Our History and Values

our history

The Yateem legacy began as one of the first optical shops and pharmacy in Bahrain in the year 1910.
Late Mr. Ahmed Ali Yateem, was a pioneer in the Middle East region and he saw the need for having a home-grown optical presence to serve the needs of the community.
Following his footsteps, the late Mr. Abdulla Ali Yateem formed the foundation for spreading the yateem group through strategic expansions in the region.
In 1971 Mr. Naser Abdulla Yateem who had joined the business, ventured out to tap the U.A.E market and opened the first retail optical showroom in Abu Dhabi. The rest as they say, is history. Today the five sons of Mr. Abdulla Ali Yateem form the core pillars that hold the group.

The Yateem Group owns nearly 100 optical outlets in addition to many other brands and facilities. At its heart, the group retains the original family values set forth by the founders. To this day, the group continues to provide the best, world class, vision care products and services to the residents of GCC.

The Yateem Group owns nearly 100 optical outlets in addition to many other brands and facilities.

At its heart, the group retains the original family values set forth by the founders.

The group continues to provide the best, world class, vision care products and services.

our values

We at Yateem Group have the ultimate responsibility for the care and protection of your eyes and we take our role very seriously. Hence, when it comes to your eyes we choose nothing but the best. Whether it be our selection of lenses, frames or sunglasses; whether it be our licensed optometrist or the service quality offered; we ensure you get the best of the best.

The Brand is recognized for having the latest and best collections available across the globe. The showrooms are designed and planned to meet the expectations of our international customers. To maintain this international standard, almost all of our showrooms are designed by leading Italian designers. We want our customers to have a wide array of choices to enable them to choose a product that best fits their individual requirements. But for us it is not just about having a big collection. To serve our customers to the best of our ability, our brand makes to following promises to our customers.

The Yateem Group highly values its employees and considers them a valuable asset to our growth and development. We have had entire generations of employees who have grown along with us and this is truly reflective of our values.

We promise to provide the best optometric examination of your eyes and accurate diagnosis of your visual conditions. We promise to recommend the best solutions for your eyes requirements. We promise to provide the best in quality, optical solutions for your individual requirements. We promise to provide the best customer service and shopping experience. The brand is committed to provide world class optical solutions to the customers.

Our second main area of brand value is in the level of service we offer to our customers. We have a team of Optometrists who undertake a comprehensive eye examination to ensure the best optical correction is provided and provide you their professional recommendations. Our core value is in protecting your eyes and our logo, symbolizing the two palms protectively holding an eye; represents this value.

The frames and sunglasses in Yateem are double checked for quality in our distribution center. All our products are imported from the world’s leading and authenticated suppliers to ensure our customers get the genuine experience. The optical lenses produced by us are processed in a lab that is approved by Seiko, to have the same standards as the laboratories in Germany or Japan. The quality control process applied, ensure that the lenses you receive are accurate and well fitted.

The last and strongest promise our brand offers is that our customers can rest assured with the knowledge that wherever they are in GCC, they will receive the same standards of service in all our showrooms. You are never too far from a Yateem Opticians showroom when in GCC.