Our operations

Mubadala's business is structured around four global business platforms that together encompass our interests across 11 sectors and over 20 countries. These platforms allow us to scale and manage our portfolio for growth while maintaining the highest international standards of governance and risk management.

Emerging Sectors

"We are addressing the region’s most pressing needs by establishing and integrating a network of world-class healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi that deliver new levels of patient experience."

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi

Deputy Group CEO & Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Sectors

Emerging Sectors is mandated and designed to drive growth across Mubadala’s healthcare, real estate and infrastructure, and financial portfolios.

In Mubadala Capital, we have internal expertise that enables us to make direct private equity investments, deploy indirect capital through third party funds, take trading positions in public markets, and establish sovereign investment partnerships. This enables Mubadala to be an agile investor, driving sustainable returns and establishing positions across markets where we see long-term potential.

In healthcare, we are addressing the region’s most pressing needs by establishing and integrating a network of world-class healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi that deliver new levels of patient experience. In doing so we are significantly advancing the local healthcare system and making a profound impact on the UAE.

In real estate and infrastructure, our developments are central to Abu Dhabi’s future growth, and range from master-planning and developing the new International Financial Center, to education infrastructure that forms the foundations of our knowledge-based economy. Increasingly we see opportunities to leverage our experience to be an investor in projects that are at the heart of major cities across the globe.


Real Estate & Infrastructure

Laying the foundations for economic growth is integral to meeting our shareholder’s vision for the long-term development of Abu Dhabi. We are investing in the critical physical and social infrastructure required for well-organized societies to flourish, from several leading-edge university campuses to most recently, a world-class International Finance Center (IFC).

Modeled on the world’s leading IFCs, Al Maryah Island brings to life a visionary concept for mixed-use, sustainable development integrated with the existing urban framework. Now home to the emirate’s financial free zone, Abu Dhabi Global Market, the district is attracting tenants to its LEED-certified structures and enticing visitors with an array of retail and hospitality amenities. 2015 promises a significant next phase of development, with the opening of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, construction completion of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, and development of Al Maryah Central shopping center.

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Sector Trends

  • Population growth is leading infrastructure demand. The UN predicts that the world’s population will grow by 1 billion people by 2025, reaching 9.6 billion by 2050.
  • Growth in government, institution and service sector employment in Abu Dhabi is leading to increasing demand for office space as the market matures. Urban Structure Framework Plan – Plan Abu Dhabi 2030
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Square is at the heart of Al Maryah Island and home to 50 blue-chip companies. It features four Grade A office towers alongside the headquarters of Abu Dhabi Global Market.

2014 Highlights

Super-regional shopping center breaks ground

Upon completion, the 2.3 million square foot Al Maryah Central, located at the core of Al Maryah Island, will be part of a dynamic 3.1 million square foot mixed-use development.

Five-star hotel on track for 2016 opening

Structural framing for the Four Seasons Hotel on Al Maryah Island was completed. The 34-floor hotel will feature 190 guest rooms, 53 serviced apartments, and 1,290 square meters of meeting and conference facilities.

Destination of choice

New Year’s Eve celebrations on Al Maryah Island attracted approximately 8,000 people to enjoy live entertainment along the waterfront promenade and take in Abu Dhabi’s largest fireworks display.

A vibrant hub for retail and leisure

The Galleria, Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination on Al Maryah Island, hosted an array of multi-cultural activities throughout the year, including the first spectacular Chinese New Year experience, mobile planetarium during Ramadan, patriotic UAE National Day celebrations and a Festive Market during the winter season.

Attaining global recognition

Rosewood Abu Dhabi won the World Travel Awards for UAE Leading New Hotel, was included on the Condé Naste Traveller ME Hot List 2014, and saw Time Out Abu Dhabi’s Young Chef of the Year Award go to Catalan Chef, Bouchta Lamnour.

International expansion with entry into Europe

Viceroy Hotel Group will make its European debut with the launch of the Quinta da Ombria, Portugal hotel in 2017. The Viceroy Algarve will boast 147 guestrooms and 99 Viceroy-branded residential units available as apartments, villas and townhouses.



Abu Dhabi’s rising population, coupled with the government’s focus on economic growth underpinned by a healthy society, has made the development of a robust, sustainable world-class healthcare sector a top priority.

Mubadala actively supports the development of this sector by working with local authorities and partnering with international medical institutions to establish a network of specialized facilities where some of the region’s most pressing healthcare needs can be addressed. Our network sets new standards in healthcare excellence, expanding local capacity and capabilities to reduce the need for patients to travel abroad for care, and creating exciting opportunities for Emirati healthcare professionals.

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Sector Trends

  • Global healthcare spending is predicted to increase by over 5 percent in 2015. Economist Intelligence/Deloitte
  • In the Middle East and North Africa, one in ten adults has diabetes. The UAE ranks 16th globally in diabetes prevalence, with 19 percent of the population living with diabetes. International Diabetes Federation
  • Mubadala’s healthcare network offers more than 60 medical and surgical specializations across seven facilities.

2014 Highlights

Healthpoint expands its offerings

Multispecialty hospital, Healthpoint, opened inpatient surgical services in elective orthopedics, spine care, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as services in orthodontics, podiatry, sleep medicine and more. Healthpoint also launched its strategic three-year partnership with Manchester City Football Club as its Regional Healthcare Provider.

Expert healthcare advice, over the phone

2014 saw the launch of Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre, a partnership with Medgate, bringing high-quality phone-based medical consultations to 1.2 million eligible patients. The center received thousands of calls during its first six months, 73 percent from Emiratis.

Unparalleled clinical care on the horizon

Construction concluded on Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a world-class, multispecialty hospital offering Cleveland Clinic’s innovative model of care, set to open in 2015 on Al Maryah Island. Hundreds of caregivers were on board by year-end.

CAP re-accreditation for National Reference Laboratory

National Reference Laboratory, a collaboration with Laboratory Corporation of America, was re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), expanding its test menu and increasing its client base to over 200 healthcare providers in the region.

New facility for Capital Health Screening Centre

Capital Health Screening Centre, which provides Health Authority Abu Dhabi-certified visa health screenings, completed its new, state-of-the-art facility. Opening in 2015, the new facility will increase the Centre’s capacity to 2,500 screenings daily.

Increased awareness encourages diabetes management

Public health awareness campaigns continue to drive people to action, with Imperial College London Diabetes Centre seeing 28,000 new patients between their Abu Dhabi and Al Ain facilities in 2014, and completing more than 220,000 patient interactions.


Capital Investments

Mubadala Capital is our dedicated, in-house asset and investment management unit. It operates in a number of asset classes, utilizing a value-oriented investment strategy with a focus on capital preservation while seeking attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Areas of focus within Mubadala Capital include public equities, private equities and third-party managed funds. Mubadala also manages a number of partnerships with other sovereign entities through the Sovereign Investment Partnerships sub-unit.

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2014 Highlights

Total assets under management

Total assets under management within the Mubadala Capital portfolio as of December 31, 2014: US $11 billion.

Public activity

Key positions include FGB, Waha, GE, Carlyle, and our internal hedge fund.

Private equity activity

During 2014, the internal PE fund committed US $348 million to six investments, including two coinvestments with the Carlyle Group, a co-investment with Silver Lake and WME in IMG, and a co-investment with Partners Group in Fermaca, the largest independent Mexican gas pipeline company.

Indirect investments

During 2014, Mubadala Capital made total commitments of US $315 million to three funds, including commitments to funds managed by BDT Capital Partners and the Raine Group.

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