• our EMINENCE ... for your PROMINENCE

  • Populations ever-verge on majestic horizons. Together we bring their next paradigm in reach.

    - Sheikha Latifa M.M. espoused to HH Sheikh Hasher A.J. Al Maktoum, Managing Principal, AFAQ Group

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    The rise of new alternative classes . . .

    FOR GLOBAL F.D.I., relying on distributor-based expansion, private placement partners/M&A advisors, and DIY-diplomacy is so last-century. Unlike the heavy, slow holding conglomerates of past, the lean AFAQ Group, est. 2015, is a resourceable set of infrastructured GPV’s (General-Purpose-Vehicles) — and an SPV generator itself — designed to reinvent the way strategic trade happens from within the UAE to beyond. Too few observe, as we do, that — as future-friendly cities grow and the crowd holds all means of creation — the line between real and conceptual assets is blurring. Commerce is changing.

     

    Stewarded by venerable kufalaa’, AFAQ Group is uniquely capable of quietly extending patronage, fast-track logistics, controlled-activity licenses, security clearances, Ministerial permits, IP, policymaker access, and coveted land for select corporates and upstarts whose products, projects, or platforms are key to evolving our modern tribal collective, thereby easing a more welcoming, sustainable operating environment and parametered dealflow, to the fortunable families, responsible holding firms, and enterprising states vested in them.

    . . . is visible with those on the edge of new PERSPECTIVES

    With a benevolent outlook decades further than present markets, yet climbing wholly grounded in the certainty of now, we exist because barriers to the free flow of capital between capitals, goods for good, and value with values are often perilously obscured before investment in a new frontier is made. The cultured lens of a long-term stakeholder is needed… one immersed in both local government affairs and emerging world trends.

     

    From our unique vantage, the presence of AFAQ’s personages does occasionally beckon quaestus-grata regard, but there is no influence or privilege other than your ablility to meritably serve those who matter: individual progenitors of societal progress and the illustriously-committeed institutions backing them, So, reality check: there is no magic wand for anyone to wave… only you can run your purpose-driven business.

     

    Upholding authentic principles, we foremost factor reputational risk, confidentially aligning only with mutually discerning partners who exude ethics in practice.

  • key PERSONS

    Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Al Sheikh Mejrin Al Murrar

    Principal

    Ex-UAE Armed Forces

    HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Ahmed Bin Juma

    Al Maktoum

    Principal

    Ex-Dubai Police

    Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Bin Mejrin

    Al Murrar

    Founding Principal

    Board Chair ♖ | CEO

    Mr. Habib H. Al-Assaad

    Exec. Co-Director

    IMPACT HUB Maker

    Oryxsis 1 Banking Fund

    ORACLE, GM, Motorola

    INSEAD SEP

    Mrs. Ayesha A. Sayed

    Exec. Co-Director

    Sacred & Gift Economist

    World Future Studies

    Gates Fellow to TED

    Web of Change

    Ms. Quirine R. De Graaf

    Associate 🎲

    Emirates Airlines

    NABC, the Hague

    Wharton, Groningen U

    Equestrian

    Secunded Talent Roster

    Relationship Weaver ♡

    Research Maven ♢

    Financial Scientist ♧

    Legal Maverick ♤

    Futurist-in-Residence 🎲

  • YOU ALONE control your business

    In an alien locale, no one else should promote your own product, fund, or service… nor invest your capital for you.

     

    Many who rushed too soon with the wrong partner or the wrong approach to start with, learned the hard way that there is no low-cost shortcut to acting directly, which itself is challenging for an outsider, and sometimes even impossible for concepts that are too many steps ahead. The answer is having a silent partner behind you — with wide vision but deep roots — safely leaving all conduct to you while also freed from existential distractions. ⬛ AFAQ GROUP CONFERS:

    ⼺ DIGNIFIED ENTRY STATUS

    For screened partners approved by our authorities, AFAQ arrays reputed personages to propel incorporation, VIP banking setup, and fulfillment of regulatory transactions, while up-leveling launch event profiles through inaugurations, enabling faster penetration of MEA or the world from the UAE

    ⼺ POST-EXECUTION RESOURCES

    While AFAQ refrains from sales & marketing, its existing in-house vehicles or new ones it establishes with partners may operationally lend indirect tactical support. We pair their infrastructure with the objectives of each partner for more resilient sustained growth. See further below for in-depth look.

    ⼺ ONGOING TRUSTED GUIDANCE

    Nuanced understanding of official protocol, local social context, and business practices, given our diverse, seasoned managerial and entrepreneurial experience in key innovation-heavy industries in the region. Our combined 19 years in 66 countries is proven, hence the credibility and reliability of our counsel.

    ⼺ LINK TO GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS

    Springboard to AFAQ's expansive 50,000-strong combined network of rich worldwide interconnections (many who are visionaries behind emerging shifts soon to shape the future)… to meet other partners overseas, independently validate assumptions to aid analysis, and avert investment pitfalls elsewhere

  • 4╔ 3 ╝2 ╗1 : EXCELLERATION instruments

    While we amend and forge new entities, this existing quartet of reusable GPV’s allow a total re-think of structural orienting for trade capitalization

    LMM General Trading + Medical-Grade Warehouse

    ONSHORE TRADE ENABLEMENT: LMM™ has basic staff, requisite office, inventory systems, logistical capabilities, and rare licenses (such as for controlled items) to rapidly import / [re]export any consumer product or B2B solution under the sun. It slashes demo-device/samples entry time for pre-selling and can file early GCC patent protection & customs clearing, by acting as a local/regional ‘agent on-demand', realizing the benefits of your own subsidiary without the headache of distributor management nor upfront build-out costs for permissible warehousing. N.B.: AFAQ handles halal (non-sinful) products only.

