Abdul Latif Jameel, Dubai

The Late Saudi Visionary & entrepreneur Sheikh Abdul Latif Jameel (1909-1993), founded the business Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ)in 1945. Just ten years later ALJ became the sole distributer of Toyata venhicles in Saudi Arabia. A responsibility that the group has been honoured to maintain since In 1969, ALJ diversified, expanding its services to include real estate, and then consumer finance and general trading activities in the 1970’s. Anticipating changes in their customer demand for financial support, ALJ began to provide consumer finance products in 1972 and formally through United Installment Sales (UIS) in 1979.


By the early 1980's the ALJ group was reorganised to focus on its core services, which include:

  • Automobiles
  • Consumer Financing


Update Group are delighted to announce that the ALJ's offices in Duabi were shortlisted for the 2012 Office of the year award at the prestigious Commercial Interior Design Awards. We are proud to be involved with the fit out of 6 floors for ALJ's head quarters in Dubai.