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The beginning of our adventure: Abdul Aziz Baker opens a small butchery supplying fresh Western meat, fish and cold cuts.

In 1977, a simple objective became a small one-shop business in Dubai. Just as its home market of the UAE has been transformed over the past 40 years, GMG has witnessed radical transformation, expanding from that single shop to become a global well-being company.

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Al Khayam Pharmacy opens

With the opening of Al Khayam Pharmacy, GMG enters the pharma industry to improve access to medicine in Dubai. A decade later, it was was rebranded to Supercare Pharmacy.

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First Sun and Sand Sports store

Our story of sport begins with a flying shoe. While watching a football match, Abdul Aziz Baker found himself transfixed - not by the game itself, but by a flying shoe - the result of a ferocious free-kick. An idea was born instantly: to invite the best, most innovative sporting brands to Dubai's retail market.

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Jumeirah Centre opens

Jumeirah Centre opens as the first indoor mall in the UAE.

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‘90

The first Supercare Pharmacy

Supercare is created to be the primary choice for customers in search of a true family well-being destination.

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‘20

Emirates British Nursery opens

Since opening its doors in 2000, Emirates British Nursery has become one of Dubai's leading childcare and pre-school education providers.

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‘03

First Sun Coast store opens

Offering smart and cost-effective outdoor furniture solutions.

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‘10

Signing of Saudi Arabia contract with Nike

GMG signs a contract with Nike to distribute apparel, footwear and accessories in Saudi Arabia. By 2010, GMG was already distributing Nike in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

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‘12

Acquisition of Nike stores

A new era begins as GMG acquires Nike stores from Sports Zone and Al Hokair.

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The brand Trilogy is established

Trilogi, GMG's logistics arm is established. A third party warehouse opens in Dubai Investment Park.

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‘14

GMG distribution expanded to Iraq

GMG expands further as the company signs a contract with Nike

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‘16

GMG introduces e-commerce

The company's digital journey begins to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience

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‘16

Jordan flagship store opens in Middle East

The Jordan brand of shoes and athletic clothing are designed ‘for the love of the game’. At the heart of urban cool, the Jordan store in the Dubai Mall is the first flagship store in the Middle East.

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‘16

Converse store opens

The popular sneakers, skating shoes, apparel, and accessories store opens its doors for authentic street style.

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‘16

Basketbolista store opens

The UAE’s ballers bounce to Basketbolista for premium footwear, apparel and equipment.

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‘17

Launch of Nu Athlete

Nu Athlete is a multi-sports brand concept, empowering the next generation young athletes to succeed.

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‘17

Pedaliere store opens

Cyclists flock to Pedaliere for everything cycling - from bycicles to accessories, you will find all what you need for a bike ride.

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‘17

GMG Store Acquisition from Retail Corp

GMG further expands its network by acquiring 11 stores from Retail Corp.

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‘18

Launch of new Trilogi mega distribution center

Trilogi Logistics is a state of the art and energy efficient cold-chain third party logistics and food centre.

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‘18

Nike Beacon launches in Dubai

The largest Nike store in the MENA region opens in the Dubai Mall.

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‘19

Dropkick store opens

Home of the sneakerheads, trend-lovers and collectors craving the hottest drops. Dropkick is more than a store - it's a community. An identity. A lifestyle.

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‘20

GMG acquires Royal Sporting House in South-East Asia

With the acquisition, GMG enters into the South-East Asia market.

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‘21

Opening of new Saudi HQ office in Riyadh

GMG extends its long-term presence in Saudi Arabia with a new headquarters office, following the opening of a new mega-warehouse in Riyadh.

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‘21

Omnichannel retail system launches

New system provides a seamless consumer experience, in line with GMG's customer-first core values.

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Global rebranding of GMG

GMG enters a new era, by expanding across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.