    AFAQ Group for General Investment [as itself]

    EQUITY ACTIVATION: Bona-fide* cross-border investors into funds or direct targets often get delayed by unresponsive low-priority bank account attention or temporary bureaucratic lapses, even between two non-embargoed/friendly nations, derailing their timely opportunity to advantage a stake. Through the UAE’s sophisticated banking system and its priority account entitlements, AFAQ Group® intermediates legitimate resolutions, whether towards tangible or intangible estates - real property or virtual instruments, and monetary or cryptographic currency, within the purview of UAE Central Bank / Securities and Commodities Authority. Likewise — through AFAQ — foreign private banks and financial service providers, asset managers, and VC/PE firms seeking to commence accredited business-development activity in the region can accelerate their ability to legally put a low-cost card-carrier on the ground embedded with AFAQ, ahead of large-scale outlay.  *Fund sources must pass AFAQ security screening and comply with KYC/AML diligence processes of correspondent banks.

    Teknix Technical Services

    CONTRACTED BIDS: We place in your hands the ability to realize your own technical visions within the GCC, Arab, and Islamic worlds, hands-on. Teknix℠, our project/maintenance contracting arm, is extended for partner-held companies' various desired works in these spheres, be they in the physical realm (infrastructural works, industrial manufacturing, commercial/residential facility construction) or IT/creative implementation, via various approaches (private or PPP, concessionary, DBO, BoT, or otherwise) — or — to ramp up local engineering/manufacturing/coding/design talent for pre-entry localization. It can prime RFP’s/tenders where a local firm is mandatory (e.g. government customers), or source labor from the UAE’s skilled pool and more affordable capitals like Cairo, Beirut, Amman and further Southeast Asia. With Teknix, qualified brands can bypass dependence on JV's and remotely lead their own sales/bidding/support as if a local player. For nationworthy work by the vetted, Teknix is able to obtain all kinds of clearances, including to the most sensitive MENA secure-zone sites (n.b.: AFAQ entertains Defense solutions only if non-lethal).

    Irtiqa for Human Development

    SOCIETAL MARKETING: New innovations need new ways of feeling to be accepted and used. Irtiqa℠ is a mechanism for cognitive re-adaptation. It seeds demand through immersed learning, readying populations to be readier for embracing next waves, ensuring return on investment. How do we go from "selling at the bottom of the pyramid" to “experiencing from the core of our circle to the peripheries”, creating cultural platforms? When idle, Irtiqa runs experiments to elevate aspiration, such as transformative journeys that recenter trendstarters from a tuition-to-intuition focus. Partner interests in services like academia, consulting, content-generation can be Irtiqa-pilot-tested, prior to scaling via train-the-trainer curricula or the media. It is one more tool in our belt for long-term investment returns, closing the “consumer is the maker" value loop. Our condition is that the syllabus/content underscores moral virtues and bolsters - not undermines - prosperity for our denizens.

  • AREAS THAT MOVE US the most

    While not limited to tech, our primary motivation is propagating private enterprise, academic R&D, communally-grown ingenuity, and corporate innovation which locally transfigures traditional mindsets and dated infrastructures that are losing relevance in a highly meshed world of 7.7B people. AFAQ Group favours the reliable monetisation of applied social sciences… established models for the well-being of our populations, nations, and planet. We especially enjoy collaborating with game-changing disruptors in (or cutting across several of) the following categories.

    ⚚ Civil Potential 2.0

    Banking Forms/Value Tokens, Athletics, Communal Spaces, Un-Learning & Re-Schooling

    ☖ Civic Services 2.0

    Digital Government, On-Grid Utilities, Affordable Habitats, Connected Home, De-Waste

    ☉ Resource Security

    Portable Energy, 4D Printing, Water & Food Resilience, Fuel Efficiency, Nonlethal Defense

    ⚕ Peak Health

    Smart Drugs, Bio-Pharma, Devices/Tools, Soft Nano-bots, Traceless Consumables

    ➲ Sentient Mobility

    Aerial & Autonomous Vehicles, Mass/Personalised Transit, Robotic-Aided Telepresence

    ⚄ Systemic Information

    Ware Revolutions, Transparent Immersion, Perceptually Intelligent Machines

  • AFAQ GROUP & YOU: perceiving new vistas

    AFAQ is delighted to extend unlimited, unbiased advice/counsel on your structural orientation for international trade, pro-bono, with no expectation. We directly review and process all messages in confidence.

  • other ways to REACH US

    We conduct relations electronically and from various estates of our principals within and outside the UAE in informal contexts. Should you wish to deliver a parcel, you may correspond with staff at the ‘LMM’ office.

    Location: 5th Floor, Sheikh Suhail bin Maktoum bin Juma Building (City Avenue), Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates. Type ‘LMM Offices’ in Maps for a pin.

    Switchboard: +9714-235 3000 - Ask for 'Cash Yarnickrovich'

    Use of the form above is preferred for all non-urgent contact.

    We do not entertain employment or sales solicitations.

     

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