Milestones

In 1974, when the late Mr. M. R. Chhabria founded Jumbo Electronics, little did the country realize that a phenomenon had been set in motion. We’ve traversed many a milestone in the metamorphosis of this family owned business into the professionally managed diverse group of companies that we are today.

1974

After the unification of UAE in 1971, Jumbo became one of the first tech companies to start its retail and distribution business

1975

Jumbo launches Sony in the UAE which commemorates the start of an exclusive partnership

1976

Jumbo ventures into the Abu Dhabi Emirate with a store on Airport Road

1979

Office Automation Division is formed with Ricoh & Brother

1980

Iconic Jumbo House building is launched in Bur Dubai as the Group Head Quarter (with the first large format retail store)

1985

Jumbo opens the Fujairah showroom – then, the biggest in the country at 8,000 sq. ft.


Supra is launched

1990

Jumbo launches Hamdan Street store in Abu Dhabi

1991

Jumbo expands its geographical footprint into Oman


Jumbo participates in the first Gitex Shopper as the largest vendor

1996

Founding Sponsor at DSF – a coveted title


Jumbo launches the largest tech products warehousing facility at Al Quoz Industrial Area (71,500 sq feet)

1997

Jumbo launches PlayStation in the UAE

1999

Jumbo launches IT Distribution business with Compaq, HP, IBM, Acer and several other leading brands


Jumbo becomes the first tech retailer with a store in every Emirate


Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Casio

2001

Jumbo launches the Enterprise Systems business to deliver ICT solutions and services to the corporate sector in the UAE


Jumbo launches HVAC division

2002

Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Nokia

2005

Jumbo opens the largest electronics store in UAE (27,000 sq. ft. showroom in MOE)

2006

Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Hewlett Packard for its IPG products


Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Lenovo

2007

Jumbo signs distribution agreement with du for its mobile services

2008

Jumbo launches a new store in Dubai Mall


Jumbo stores in MOE and DCC win Best Anchor Store award


Jumbo wins Best Electronics Destination award


Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Dyson

2009

The Jumbo store in Deira City Centre wins the Top Electronics Store award

2010

Jumbo launches its store in Mirdif City Centre

2011

Jumbo launches the largest integrated Service Center in the UAE (64,000 sq. ft) at its Jebel Ali facility


Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Gorenje

2013

Jumbo launches JECL Logistics company for 3PL services

2014

Jumbo launches JumboForce (Jumbo Manpower Services)


Opening of Sony Boutique Store in Dubai Mall managed by Jumbo


Jumbo launches UnwiredCrew services


Jumbo launches new store at Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi


Jumbo transforms its retail business into an OmniChannel platform with the launch of its eCommerce portal www.jumbo.ae


Jumbo launches du franchise stores


Jumbo signs distribution agreement with Lava

2015

www.jumbo.ae is recognized as the Best Ecommerce Portal at the ChannelME Champion Awards


Jumbo's OmniChannel Retail wins the Power Retailer of the Year Award at the ChannelME Award Ceremony


Etisalat appoints Jumbo as their official ‘Technology & Service Delivery Partner’


Jumbo OmniChannel Retail wins the prestigious Customer Friendliness Index Award by the Dubai Economic Department

2016

Jumbo signs service agreement with Samsung and MSI

2017

Jumbo launches Dyson franchise store in Dubai Mall

2018

Jumbo Logistics launches Last Mile Delivery services


Jumbo launches a new subsidiary for Additive Manufacturing Business (Jumbo 3D Manufacturing L.L.C)


Jumbo becomes authorised service provider for Bose