Emirates Global Aluminium is the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer. We have been making modern life possible since 1979.

EGA is implementing extensive measures to protect our people and operations

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The American Dream

Missouri-based Emirati Adel Abubakar explains how he developed EGA’s stateside expansion.

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The digital twin explained

Building a virtual replica of an industrial plant is a complex and ever-evolving task

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Keeping the power On

Tayeb Al Awadhi ensures that there is a reliable supply of electricity to support production.

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On 12 November 1979, aluminium production in the United Arab Emirates began. The first metal was produced at our Jebel Ali site. Our founder, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, had signed a decree establishing Dubai Aluminium in 1975 as part of a vision to diversify the economy and create opportunity for people. For the past 40 years, we have turned that vision into reality.

EGA was the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer in 2019. The development of EGA since the 1970s has taken the UAE from no aluminium production to the fifth largest aluminium-producing country in the world.

Our lives would be very different without aluminium. It is thanks to the metal of the future that we live in great cities, can make instant connections and more. At Emirates Global Aluminium, we produce one in every 25 tonnes of aluminium made worldwide. 

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