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Al Baba Sweets Milestones


1931: At the age of nine, Mohammed Bachir El Baba worked for the Sanyoura family after school hours to earn a living.

1950: First Al Baba branch opens at Bawabat El Fawaa, downtown Sidon. Mohammed El Baba is joined by his sons.

1984: Second branch opens in Jezzine Road, Sidon.

1995: Al Baba relocates its second branch, which consists of a one floor showroom and a one floor production facility. The reopening of this branch featured a totally new concept, where Al Baba became a pioneer in introducing new concepts to the region of Sidon.

1998: First branch in Beirut with a store area of 130m2 in the area of Quraytem, opens.  The branch is made up of a factory and a warehouse covering a total area of 300m2.

2000: Al Baba establishes its headquarters in Sidon, also becoming its Flagship store. The five storey building is divided into three production floors covering a 3000m2 area, two office floors, and a ground floor showroom covering an area of 450m2.

2002: A second branch in Beirut opens in Tayouneh, with a 400m2 wide showroom and a factory and warehouse covering a 450m2 space.  At the same time, Al Baba had an eye for expanding abroad and opened its first branch in the state of Dubai, UAE. The branch showroom, with an area of 240m2 is fifteen minutes away from a 300m2 area factory , that supplies the showroom with all the production lines, including Arabic sweets, French pastry, ice cream, dates and jewels.

2005: Al Baba opens in Abu Dhabi, its second UAE branch with a store area of 120m2.

2008: Al Baba opens in the Barsha region near Emirates Mall, its third branch in the UAE with a store area of  77m2.

2010: Al Baba continues its expansion in Lebanon, with a new branch opening in Jal EL Dib. The branch which features a coffee shop, has a store area of 350m2. The branch is unique for its spaciousness and modernity.

2013: Al Baba opens a new concept with a new brand namely Dar Al Baba in the Downtown area of Dubai (The Boulevard),just close to Burj Khalife with an area of 128m2. It is a luxury outlet that offers authentic Lebanese sweets and cuisine in an Arabian modern twist.