In the late 80’s, the concept of walking through the aisles of a pharmacy and interacting with products up close was foreign to the residents of Abu Dhabi. Al Manara set a benchmark in pharmacy retail with the opening of its first branch in 1988.
This new concept of allowing the customer to walk freely through the aisles and scrutinize products they were interested in before purchasing them soon became very popular, as it was much more desirable than the standard over-the-counter method of sales. Al Manara grew from success to success and opened several more branches, including the then largest pharmacy in 1999. This branch of Al Manara is still located in Al Ain Mall and was officially the largest in the UAE at the time of its opening in terms of total area and product mix.
Al Manara’s innovative approach to “lifestyle maintenance” is what sets them apart, and with each passing milestone, the brand expands itself and continuously improves its service offering. A few classic examples of such would be the simplistic and aesthetic Italian-designed interiors, the state of the art IT system, which was developed in-house and is now adopted by almost 300 pharmacies in UAE simply because of its ease of use, and even the fact that Al Manara was the pioneer in introducing consultation and treatment rooms within pharmacies, once again a hugely successful concept.
Till date, Al Manara is open to new ideas and constantly looks at improving services to intensify the feeling of wellbeing. These milestones have led the brand to become one of the most trusted and dependable pharmacy retail chains in the country.