Corporate Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)


Our History

Time Line


Popular Swedish home furnishing and lifestyle retailer IKEA opened a new concept in Al Ain to bring convenience to its customers. The new showroom allows customers to view and order IKEA products and for items to be collected a few days later.


Al-Futtaim acquired CMC Motors Holdings Ltd in East Africa and is appointed distributor for Morgan Cars in the UAE. IKEA opens at Cairo Festival City, Egypt and M&S opens flagship store at Kuwait The Views. New brands BCBG Maxazria, Gaudi, The Kooples, Sandro and Maje are added to our retail portfolio.


Appointed sole distributor for IVECO in Saudi Arabia and Al-Futtaim Leasing is established in the UAE. Al-Futtaim Vehicle Rentals opens in Qatar and the first showroom for Lotus opens in the UAE. IKEA opens at Doha Festival City, Qatar, and British fashion brand F&F is launched in the UAE.


Acquired GUESS in Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Acquired Esprit in Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and ACE launches in Abu Dhabi at Yas Island. Al-Futtaim Auto Centers, Al-Futtaim Automotive Academy and Al-Futtaim Interiors are established in the UAE.


Appointed sole distributor for Volvo construction equipment in Saudi Arabia and Al-Futtaim Marine is established in the UAE as a division of FAMCO. Al-Futtaim Finance forms in the UAE and Select Auto established. 35,600 sqm IKEA store opens at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.


Al-Futtaim’s Automotive division launches an innovative and forward-thinking employee and customer engagement programme, placing the customer at the heart of everything we do.


Associated Motorways is acquired in Sri Lanka and Robinsons, Singapore’s oldest and best-loved department store chain, is acquired in Singapore and Malaysia.


Flagship Marks & Spencer store opens as an anchor tenant at Dubai Festival City – the largest outside the United Kingdom at the time.


A dedicated big box showroom for ACE opens at Dubai Festival City, bringing a wide variety of new products and services for fans of home improvement and do-it-yourself.


The Marsa Automotive Park opens at Dubai Festival City, featuring state-of-the-art showrooms for Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Chrysler. A 25,700 sqm IKEA store opens as an anchor tenant at Dubai Festival City Mall which is nearing completion.