SKIDATA opens Middle East location in Dubai

Opening Event SKIDATA Middle East. From left to right: Philipp Heindl (General Manager SKIDATA Middle East), Omar Shawwa (Managing Director Al Falak Middle East), Hugo Rohner (CEO SKIDATA)

25th subsidiary world-wide – Salzburg company continues on its path of success

With its subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates' largest city, SKIDATA continues its international path of success. Clients have enjoyed support and assistance on-location since June 2016 – a logical next step after numerous successful projects in this metropolis. The grand opening was celebrated accordingly at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. For Philipp Heindl, managing director taking over responsibility for SKIDATA Middle East, this was an especially great start.

An experienced managing director for continued growth in the Middle East

With Philipp Heindl, we have appointed a managing director with experience: since 2009 he has been responsible for our company internationally and in Russia he built up the areas of People Access and Car Access with their own branch. In doing so, SKIDATA became a main player in the markets of Georgia, Belarus and Azerbaijan. The first projects in Kyrgyzstan and Armenia were also won under Philipp's management. Now that these markets have been successfully opened up, he has dedicated himself to the new challenge in the Middle East.

Philipp especially appreciates that he can make innovative solutions a reality in his work at SKIDATA: "To learn and discover something new every day – to do things that no one else has ever done in the market and still surprise existing customers and convince new ones."

SKIDATA has been active in the Middle East since 2000 when the first access systems were installed at Dubai International Airport. Additional installations can be found at Ski Dubai, Al-Ahli Stadium and at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

International career opportunities at SKIDATA, a leader in innovation

SKIDATA works around the world and offers employees international career opportunities. Staff also experiences our open-minded work environment here at our headquarters in Grödig near Salzburg in Austria: our various departments including hardware development, software development and IT feature various personalities who work together on solutions and innovative technologies. Despite our size, we have maintained a familiar atmosphere and flat hierarchies. Find information about careers and jobs at SKIDATA.


SKIDATA is an international leading company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, communities, sports stadiums, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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