• The leading Saudi Automotive Distributor will expand its footprint in the UAE market by opening its first facility in Abu Dhabi in January 2023, followed by Dubai and Sharjah.
  • ALTAWKILAT represents world-class automotive brands in the region and plans to bring new luxury offerings to the market while providing customers with a premium experience.
  • ALTAWKILAT is one of the largest and most renowned automotive distributors in Saudi Arabia, with over 75 years of experience of serving customers in the country.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 December 2022 – The renowned Saudi Arabian automotive distributor, ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors, is set to officially open its first dealership in Abu Dhabi come January 2023, introducing the luxury car brand, Hongqi to the market as its exclusive distributor in the United Arab Emirates. With over 75 years of experience serving clientele in Saudi Arabia, ALTAWKILAT represents world-class automotive brands such as Maserati, Infiniti, Chevrolet, GMC, Dongfeng and Hongqi in the region, with a solid network of dealerships and service centers.

By entering the UAE automotive retail market, the company aims to provide superior products and services to customers through continuous pursuit of operational excellence and close partnerships with suppliers.

In a comment on the expansion to the UAE market, Eng Mohamed Salahuddeen Abduljawad, ALTAWKILAT Chairman and CEO, commented: “Our entry into the UAE market is a proud reminder of how far we’ve come in being the customers’ preferred automotive distributor choice. We began with a humble start of five dealerships and grew to 41 at present, and we will continue our growth plans in both markets. At our UAE facility, we aim to continue expanding our talent pool, which currently stands at 2,000 employees, who have made ALTAWKILAT the renowned company it is today. We look forward to welcoming customers to the Abu Dhabi dealership and providing them with the highest levels of service.”


About ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors

ALTAWKILAT is part of TAWAD Holding, which deals in Automotive Retailing, Car Rental and Leasing, Consumer Finance, Real Estate, Power Generation, Heavy Duty construction equipment and Auto Ancillaries.

Currently, ALTAWKILAT operates from its headquarters in Jeddah, with a total of 41 branches in Saudi Arabia. The company leases over 9,000 vehicles for big companies in the Kingdom, such as Aramco and SCECO, and boasts over 2,000 staff members, with a narrowed focus on the employment of local talent and specialised training programmes that ensure a high degree of customer care through omnichannel contact management technologies. Thanks to these efforts, the company’s customer engagement center is ranked as one of the top engagement centers in the region.

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