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Spinneys supermarkets in Dubai and UAE

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Spinneys (not Spinnys or Spinney's) is a well known chain of supermarkets in Dubai with stores also in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and further afield. Spinneys usually have a good range of products, and is a popular place to shop, especially with Western expats, although it is regarded as more expensive than some of the other supermarket chains in Dubai such as Union Co-op, Choithrams (not Choitrams), Carrefour and Lulu's. Most Spinneys shops have pork sections for those who need a black pudding fix. Spinneys supremarkets have nothing to do with Caroll Spinney (the Big Bird muppet operator from Sesame Street).

  • As of 23 Sep 2013, Spinneys Dubai LLC operate 48 Spinneys stores in the UAE (press release).

Spinneys store locations in the UAE and Middle East

Spinneys stores in Dubai
See Spinneys Dubai list of stores
Spinneys stores in Sharjah
Area Store Name Location Opening hours Contact Notes
Sharjah Ghubaiba Spinneys Al Ghubaiba Road, next to The Home Centre. 8:00am-12:00am tel +971-6-5660844
fax +971-6-5664875
Opened 1997 (acquired store from First Choice)
Sharjah Fine Fair Fine Fair Commercial Complex, Quran Roundabout, Airport Road.   tel +971-6-5665055
fax +971-6-5668455.
PO Box 24663, Sharjah, UAE
Sharjah King Faisal Spinneys King Faisal Road, opposite Nova Hotel 8:00am-12:00am tel +971-6-5727011
& +971-6-5722830
fax +971-6-5725179
Sharjah Sahara Centre Spinneys Basement Level of the Sahara Center Sat-Thu 8:30am-12am
tel +971-6-5318555
fax +971-6-5318585
Open on Fri 8:30am-11:30am
& 1pm-12am
Sharjah Taawun Mall Spinneys Al Taawun shopping mall 8:00am-12:00am tel +971-6-5776001 Closed Fri 1130-1300
Al Majaz 2         Spinneys Market
Spinneys stores and alcohol shops in Abu Dhabi
See Spinneys Abu Dhabi
Spinneys shops in other emirates
Area Store Name Location Opening hours Contact Notes
Ajman   Dana Plaza, Rumaila 24 hrs tel +971-6-7422008 Small shop, opened March 2007, location Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Street, Rumaylah/Rumailah
Al Ain Spinneys   Al Bateen SouqExtra     Opening date 29 April 2010
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Spinneys Al Hamra Mall 08:00am-11:00pm tel +971-7-2434010 Opposite RAK Ceramics, open April 2008
Ras Al Khaimah         Warehousing or distribution facilities, and an office.
Ruwais Spinneys          
Spinneys international stores listed by country
Algeria         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Bahrain, Manama         Renamed?
Egypt         Hypermarket, planned, location unknown
Egypt, 6th of October City   Cityscape Mall     Hypermarket, planned, open July 2010
Egypt, 6th of October City   Mall of Arabia     In Juhanya Square. Planned.
Egypt, Alexandria         First Spinneys store
Egypt, Greater Cairo   City Stars Mall, Omar Ibn Elkhatab St, Heliopolis 1000-0100 Su-We
1000-0200 Th
tel +202-2-4802547 Hypermarket, Fridays open 1300-0200 (winter) and 1400-0200 (summer)
India         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Iraq         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Jordan, Amman   Taj Mall     4500 sq m, opening date Dec 2011
Jordan, Amman   Shmeisani     Opening date 11 Nov 2012
Kazakhstan         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Kuwait         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Lebanon         Stores in Ashrafieh, Dbayeh (open 1998), Jnah, Saida, Tripoli, Tyr
Lebanon - Byblos         Opening date Sep 2012, area 3,000 sq m.
Lebanon - Choueifat   Spot C Mall Open 2015   Area 7,300 sq meters, announced 25 Jul 2013.
