Our Story

ADNH Compass is renowned for its local mastery & implementation. We are UAE’s largest catering and support services provider – a member of the world’s largest catering family, Compass Group.

Who we are

UAE’s largest provider of food services, cleaning and support services, and manpower supply.

We create inspiring dining solutions that deliver the full benefit of outsourced food services, combining our global strength with passionate local teams.

We support our clients beyond food with a range of soft services – consistently delivered to a high standard, cost effectively.

Global Expertise, Local Know-How
Born out of a joint venture partnership between Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC (ADNH), one of the UAE’s leading hospitality companies, and Compass Group PLC, currently ranked in the UK Top 30 FTSE listed companies.

Back in 1941 Compass Group was founded in the UK, and Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company (ADNH) was established in 1971 in Abu Dhabi through a decree signed by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Compass Group

In the past 80 years of its existence, Compass Group has grown steadily. The many companies that have joined the Compass Family have contributed to its rich heritage and shaped the personality of its business today.

ADNH (Abu Dhabi National Hotels)

ADNH has a deeply rooted tradition of providing catering and support services to the local market that dates back to the time of its formation in 1970s; Some or the earliest contracts with the UAE high profile government entities data back to early 1980s.

ADNH Compass

The synergies were clear; joining forces between the two entities paved the way for establishing an unrivalled provider of catering & support services in the UAE. ADNH with its strong local presence and heritage, and Compass Group with its global capability.

Our 22,000 people truly are the drivers behind our success. Dedicated to delivering safe food, cleaning and support services to our customers, each of our great people have a passion for quality and a can-do attitude.

Our History

Core Values


We set the highest ethical and professional standards at all times. We want all our relationships to be based on honesty, respect, fairness and a commitment to open dialogue and transparency.


We are passionate about delivering superior food and service and take pride in achieving this. We look to replicate success, learn from mistakes and develop the ideas, innovation and practices that will help us improve and lead our market.


We encourage individual ownership, but work as a team. We value the expertise, individuality and contribution of all colleagues, working in support of each other and readily sharing good practice, in pursuit of shared goals.


We take responsibility for our actions, individually and as a Group. Every day, everywhere we look to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of our customers, the communities we work in and the world we live in.


We take a positive and commercially aware “can-do” approach to the opportunities and challenges we face.


To be a market leader recognised for its unrivalled catering and support services, renowned for our great people, great service, and great results.


Commitment to consistently delivering superior service in the most efficient way, for the shared benefit of our customers, our employees and the wider community.

Food Re-imagined

A global and local passion for food. Our executive chefs are industry specialists who take pride in showcasing their skills, creating delicious and constantly evolving menus for our clients and customers.

Safety First

Critically important at ADNH Compass Our Health, Safety, Environment and Quality policies are unequalled in the catering and support services industry and we take the utmost care to reduce the risk of incidents and injuries in the working environment, and to make sure that we maintain the highest standards of food hygiene and safety.



Our social & environmental commitment. Our rigorous Supply Chain processes, systems and continuous improvement strategies drive compliance to our quality and ethical framework for both approved suppliers and products. On the left: Our chef preparing stock from vegetable trimmings.