Partner in Dubai’s foundation and the development of the UAE
3 generations of enterprising leaders in the Mohebi family have been part of Dubai’s history for 85 years since 1931 and contributed to the shaping of the city, the country and the wider region.
What started out as one of the first shops in the Dubai market in 1931 has flowered into a vibrant and dynamic Emirati enterprise.
Belief in the future
was the year that Baqer opened his first grocery store in the old Dubai Souk, next to Dubai Creek. In an environment rife with economic hardship, survival was tough. But the vision that he had for the family business ensured a reputation of giving customers what they needed, steadily strengthening his business base.
Dubai population in 1931: 20,000
Dr. Zainal Mohebi:
Building on landmark events
was the turning point for Dubai, when oil was discovered. The UAE was formed in 1971. These landmark events encouraged Zainal, Baqer’s son, to take the grocery business and expand it outwards.
He urged international FMCG companies to come to the UAE, distribute their products and flourish.
Dubai population in 1968: 58,971
UAE population in 1968: 185,312
Dubai population in 1975: 183,187
UAE population in 1975: 531,265
Going against the tide
The Mohebi name today is considered one of the regions’ strongest in FMCG Logistics Vertical Integration, with significant commercial influence overseas too.
Dubai population in 2016: 2,489,000
UAE population in 2016: 9,510,000
Dubai South development