Ghassan Aboud Group (GAG) is an international conglomerate engaged in several key business sectors including Automotive, Logistics, Media, Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, and Catering.

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The Chairman’s first venture, Ghassan Aboud Cars is a leading global automotive re-exporting operation.

A new touch in the world of art and TV production where artistic and creative endeavors are offered.

Orient News TV aims to address Syrian viewers in specific and the Arab world in general, with news and political talk shows.

Established as the Corporate Social Responsibility entity of the Group, Orient for human relief provides medical, educational and livelihood projects to alleviate the suffering of thousands of Syrian refugees.

Ghassan Aboud Group Australia was established as a specialized investment entity for GA Group in the continent. Crystalbrook being one of its first project.


The newest retail venture of the Group, it aims to supply affordable quality products with attentive customer and catering services.

Elements Properties projects offer residents in the UAE a real sense of community living with lush parkland and other communal areas.



Ghassan Aboud meets CMD of Hindustan Petroleum at ADIPEC

The promoter and Chairman of Ghassan Aboud Group, Mr Ghassan Aboud yesterday met with Mr Mukesh Kumar Surana, the Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) being held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.

UAE multinational to open three new hotels in Cairns

Dubai-based Ghassan Aboud Group, owner of the Crystalbrook Collection hotel group, is opening three new hotels in Cairns, Far North Queensland. According to Hotel Conversation, the first of Crystalbrook’s three new properties to open is the ‘Riley’, a 311-room resort on the Cairns Esplanade. It will be Cairns’ first new five-star hotel in over 20 years. Two […]

Ghassan Aboud Group appointed as Hindustan Petroleum Distributor

Ghassan Aboud Group was appointed as a Distributor for export markets by Indian public sector petroleum giant Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) through its 100% subsidiary in the UAE, HPCL Middle East FZCO.

Sydney’s newest boutique hotel ‘Little Albion Guest House’ joins Crystalbrook Collection

One of Australia’s newest boutique hotels, Little Albion in Sydney’s Surry Hills will join the expanding hospitality group, Crystalbrook Collection Hotels and Resorts.

Debrief: Ghassan Aboud On Bloomberg

UAE-based businessman Ghassan Aboud tells Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East Editor Roger Field about the latest developments at his company including investing $600 million to establish a chain of hotels in Australia and a further $118 million to develop a new logistics hub and a retail and food business in the UAE. Ghassan Aboud Group is […]

Enterpreneur ME – May 2018 cover Story – Interview with Ghassan Aboud

“Ah, this is a long story!” laughs Ghassan Aboud, when I cheekily ask him to tell me a succinct version of his 25-year-long entrepreneurial journey so far, which, at the moment, sees him at the helm of Ghassan Aboud Group (GAG), a Dubai-headquartered international business conglomerate of which he is founder and Chairman. The pre-eminent entrepreneur […]

Ghassan Aboud Awarded as leading hospitality investor

The winners of the fourth edition of the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 were announced at the St. Regis Dubai on Sunday, 29 April.   The event, organised by BNC Publishing for the fourth consecutive year, saw a record-number of winners, 25 in total, being named on stage in front of more than 300 guests […]

Arabian Business: Ghassan Aboud Group listed amongst 50 most admired companies

Headquarters: Dubai Year established: 1994 Sector Automotive, real estate, media, hospitality and retail The Ghassan Aboud Group (GAG) is an international conglomerate with diversified interests across key industries including automotive, logistics, media, hospitality, real estate, retail and also bespoke catering. Established and headquartered in the United Arab Emirates for over 25 years, GAG’s business operations are spread across […]

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