Emirates Global Aluminium is celebrating 40 years of aluminium production in the United Arab Emirates.
The first metal production at our site in Jebel Ali– then known as Dubai Aluminium – was a landmark in the development of the UAE economy.
Since 1979 we have grown to become the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas and a global integrated aluminium giant. The aluminium sector, with EGA at its heart, is one of the UAE’s most significant industries.
From no aluminium production before 1979, EGA has made the UAE the fifth biggest aluminium producer in the world. Today our metal is the second biggest made-in-the-UAE export and is shipped to more than 50 countries.Learn more
Today EGA has grown from a small regional aluminium smelter into a global integrated aluminium giant. Today EGA has operations at every step of the aluminium value chain from bauxite mining to cast metal. Our aluminium smelters in Dubai and Abu Dhabi produce one-in-every-25 tonnes of aluminium made worldwideLearn more
EGA has been a pioneer of economic diversification in the UAE for the past four decades. Today the aluminium sector, with EGA at its heart, generates AED20 billion each year for the UAE economy or 1.4% of total GDP.Learn more
The first senior UAE National joined Dubai Aluminium in 1980. Today more than 1,000 UAE Nationals work at EGA, and Emiratis hold 40 per cent of the top 250 positions. Seven members of our Executive Committee are UAE Nationals who originally joined as graduate trainees.Learn more
For more than 25 years, EGA has also been a UAE knowledge pioneer. All EGA’s aluminium production lines use our own UAE-developed technology, and EGA was the first UAE industrial company to license its own core process technology internationally.Learn more
EGA has produced more than 30 million tonnes of aluminium since 1979, making modern life possible worldwide. Our metal is part of products and infrastructure that people around the world use every day, from skyscrapers to smartphones.Learn more