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Seib Story

In centuries past, even up until recent times, Qatar thrived on one precious commodity, the pearl.

Year after year, hundreds of men said goodbye to their loved ones, and sailed out to sea. For six months at a time, dhows carrying up to sixty divers traversed up and down the Gulf in search of oysters that stubbornly hid the valuable prize in their tightly-shut shells. Many times a day, the men would hold their breaths and plunge into the cool, crystalline waters of the sea. And many times a day, the Seib was there, loyally and patiently holding on to the ropes supporting the divers and pulling in their exhausted bodies onto the boats after their dives were completed. The men were left to focus on the oysters; the Seib focused on the men.

The Seib was the diver’s lifeline. The Seib took on all the risk. The men entrusted with full confidence their lives to the Seib, who stayed on the dhow and looked after them.

Confidence and trust, two values that you will find are also shared by Seib Insurance and Reinsurance Company. Just like the Seib, you can be rest assured that we will be there to pull you out when you need us most.

Focus on your pearl. Let us focus on the risk.