Graduated in 1964 from the American University of Beirut with a degree in civil engineering. After working in his field in Libya from 1964-1972, he joined the Khatib & Alami engineering firm in Dubai as regional director for the Arab Gulf area. In 1977 he became Director General; in 2000 he became a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and then Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Board.
In 2011 he became Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since his retirement in 2013, Mr. Abdulhadi has devoted his time to philanthropy and volunteer work as Vice Chairperson of the Welfare Association Board of Trustees, Chairperson of its Resources Development Committee, and member of the Board of Trustees of both the Palestine International Foundation for Research and Arab Student Aid International in Jordan.