• Dr. Mohammed Rahif Hakmi

    Chairman of Armada Group
  • About Dr. Hakmi

    Dr. Hakmi was educated at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, qualifying in Civil Engineering in 1985.
  • Dr. Hakmi's Research

    Dr. Hakmi was awarded a Ph.D for his research into the Local Buckling of Sandwich Panels in 1989 from the University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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About Dr. Hakmi

Business Leader - Investor - Entrepreneur - Real Estate Developer - Philanthropist


Dr Hakmi is the founder and chairman of Armada Group. In 2006, Dr. Hakmi was elected as a Board Member  and then Vice-Chairman of the Syrian Business Council (SBC), Dubai and Northern Emirates. In 2008 he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Honer of Al-Karamah SC Football Club (نادي الكرامة) as recognition of his support to the club. Later on in 2012 he has been elected as Chairman of the Board to the Syrian Business council for relief and Development (مجلس الأعمال السوري للإغاثة والتنمية).


Dr. Hakmi  was educated at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, qualifying in Civil Engineering in 1985 and graduated with an average GPA of 4.2 (92%). He was awarded M.phil in 1986  and Ph.D for his research into the Local Buckling of Sandwich Panels in 1989 from the University of Salford, Manchester,UK.


Ph.D , M.phil (Structural Engineering), University of Salford, 1989

Bsc (Civil Engineering), ‎‎جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز - King Abdulaziz University‎, 1985‎

Abd Alhameed Alzhrawi, 1980



Research Fellowship at the University of Salford.

Science and research Council Award (ORS)-United Kingdom.

Institution of Structural Engineers Jubilee Award-United Kingdom.

SBC Award 2009, Businessman of the year.


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حفل تكريم لداعمي نادي الكرامة وتشكيل مجلس شرف للنادي

مجلس العمل السوري ينتخب أعضاءه الجدد في دبي والإمارات الشمالية

مجلس الأعمال السوري في دبي يحتفل بأول دورة لجوائزه السنوية

Dr. Hakmi awarded a Ph.D  in Structural Engineering for his research
into the Local Buckling of Sandwich Panels
  • University of Salford
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Syrian Business Council

From 1985 until 1993, Dr. Hakmi worked in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salford , gaining a Research Fellowship.


In early 2000 he established a real estate business in the UAE, which has been grown to become one of the major names in the real estate in the UAE. Today Armada Group, has an assets in excess of one billion US Dollars.

Armada Group

In 2006, Dr. Hakmi was elected a Board Member on Syrian Business Council (SBC), Dubai, serving until Today. In 2009 he chaired a committee in charge of the revision of article of association and reported its finding to the board which later was adopted by the AGM. In 2010. He was elected in 2011 as Vic-Chairman of the Council.

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Armada Group

Armada group is an entity of Multi-Billion portfolio of facilities in Healthcare, Wellness & Spa, Real Estate Development, Contracting & Facilities Management, and Hospitality. It is a self described high quality community of Medical Services, Well being, Leisure, Project Development & Maintenance, and a luxurious dynamic environment of Hotel Facilities & Entertainment.e offer a wide range of products and membership plans, custom tailored to your needs. Browse our selection of products to find the perfect one for your project, or select a membership to gain access to everything.


Chairman's Message

Armada Group has become one of the largest, privately held investment companies in the UAE, reflecting the growing confidence of our partners and investors over the years. Our view of investing can be best described as opportunistic. We look for projects that provide above average investment returns and which also have a strategic value. We place a strong emphasis on doing business with quality management teams that have successful track records and unique concepts.


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