A UAE BASED TRADING HOUSE WITH OVER 60 YEARS OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY HERITAGE
The Business began in 1962 when Mr. Mohamed Yehia Zakaria our Founder and Chairman, partnered with UAE business family's to bring Pepsi-Cola to the region. As the CEO, co-founder and Managing Director of The Dubai Refreshment Company, Mohamed Zakaria exponentially executed the Pepsi business strategy in the Gulf region to new heights and expanded the capacity as well as the business activities to new dimensions where today Pepsi enjoys between 80-90 % market share in Both the UAE and Oman.
In the Early to mid 60’s real-estate was lucrative and we took advantage of the opportunity dedicated our resources and time to capitalizing on Dubai’s ever growing market economy. In 1980 along with the then late Ruler of Dubai, H.H.Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and H.E. the late Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais, Our founder, established the UAE’s first natural spring water company Jeema Mineral Water. Expanding in regional and international markets, Mohammed Zakaria established a benchmark for not only the soft during industry, but the water industry as a whole, with the introduction of private labeling in the early 1990’s, a first for the region.
Through our 60 years of existence, and multiple industry exposure including production, development, manufacturing, F&B, telecommunications, luxury transportation and much more, Al Zakaria Trading has a wealth of knowledge and experience to counter any future opportunities that may come in our path.
Today the business enjoys a healthy international and domestic real-estate portfolio, strategic equity investments in international and local establishments, as well as partnerships with international recognized brands.
We are a young and dynamic team always searching for regional and global lucrative opportunities.