Lebanon 2012         Expansion plans in 2012 include Jbeil (Jbail), 2nd store in Ashrafiyeh (Achrafieh) (03 Aug 2012 news)
Libya Hypermarket 1         Expansion plans Jul 2007 news. Update Jun 2010, opening date end 2011.
Libya Hypermarket 2         Jun 2010 news - open end 2012.
Pakistan         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Qatar, Doha   The Mall, D Ring Rd, Najma Roundabout 1000-2200 Sa-Th
1300-2200 Fr
tel +974-44671666
fax +974-44660354
1600 sq m, open 2009? H1 2010
Qatar, Doha   The Pearl     2 stores, open by mid-2011? Opening announced 12 Jan 2012
Qatar, Doha   Medina Centrale     4,000 sq m, open in 2012?
Qatar, Al Waab City         agreement signed February 2009?
Saudi Arabia         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
Syria Spnneys Market Damascus Qudsaya suburb   tel +963-11-3443773 Information not confirmed, open Aug 2012?
Syria         Expansion plans - July 2007 news
  • No stores in Fujairah, or Umm Al Quwain (as of June 2010). Ras Al Khaimah Spinneys opened in Al Hamra Mall in April 2008, Al Ain Spinneys opened in SouqExtra! Al Bateen in April 2010.
  • *Planned Spinneys stores - Information from Spinneys Dubai CEO interview with Emirates Today published 14 September 2007. Appears to be some overlap with a few stores already opened eg Mirdiff Community Center, Emaar Residences, Ajman.
Spinneys expansion plans
  • Spinneys opened a new store in Lebanon in October 2011 and plans to open 3 more in the country before the end of 2011. Further plans include another 3 stores in Qatar, 2 in Jordan, 3 in Egypt, and maybe another 4 in Lebanon (report wasn't clear) by 2013. Plans for new stores in Libya, Syria and Tunisia were delayed by political events in those countries during 2011 (Reuters report 31 October 2011).
  • Spinneys plan to open 3 stores in the UAE and 2 stores in Oman during 2010, and possibly expand to Saudi Arabia (Maktoob report October 2009).
  • Spinneys are planning to open up to 10 supermarkets in the SoukExtra chain of shopping centers according to a report in April 2009.
Spinneys Jordan
  • 12 Nov 2013 (Bloomberg) - Majid Al Futtaim Holding (MAF) is planning to buy Spinneys Jordan but not Spinneys in any other countries. In May 2013, MAF was considering buying Abraaj Capital's stake in Spinneys outside the UAE.
  • 11 Nov 2012 (press release) - opening of second branch of Spinneys in Amman announced, in Shmeisani. Location, opening hours, contact details not supplied.
  • Opening of Spinneys Taj Mall announced 18 December 2011 (press release). Store area 4,500 sq m.
  • First Spinneys supermarket in Jordan in the TAJ mall in the Abdoun district of Amman.
  • Opening date originally planned for end 2010? Delayed until Q3 of 2011 (17 January 2011 press release).
  • Area 5,000 sq meters (increased from 3,300 sq m in previous information).
Spinneys Lebanon
  • 25 Jul 2013 - new Spinneys store announced in Chouiefat in The Spot C shopping mall. Area 7,300 sq meters, opening date expected in 2015.
  • 19 Sep 2012 - new Spinneys store opening in Byblos announced, area 3,000 square meters (press release).
  • Spinneys started operating in Lebanon in 1948. Then stopped operations (when)? Then started again in 1998 with a branch opening in Dbayeh.
Spinneys Qatar
  • Spinneys plans to open 6 stores in Qatar between 2011 and 2014. One agreement signed in February 2009 for an outlet in Al Waab City, (25 March 2011 news reports).
  • Two stores to be opened at The Pearl-Qatar. A flagship supermarket at Porto Arabia (area 4,000 sq m, opening date mid-2011), and a second shop at Medina Centrale (area 500 sq m, opening date mid-2011) (25 March 2011 news reports).
