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Haris Al Afaq was first established in the United Arab Emirates at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf and started operations in 1968. It was given the status of a Limited Liability Company by Special Amiri Decree of H.H. the Ruler in 1969.

The name "Haris Al Afaq" in Arabic means "Guardian of the Horizon" and the mission of the company is to seek out the customer, determine his needs and provide a complete, reliable and efficient solution incorporating products and services.

This involves acting as agents, stockists, distributors, traders and financiers depending on the needs of the customers and/or markets. The wide range of products provided include Electrical transmission and distribution equipment, Industrial Chemicals, Paints and Pigment raw materials, Engineering items such as Steel Straps and Welding equipment, Test and Measurement Instruments ranging from high-end Calibration Systems and Network Protocol Analyzers all the way down to basic Clampmeters and Multimeters. Almost all of the high-tech items are produced by premier brand names in the world such as Fluke, Megger and others for which Haris distributes and supports in the Gulf Region..

Repair and Calibration services are offered on most items through our Technical Center. Additionally due to a core of highly trained personnel and availablility of high end demonstration equipment we also provide troubleshooting services, such as Network Services.

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Haris Al Afaq directly, and through its associated companies as well as a sub-distributor network, covers the Arabian Peninsula (countries of the Arabian Gulf), East Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Infrastructure and facilities are centralized in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The company uses the modern and efficient facilities, as well as the tax and exchange control free environment of Dubai and the U.A.E to service the region for specific products. Dubai's role as a marketing hub (through events such as the Dubai Airshow, the Arab Health Exhibition, the Big 5 Exhibition and the Middle East Electricity Exhibition) and logistics hub for the region leverages the impact of Haris on the regional market


The company employs in excess of 100 persons all of whom are well experienced and trained in their fields of activity.

Haris Al Afaq has over 30,000 sq ft of covered warehouse space, including in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, along with mechanical handling equipment and special equipment for handling hazardous chemicals.

Through offices in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, the U.A.E is well covered and as one of the oldest suppliers of equipment in the region, Haris Al Afaq is well known to the end users and Authorities and registered in most areas of activity. Subsidiary companies in Qatar and Oman also support those two countries directly.

As the product and customer base of the company is heavily oriented towards industrial and governmental customers, the need for strong technical sales support is necessary.  The company has a number of trained engineers for design, sales and after sales support in all product areas. These staff have been trained at manufacturers facilities.  The company also maintains its own repair and calibration facilities for instrumentation and electrical equipment and is fully certified by the Original Equipment manufacturers.  

Events & News

Please feel free to come visit us at the events where we are exhibiting products, or to click on the links to review what we exhibited at the various events already completed.

Apart from these events below we are continously doing roadshows at customer's sites and locations near you. Contact us if you wish us to do a roadshow at your site, or for details of one close to you.

Date Our "Virtual" stand (Product details) Where
May 4th 2009 ESMA Metrology Symposium Dubai, UAE
April 2009 Transformer Testing Seminars by Megger Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE
April 2009 Online Condition Monitoring Seminars by Tui Industries Abu Dhabi, UAE
February 2009 International Defense Exhibition Abu Dhabi, UAE
February 2009 Middle East Electricity Exhibition Dubai, UAE
January 2009 Arab Health Exhibition Dubai, UAE
November 2008 Big 5 Exhibition Dubai, UAE
November 2008 Abu Dhabi Intl. Petroleum Exhibition & Conference Dubai, UAE
October 2008 Middle East Test and Measurement Festival, Dubai Dubai, UAE
November 25th - 29th 2007 Big 5 Exhibition Dubai, UAE
March 12th - 14th 2007 Middle East Oil & Gas Exhibition Manama, Bahrain
March 13th - 15th 2007 WETEX Dubai, UAE
February 11th - 14th 2007 Middle East Electricity Exhibition Dubai, UAE
January 29 - Feb 1st 2007 Arab Health Exhibition Dubai, UAE
November 18th - 22nd 2006 GITEX Dubai, UAE
November 5th - 8th 2006 Abu Dhabi Intl. Petroleum Exhibition & Conference Abu Dhabi, UAE
Oct. 28th - 1st Nov. 2006 Big 5 Exhibition Dubai, UAE
May 2006 Bahrain Metrology Conference & Exhibition Manama, Bahrain
November 20th - 24th 2005 Dubai Air Show Dubai, UAE
November 7th - 9th 2005 Oil & Gas Show / Arab Instrumentation & Automation Dubai, UAE
February 28th - March 3 2005 Doha Oil & Gas Exhibition Doha, Qatar
February 12 - 16th 2005 Abu Dhabi International Defense Exhibition Abu Dhabi, UAE

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