Arab Contractors

The Arab Contractors (Arabic: المقاولون العرب‎), also known as Al Mokawloon Al Arab, is an Egyptian regional and massive construction and contracting company.

Arab Contractors
TypeGovernment-owned corporation
IndustryConstruction, General Contracting
FounderOsman Ahmed Osman
Area served
Key people
Mohamed Mohsen Salah El Din (CEO)
ProductsConstructing bridges, roads, buildings and other structure
Servicesengineering consulting, Construction management
Revenue£E9.22 Billion (2007/08)
Number of employees


It was established in 1955 by Osman Ahmed Osman, an Egyptian entrepreneur and politician who served as Egypt's Housing Minister under Sadat's presidency. It was nationalized after the Egyptian revolution of 1952. The company participated in the construction of the Aswan High Dam and aided the war efforts during the 1973 War. It has been involved in the construction of several government buildings in Egypt. The company also owns a football club, El Mokawloon SC, that plays in the Egyptian Premier League. Today, El-Mokawloon El-Arab is one of the largest companies in the entire Middle East and North Africa with big projects not only in Egypt, but also Morocco, UAE, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait.