Our Story

marhaba's story

With our comprehensive range of meet and greet and airport lounge services, we’ve been making air passengers feel especially welcome for over 20 years.

marhaba launched at Dubai International airport in 1991, with a team of just 20. Since then we’ve become a company of more than 600, drawn from a wide range of nationalities. As part of dnata, the international air services company owned by the Emirates Group, we understand the intricacies of air travel better than most. Today, we provide invaluable airport services for nearly one million passengers every year, from tourists and families, to VIPs and corporate customers.

Now marhaba is growing beyond Dubai, with new services available at Bahrain International Airport. As more passengers discover the ease and delight of travelling with our assistance, we’re looking forward to an even more exciting future.

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Our History


Success at the Arabian Travel Market

With “Spotlight on Luxury” as the theme of the 2014 Arabian Travel Market, marhaba’s meet and greet and airport lounge services generate plenty of attention


Introduction of premium chauffeur service

marhaba introduces a chauffeur service to complement its high-end meet and greet and airport transfer services


Expanded service at Dubai International

marhaba opens new airport lounges at Terminal 2 and Concourse A, Emirates Terminal 3


A brand new look for marhaba

marhaba launches a full rebranding, with a new logo and eye-catching, stylish new uniforms


Debut at the Arabian Travel Market

marhaba makes its first appearance at the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism industry exhibition


marhaba is born

marhaba launches at Dubai International airport with a team of just 20


Our Beginning 1991


Expanded service to Dubai World Central

marhaba brings its full range of meet and greet and airport lounge services to Al Maktoum International airport


marhaba presence at ITB Berlin

marhaba makes its presence known on the global stage at ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse), the world’s largest tourism trade fair


marhaba awarded for services to UAE Expo 2020 delegates

marhaba is officially recognised for its services to the UAE representatives who successfully bid to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020


Expanded service at Bahrain International Airport

The marhaba effect expands further at Bahrain International Airport with the opening of its lower and Awal lounges


Expanded service to Bahrain

marhaba extends beyond the UAE by launching meet and greet services, and opening arrival and upper marhaba lounges, at Bahrain International Airport


20th Anniversary

marhaba celebrates its 20th anniversary and prepares for the next 20 years of growth, expansion and success