Magrudy’s began trading in 1975, and quickly became a central part of Dubai life. At ﬁrst selling mainly educational toys and school supplies, children’s books formed part of our very ﬁrst oﬀering. By popular request, new categories were quickly added: mother and baby, cookery, ﬁction and so on. Although Jumeirah remains the “spiritual home” of Magrudy’s – visited by customers who shopped with us as children in the Seventies and Eighties, now parents themselves – the ever-increasing demand for books in Dubai allowed us to expand across the UAE into Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
MAGRUDY TODAY Being a family-run business our books are complemented by a wide range of cards, toys, stationery, and arts & crafts materials suitable for all ages, as well as school uniforms sold through our new Jumeirah Uniform Shop and Al-Ittihad Branches.
We play an active role in the community and believe in corporate social responsibility as we encourage reading among all the various age groups and nationalities across the UAE, running books clubs for adults and children, inviting authors for book signings, and working closely with local schools to promote reading as a path to knowledge.