Spinneys Syria
  • Nov 2007 - Souria Holdings and Spinneys signed an agreement to open several Spinneys supermarkets in Syria (press release January 2008).
  • 06 May 2004 - Abraaj Capital reported Arif Naqvi, who has an 80 per cent stake in Spinneys parent Cupola, said: "We have an operating business in Lebanon, and the addition of Jordan and Syria will represent the next stage of spreading the brand into new territories."
Magrudy's bookshops in Spinneys supermarket centers
  • Magrudy's manage/own managed/owned several book stores in Spinneys supermarket centers, including Dubai Silicon Oasis, Jumeirah Beach Road (Dubai), Khalidiya (Abu Dhabi), Meadows Town Centre (Dubai), Mercato Mall (Dubai), Trade Center Road (Dubai).
  • Beginning March 2011, Jashanmal Bookstores will take over the Magrudy's bookstores in Spinneys outlets (The National 31 March 2011).
General information about Spinneys grocery shops and supermarkets
  • Spinneys shops are usually open 0800 to 2200 (some stores 0700/0830/1000 to 2200/2300/2400/0100/0200 and even 24 hrs in Bur Dubai).
  • Spinneys supermarket noticeboards are busy with for sale advertisements for cars, furniture and various other classified ads. A good place to go to sell your junk, or request/offer services like tutoring.
  • There are at least 29 Spinneys stores in the UAE - 21 in Dubai, 5 in Sharjah, 2 in Abu Dhabi, 1 in Ajman (as of January 2008).
  • Some Spinneys branches have recycling depots for newspapers, plastic bags, plastic bottles, aluminium cans.
  • Like all supermarkets in the UAE, Spinneys don't sell alcohol in their stores but some Spinneys complexes in Dubai have an A&E or MMI bottle shop next door. Spinneys in Abu Dhabi operate separate liquor stores. The Spinneys alcohol shop in the Sharjah Booze Souk closed around 1996/1997 (along with the rest of the Sharjah Booze Souq).
  • 'Living in the Gulf' is Spinneys' own weekly magazine. Contains a few coupons and recipies. About what you'd expect from a supermarket chain producing their own magazine.
  • Spinneys Dubai LLC head office & postal address (except for Fine Fair in Sharjah): Spinneys Jebel Ali, PO Box 677, Dubai, UAE, tel +971-4-3555250, fax +971-4-3555269, email spinexpt@emirates.net.ae.
Spinneys products and selection
  • The stores are tidy, well organised, relatively spacious, have a large range of magazines and foreign newspapers. Spinneys have pork sections in most branches (except Deira and Sharjah).
  • Good quality meat, vegetables. Excellent range of bread baked in the store.
  • Delicatessen counter stocks a good range of stuffed olives and other culinary delights to cram into your visitors' gobs before dinner. The hommous (humous, homous, hummous) and the potato salad are outstanding, and there's a decent range of cheeses. The pork delicatessen has a good selection of pates and salamis, and their spicy Italian sausages are great for BBQs.
  • Prepared meals look better than they taste - a home delivery from your nearest Chinese or Indian restaurant is a better idea.
  • Mondays is Market Day at Spinneys meaning they have special promotions on a variety of products. Occasionally there are actually some good deals.
Spinneys ownership and history
  • Spinneys was first founded in the Middle East in 1924 in Alexandria, Egypt by Arthur Rawdon Spinney. Spinneys was established in the UAE in 1942 in Al Nasr Square, Deira and was originally known as 'The Frozen Chicken' because it launched the first chiller van selling frozen chickens. In 1995 a major distribution center was opened in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Spinneys Dubai LLC and Spinneys Abu Dhabi LLC
  • Spinneys Dubai LLC own and run the Dubai and Oman stores (called Al Fair). Spinneys Dubai is owned by Mr Ali Al Bawardi (Albawardi, Albawardy, Al Bawardy, Al Bwardi, Al Bwardy, Albwardy, Albwardi). He bought it from the original owners, the Cupola Group.
