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The Magrabi Company was first established by Dr. Amin El-Maghraby in Egypt in 1927. Proudly following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Akef El-Maghraby continued investing in the field of eye care services, and lay the foundation for Magrabi Hospitals and the Magrabi Retail Group, thus bringing the Magrabi name into prominence.

Born in 1940, Dr. El-Maghraby is the founder and chairman of the Magrabi Eye and Ear Hospitals and Centers in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He also serves as chairman of Magrabi Retail, the mother company of Magrabi Optical.

Dr. El-Maghraby’s passion for eye care and his dedication to helping people led him to also found a number of non-profit hospital and facilities, including the reputed Al Noor Foundation in Egypt.

In 2004, a third generation member of the family, Amin El-Maghraby became CEO of Magrabi Optical.

The first Magrabi Optical store opened in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in 1981 in direct combination with the local Magrabi Eye Hospital.

Since then, Magrabi Optical has expanded into Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE, making it the largest ophthalmic eyewear and sunglasses retail chain in the Middle East and North Africa, with over 160 retail outlets.

Magrabi Optical’s stores are located in the most prestigious malls and shopping districts throughout the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa.

Designed with the customer in mind, the stores’ modern look reflects the considerable effort invested to satisfy all clients’ needs: from clear displays and customer service areas to fully equipped eye care clinics and labs utilizing today's most technologically advanced ophthalmologic equipment.

Magrabi Optical is committed to providing customers with the best optical services, employing a highly qualified staff that is ready to attend to customers’ needs when it comes to vision correction. In addition to ensuring high-quality and tailored optical care, the chain offers shoppers an unrivaled selection of the world's finest prescription spectacles and sunglasses from name brands such as Chanel, Cartier, Mont Blanc, Prada, Porsche Design, Bvlgari, Tom Ford and Ray-Ban, in addition to a range of exclusive brands such as Airlite, Sama and TEMPO.

In addition, each store features a wide range of high-quality ophthalmic lenses and highly advanced and fashionable contact lenses to fulfill every customer’s needs. A large collection of accessories such as eyewear cases, eyeglass chains and cleaning products are also available.

A firm believer in honesty, integrity, respect, innovation and social consciousness Magrabi Optical constantly invests in the development and growth of its staff, its most valuable resource. The company employs more than 150 eye care practitioners, 400 opticians as well as a highly qualified team working in customer service, marketing, merchandising, operations and administration.

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