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Sheikh Dr. Salim Saeed Hamed Al Fannah Al Araimi is one of the reputed businessmen in Oman. Sheikh Dr. Salim is equally interested in philanthropic and educational activities. In recognition of his noble services to the society and Nation, he has been awarded an honorable Degree of Doctor of Technology, by the Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Sheikh Dr Salim had contributed to the dramatic development of Oman’s infrastructure. He founded Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company in the early ‘70s. Today, Galfar is the biggest civil-electro-mechanical contractor in Oman and is listed at the Muscat Securities Market. And subsequently, the group of companies under his leadership has ventured into various business activities.

For many years, he served with various government and non governmental bodies including, as Vice President of Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Board Member of Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce, France, and Board Member of Arab-Belgium-Luxembourg Chambers of Commerce, Brussels.

He is one of Oman’s leading Promoter/Founder and Investor in a number of prestigious projects and also represented his country in various National Forums.


Al Siraj Holdings LLC was established with a vision to promote, develop and encourage entrepreneurial instincts by providing strategic investments in key industries and contributing to the overall economic and social development of the people of Sultanate of Oman. With Al Siraj, passion for excellence is a way of life, innovation is a tradition, commitments to values is unshaken and customer loyalty is abiding, enabling the group to achieve an impressive business growth, build a healthy, qualitative and strong portfolio through focused marketing, impeccable delivery and high level of efficiency. Founded by the business visionary, (Late) Mr. Mohamed Rashid Abdullah Al Fannah Al Araimi, today the Al Siraj Group is made up of more than 15 companies and affiliated businesses spread across various countries.

The group is engaged in diverse activities like construction, oil drilling, manufacturing, higher education, tourism, food & beverage, trading, and technology etc. Blessed with strong business acumen, he was one of the pioneers in setting up of several successful business ventures which were very instrumental in the infrastructural development of the Sultanate. Representing the emerging strength of private sector in the nation building process, (Late) Mr. Mohamed was involved as a founder, promoter and investor in a number of prestigious projects. He played a very crucial role in the development of Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG as the biggest Civil-electro-mechanical contractor of the Sultanate.

The group is committed to accomplish the visions of its founder through sheer commitment, dedication, and excellence in service with Quality. His honesty, integrity, determination and business principles continue to guide the Group activities. The Group believes in doing business with the best standard. For Al Siraj Success is the old ABC - Ability, Belongingness and Commitment.

The group is currently managed by Mrs. Budoor Mohamed Rashid Al Fannah Al Araimi as the Chairperson and Ms. Khulood Mohamed Rashid Al Fannah Al Araimi as Vice Chairperson. Educated in the United Kingdom and blessed with strong ambition to succeed, both of them represent the emerging face of Omani Women.