ALIA Group Pvt. Ltd was formed when Mr. Ali Abdulla’s younger brothers Mr. Ilyas Abdulla and Mr. Abbas Abdulla joined him as partners of the company in the wake of increasing market demands and need for further expansion and diversification of trading components.
When ALIA became the first private Maldivian company to start import trading of timber and hardware, the name ALIA Store became synonymous with hardware trading services in the country.
In 1974, when ALIA introduced the revolutionising Yamaha outboard engines for the first time in the country, Maldivian fishermen’s lives changed overnight, improving the day to day living conditions of a seafaring population living in a country whose geographical area comprised of 99 percent ocean.
With the surge in opportunities in related industries in the late 1970s and 80s and in the years that followed, ALIA Construction took on several new challenges and gained momentum to position itself as one of the pioneering construction companies of modern Maldives. In 1978, the first hotel in the Maldives “Hotel ALIA” was built as the first building to use concrete in the country. With further foresight, ALIA capitalised on the prospect of 10 story buildings in Maldives, while also becoming one of the first local construction company to undertake resort development projects during the boom of the tourism industry. Today alia construction continues to be one of the top contractors of the country.
We, at ALIA, are now celebrating our 50th year in business.
Fifty years on, we still believe in valuing our encounters and relationships with the people behind each and every facet of our living and trading environments. Our founders, our staff, our customers, our suppliers, our partners, and critics, each and every one of them add meaning and value to what we offer at ALIA investments today.
Fifty years on, ALIA is proud to follow the footsteps of our founder by adopting strict adherence to the standards of corporate social responsibility set out for us half a century ago in Goidhoo island of Baa atoll, Maldives.