by leveraging our design and build capabilities.”