Our Story


Founded in 1898, Overseas AST was a major construction company based in Europe. In 1959 Overseas AST established operations in Dubai and in 1964 the business was officially incorporated by a Ruler’s Decree.

In 1983, two prominent UAE businessmen, Khalifa Juma Al Nabooda of Dubai and Abdulla Mohammed Al Mazrouei of Abu Dhabi, acquired a 51% share in the business. They acquired the remaining shareholding from the parent company in 2003.

Overseas AST now operates as a proudly UAE owned company with its Head Office in Dubai and branch offices in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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To be the Clients ‘Contractor of Choice’ in our chosen fields of operation.

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We will engineer to construct projects safely and reliably for our Clients, deliver sustainable profits to our Shareholders and develop project delivery capability to secure a long term future.

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Care | Integrity | Respect | Commitment | Accountability

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Overseas AST specialises in the delivery of Near Shore Marine & Civil Infrastructure and Top Side Mechanical Installations in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power, Desalination, Leisure and Residential sectors in the UAE and Neighbouring GCC countries.

As an ISO 9001, ISO 29001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified organisation we commit to the highest international Health, Safety and Environmental standards in everything we do.

We strive to provide our Clients with innovative and cost efficient solutions that guarantee certainty of delivery and reliability.

Our flexible approach to changing market demands has afforded Overseas AST the opportunity to maintain a strong presence in the UAE construction industry for over 50 years and most importantly develop a successful delivery model specific to this region. Over the years we have established reliable strategic relationships and developed a successful track record specific to our areas of expertise.

We undertake projects on a Design & Construct and Construct only basis.

Civil / Marine Mechanical Extended Offering Engineering