50 most admired companies
Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM
LuLu Group

Headquarters Abu Dhabi

Year established 2000

Sector Retail

Founded by Yusuffali MA, who remains the managing director, Lulu Group is best known for its chain of hypermarkets, which have long served a wide segment of Gulf residents. From its UAE base, it has expanded across the region and recently opened its 12th outlet in Saudi Arabia – the 143rd branch. It plans another six before the end of the year, which will bring its total investment in the kingdom to SR500m by the end of 2019. Last year, Deloitte ranked Lulu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th in a list of the fastest growing retailers in the entire world.