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Al Islami Foods – Our Story

The Al Islami Foods story began in 1970 with one small grocery shop, known as the Dubai Co-operative Society, at Port Saeed in Deira. The shop also sold razors and laundry products but its founder, Haj Sayeed Lootah, had a bigger vision for it.

He wanted to open a chain of new stores and brought in two people from Egypt to help him achieve that goal: Kamel El-Adil and Hamid Al Bawadi. They set about implementing Mr Lootah’s plan, and each store they opened was a little more ambitious than the last. The second shop, in Karama, was closer to a modern supermarket, and it was followed by new stores in Khalid bin Waleed Road, Defense Roundabout and Satwa. The breakthrough came in 1979 when they opened a hypermarket in Mirdif, which would be the model for all future outlets… Read more >



Al Islami Kitchen

Al Islami Kitchen – the consumer engagement platform Al Islami Kitchen is the go-to place for moms, foodies and cooking enthusiasts to create delectable meals and  make a smart choice for a healthier, well […]

Al Islami Kids Club

Al Islami Kids Club – Healthy eating inspiration In 2016 Al Islami launched the Al Islami Kids’ Club to encourage 6-12-year-old children to adopt good eating habits  by making the preparation of healthy food a […]