  • Spinneys Abu Dhabi LLC own stores in Abu Dhabi. Spinneys Dubai manages them in conjunction with Abdulla Masood. CEO of Spinneys Dubai is Jannie C Holtzhausen.
  • Spinneys Dubai is a separate organisation from Spinneys Group Limited, and Spinneys Dubai have the right to use the 'Spinneys' name only in the UAE.
Spinneys Group
  • CEO of Spinneys Group is Michael Wright, since 2006. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Spinneys Holding Ltd, and before that held other positions in the Spinneys organisation since the late 1980s.
  • Abraaj Capital is the managing shareholder in Spinneys Group Limited. A possible Initial Public Offering (IPO) was mentioned in July 2007 when Spinneys borrowed US$80 million (as part of a US$180m finance program) to fund its growth plans across the Middle East.
  • Spinneys Group (or Spinneys Holding) own or operate stores in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Seychelles (Nov 2006, called SupaSave Discount Store).
  • Spinneys Group expansion plans include new stores opening in Bahrain (Alosra supermarket?), Qatar, Pakistan, Jordan and negotiations to open more stores in other Middle Eastern, Asian & African locations including Algeria, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Syria (July 2007 news).
  • Spinneys Group plan to open 2 hypermarkets in Libya, one at end 2011, and one at end 2012 (Arabian Business report 08 June 2010). Investment of $8m to $10m for each store.
  • The same AB report also said The group has already announced plans to open four stores in Qatar and Jordan in 2010 and 2011, while in the same period it will add seven outlets to its existing eight in Lebanon and Egypt.
Spinneys personnel
  • Chief Development Officer - Alister Calder (appointed in 2008).
Last update Wednesday 25-Jun-2014
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Spinneys has a long, bewildering, confusing, and ever increasing selection of websites. These are the ones we can find and what they're for. Main one seems to be spinneys.com or spinneys-dubai.com.

  • www.spinneys.ae - Spinneys Abu Dhabi LLC website, being refurbished (has been in that state for a year or more)
  • www.spinneys.co.ae - same as spinneys.ae (Abu Dhabi)
  • www.spinneys.com - Dubai Spinneys LLC website but with not much information - some job listings only? Domain name expired 09 July 2007, not renewed as of 21 July 2007.
  • www.spinneys-abudhabi.com and www.spinneys-abudhabi.net
  • www.spinneys-algeria.com - international website
  • www.spinneys-bahrain.com - international website
  • www.spinneys-dubai.com - information about Spinneys Dubai stores, changed from spinneys.com?
  • www.spinneys-egypt.com - Spinneys Egypt website with information about the City Stars and Hurghada Spinneys stores
  • www.spinneys-hypermarkets.com
  • www.spinneys-india.com
  • www.spinneys-iran.com - an odd domain name given that Spinneys don't seem to have any stores in Iran. Same info as other Spinneys websites.
  • www.spinneys-iraq.com - same as other international Spinneys websites
  • www.spinneys-jordan.com - same as international website
  • www.spinneys-kazakhstan.com - same as international website
  • www.spinneys-ksa.com
  • www.spinneys-kurdistan.com
  • www.spinneys-kuwait.com
  • www.spinneys-lebanon.com - list of Lebanese Spinneys stores
  • www.spinneys-libya.com - same as international website
  • www.spinneys-mart.com
  • www.spinneys-oman.com
  • www.spinneys-qatar.com - same as Spinneys main website? With international store locations.
  • www.spinneys-saudiarabia.com
  • www.spinneys-supermarkets.com - seems to be a copy of other Spinneys websites
  • www.spinneys-syria.com - international website
  • www.spinneys-uae.com
  • www.spinneys-yemen.com
  • www.spinneysauh.com - Spinneys Abu Dhabi beer, wine, liquor stores and alcohol licence information website.
  • www.spinneysdelivery.com - do your grocery shopping online and Spinneys will deliver it too you.


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