Thank you for your question.
There are a number of directories of businesses in Saudi Arabia that
are accessible over the internet, and I've detailed these below. In
addition, I came across a number of links that -- although not actual
directories -- included in-depth information on doing business in
Saudi Arabia. As these seemed of potential interest, I have included
them as well.
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The largest companies in Saudi Arabia are listed here:
Click on "Top Saudi Companies" for a lists of the Top 100 firms, along
with phone numbers and other contact information. There may be other
links at this site that are of interest to you, so be sure to explore
it a bit.
A large, interactive database of businesses in the country is
available on a commercial basis, but it can also be searched for free.
It is available here:
The Saudi Business Directory includes over 80,000 records of Saudi
businesses. Records include over 79,000 phone numbers, 50,000+
addresses, 40,000+ fax numbers, and 35,000+ officers. You can search
the directory by commercial sector, city, company name. Advanced
tools allow you to search for company officers, and generate mass
mailing and faxing lists.
Start by clicking on the link that says: "Search the directory for free"
The search page for the directory is here:
and by entering simply the letter "a" into the company name box, my
search returned a list of 81,205 companies -- virtually the entire
The listings appear 20 to a page, and look like this:
Company ...............City................... Phone
A. A. al-Issa Trading Est. Khobar 03 895-3494
A. A. al-Quaymi Trading Est. Jubayl 03 341-8084
A. A. Muqbil Est. Dammam 03 826-7979
A. A. Turki Corporation Dammam 03 833-5588
A. Abdallah al-Muhaymil Est. Hafr al-Batin 722-0910
A. Abu Nayyan Trading Corp. Khobar 03 864-5719
A. Abu Nayyan Trading Corp. Riyadh 01 477-9111
A. al-Askar Trans Dammam 03 838-1401
A. al-Faris Industrial Est. Dammam 03 821-1446
...and so on.
Of course, you can select individual business sectors, cities, or both
for a more targeted list, if you so choose.
If you click on the name of an individual company, you will be offered
the opportunity to purchase a detailed set of information on that
company for $12.00.
Access to the entire database of more than 80,000 companies can be purchased here:
Saudi Arabia Business Directory ...includes over 80,000 records of
Saudi businesses. Records include over 79,000 phone numbers, 50,000+
addresses, 40,000+ fax numbers, and 35000+ officers. You can search
the directory by commercial sector, city, company name. Advanced
tools allow you to search for company officers, and download listings
for bulk mailing and faxing.(Subscribe now!) $395.00
Saudi Arabia was a late-comer in having an online, searchable Yellow
Pages, but that appears to be changing with the introduction of this
In the "Search Saudian Yellopages Directory" box, I entered the letter
"c" to search for listings that contain "company" or similar words.
The results were:
6980 Records Found
which listed ten companies to a page, with listings like these:
A A TURKI CORP ATCO CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS DIVISION ( CMD )
Po Box 718, 31421 Dammam
Phone: +966(3)8579185 - Fax: +966(3)8579172
A ABUNAYYAN TRADING CORPORATION
Po Box 321, 11411 Riyadh
Phone: +966(1)4779111 - Fax: +966(1)4793312
A AL OMRAN CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OFFICE ( BROKER )
Po Box 6228, 31142 Dammam
Phone: +966(3)8334058 - Fax: +966(3)8334098
A B C TRAVEL AGENCY
Po Box 3528, Madina
Phone: +966(4)8224106 - Fax: +966(4)8224426
and so on.
You may want to try other searches as well (for instance, "inc" or
"ltd") to see if additional company names show up.
At this site:
you'll find a list of the member companies of the US-Saudi Business
Council, with access to detailed information about most of the
The list of U.S. MEMBER COMPANIES looks like this:
The AES Corporation
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Amerada Hess Corporation
American International Group, Inc.
Ameron International Corporation
Baker & McKenzie
Bank of America ...
while the list of SAUDI ARABIAN MEMBER COMPANIES begins this way:
3M Gulf Ltd.
Taher Group of Companies
Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani & Sons Co.
Abdulali Al-Ajmi Co. Ltd.
Abdul Latif Jameel Group of Companies
Abdulla Fouad Co. Ltd.
Abdullah A.M. Al-Khodari Sons Co.
Abdullah Abbar & Ahmed Zainy Company
Abdullah Said Bugshan & Bros.
Abdul Mohsen A. Al-Swailem Est.
If you click on the "Profiles" links, you are taken to an even more
comprehensive listing, with company descriptions and contact
Aal Taher Group
The Taher Group of Companies, based in Jeddah, is 58th among the top
100 companies in Saudi Arabia. Since its inception in 1975, the Group
has diversified rapidly into a variety of national markets.
Activities cover high technology maintenance, chemical manufacturing,
poultry raising and food processing, hotels and property management,
industry, oil additives and lubricants, construction, contracting,
services, insurance and general trading.
Mr. Tarek Abdelhadi Taher
President & CEO
P.O. Box 1178
Web Site: www.aaltaher.com (under construction)
A smaller, but equally descriptive list of companies can be accessed here:
On the left hand side of the page are several pull-down menus.
Leave the "Opportunity Type" menu alone -- you are not required to
make a choice here.
On the "Country" menu, select "Saudi Arabia"
Leave the "Seach for word" box blank, and click on "Go!"
You will retrieve a list of 32 detailed listings for companies in
Saudi Arabia. For instance, one of the companies listed is:
Ezwah Trading Establishment
We are one of the leading Co. in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with our main
business being Lubricants and Tyres. We invite orders for the supply
of Brake Fluids, Engine oil etc. We are also looking for Joint venture
partners, for our factory producing brake fluids, Distilled water,
Clicking on the "details" link will take you a new page with extensive
information on the company's contact information, including email.
Lastly, you will find an interesting list of resources about doing
business in Saudi Arabia at this Canadian Embassy site:
In addition to a number of overview reports linked to from this page, such as:
Country Profile - Saudi Arabia 2003/08/01
Doing Business - Saudi Arabia 2003/10/01
There is also a good deal of sector-specific information:
Automotive Industry - Market Overview- Saudi Arabia 2003/06/01
Furniture - Profile - Saudi Arabia 2003/01/01
Information Technology - Profile - Saudi Arabia 2003/11/01
Telecommunications - Profile - Saudi Arabia 2003/08/01
and so on....
Again, let me know if you need any additional information.
search strategy -- Google searches on:
"saudi arabia" directories
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