About Us

History, Expansion and Growth

The Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Group was founded in 1964 and has enjoyed steady growth during this period by strategically investing and growing organically.

DBA & Sons has established its presence in a wide range of segments like Infrastructure, Material Handling, Oil Field, Quarry & Mining, Air Conditioning and Transportation with rental solutions also offered in these fields of operation. The Group Head Quarters in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi defines the company. The imposing HQ building was constructed by Saif Bin Darwish; the Construction & Civil Engineering Division and forms an integral part of the Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Group.

DBA has been operating in the UAE for over half a century and has left its calling card all over Abu Dhabi, from iconic landmarks such as the Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, the Sheikh Zayed Tunnel to the city’s buses. The Group has been nurturing the Emirate from the beginning; focused on building a sustainable business incorporating family values.



To be (regarded as) a premier business group in the Emirates to support, offer quality and reliable industrial services which can be trusted in the development of the UAE.

Recognized for quality and professionalism, respected for our commitment to health, safety and the environment and acknowledged for our social responsibility and for our continued contribution to the development of the Emirate and the UAE.


To grow our business sustainably, never compromising on the aspirations of our Vision, incorporating family values, integrity and respect for others in all that we do. Offering all our clients high quality service, completing projects on time and exceeding expectations.

Core Value

At the heart of the Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Group are modern methods tied with old fashioned values; this is why it has been trusted for over half a century and will continue to be for many more to come.

As a company with strong family values, we are committed to doing business in an ethical manner. It is key to our success – past, present and future.

Director’s Message…

“The Company has managed 60 successful years by moving with the times. We try to modernize our Company year on year. We introduce modern sophisticated systems, modern ways of working… we follow the international standards, working in Europe, America, Japan… We always try to keep our targets aligned with international standards. That’s why our company is certified by international benchmarks – that is the secret of keeping our company successful.”

– Mr. Abdulla Darwish Alketbi

Corporate Governance

The Darwish Bin Ahmed family have established and expanded its business organization for over half a century, and whilst most of its business activities are undertaken in the United Arab Emirates, it does have business interests in a number of countries worldwide.

CSR & Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility

For over half a century, Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons have retained the trust of its customers and it has never forgotten to give something back.

“We believe that contributing to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the communities where we live and work is not only our responsibility but our duty.” Mr. Abdulla Darwish – Group Managing Director.

As part of the company’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), DBA/UMHE worked closely with the Police Force and Emergency Services and provided manpower, water pumps, bowsers, various trucks, plant and equipment required to alleviate the flooding and problems created by the severe weather and flooding in the UAE, March 2016. The company has received an award from the Police Force for this contribution.


We recognize the importance of effectively managing the Quality Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) factors of the business: in line with this, a suitable management system has been developed and implemented to ensure good QHSE performance for the overall success of the group.

The manual outlines the nature and scope of the management systems as directed in the ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards and in key interested party requirements. Although detailed technical information for specific activities and divisions is not included therein, the main elements of the integrated management system as well as interactions are defined, providing a suitable guide to employees (and other interested parties). The manual highlights fundamental processes to be implemented and maintained to ensure activities are conducted in a manner that:

  • Protects the health and safety of employees
  • Protects the environment and facilitates sustainability
  • Meets all quality requirements


Story Timeline


January 14, 1965

Trading & Construction. Crushers & Transport – Saif Bin Darwish. Produces the highest and most consistent quality of raw materials.

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January 14, 1970

Workshop & Asset Management. 100% in-house maintenance of more than 3,000 units of commercial vehicles and equipment.

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January 14, 1992

MAN Trucks Division. Exclusive distributor of MAN Trucks in the United Arab Emirates.

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August 4, 1995

Establishment of Planning & Control Department.

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January 1, 1996

Establishment of United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. LLC. HE Parts, Hydraulics and Tyres. Imports and trades with more than 50 countries across the globe.

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January 14, 1997

AHI Carrier – International joint venture with operations in 4 Continents

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July 14, 1998

DBA Infotech. Integrates all DBA business units at an enterprise level.

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July 14, 2004

Warehousing and Inventory Management. 100,000 sqm capacity state-of-the-art Warehouse.

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September 15, 2004

Crushing and Light Equipment. Crusher plant equipment launched, pioneer distributors of DAEMO rock breakers and Astec.

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July 14, 2005

QA/QC & HSE Division for the Group

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August 9, 2005

Logistics Division (Inbound & Outbound) for the Group

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July 14, 2006

MAN Bus Division Supply of MAN Bus to RTA and DOT

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July 14, 2007

Planning & Control Division for the Group

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August 7, 2007

Yale Forklifts Dealership.

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July 14, 2012

New headquarters in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

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July 14, 2013

Sales office & Warehouse – Saudi Arabia

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July 14, 2014

Diamond Steel Industries. Diamond Steel Industries. Primary supplier for truck bodies and major steel fabricator to various projects in oil & gas industry.

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July 14, 2015

Heavy Equipment, Parts & Service – United Motors. Business association with SANY for heavy construction equipment.

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July 14, 2016

Recipient of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award.

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August 17, 2016

Acquired MAN TopUsed.

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July 14, 2017

DBA CYBERTECH – Pune, India.

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August 17, 2017

Sales office & Warehouse – Sultanate of Oman

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September 20, 2017

New Office, Showroom and Warehouse Facility in the Emirate of Sharjah – United Motors.

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May 22, 2019

year-on-year growth Year-on-year growth. One of the leading business organizations in the UAE and has seen a steady growth in both domestic and international businesses.

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July 14, 2019

25years MAN-DBA Anniversary.

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July 14, 2021

Wacker Neuson Dealership – United Motors

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July 14, 2021

New office and Showroom facility in Mussafah 35 – United Motors

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