Lafarge in UAE


Cement Business

Lafarge operates in the UAE through three main Business Units offering a complete portfolio of bulding materials of Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum:

  • Lafarge Emirates Cement
  • Ready Mix Gulf
  • Lafarge Gypsum - Boral ME

Lafarge companies have had a presence in the UAE since 1976, with its Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum activities. With one integrated cement plant, and four ready mix plants in three Emirates offering a wide selection of solutions to the UAE building and construction market.


The Cement Business produces a wide range of cements, hydraulic binders and limes for construction, renovation and public works. Lafarge is the world co-leader in this sector. In 2009, the Cement Business accounted for 60% of the Group's turnover.

A National Network - Helping achieve loftier ambitions to the UAE

Present in The United Arab Emirates since 1976, Lafarge employs 400 people on six sites countrywide. The Group operates across all Emirates.

Lafarge products were used in major infrastructure projects and main landmarks, helping to satisfy dreams and ambitions of the country's architects and contractors, and taking the leaders' vision in exciting new directions.


Cement is a hydraulic bonding agent which is obtained by heating, then grinding, a mixture of limestone and clay. Most cements are made from clinker and additives and are usually used in the form of a powder. Cement sets when mixed with water. Combined with sand and aggregates (sand or gravel), it turns into rock-hard concrete or mortar.

Building solutions

Lafarge works with all actors in the building industry of the UAE, from do-it-yourself builders to large construction companies, architects and local artisans. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Lafarge in the UAE is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.

Bringing materials to life

Lafarge in the UAE clients benefit from the technical expertise and product innovation that are the hallmark of Lafarge, an international leader in building materials with a global presence and over 175 years of experience. In the UAE, Lafarge offers a range of innovative, high-performance products, from Artevia, a collection of decorative concretes, to Agilia, a highly fluid, labor-saving concrete that flows easily into any form using gravity alone.

It also offers a wide range of cement products designed to respond to the requirements of all of the customers. Products that are suitable for industrial players, individual customers and architects.