DUBAI: This month, BinSina Pharmacy – Dubai’s first-ever licensed pharmacy-celebrates 55 years of its foundation and success in the United Arab Emirates. An Al Khayyat Investments (AKI) brand, BinSina Pharmacy is one of the UAE’s leading pharmacy chains with ambitious plans to further expand its operations across the GCC region.
Established in 1965, the chain prides itself in its deeply rooted heritage in the UAE and its commitment to provide quality healthcare to all people in the country, successfully growing from a single humble pharmacy in Naser Square, Dubai, to a network of 120+ stores that extends across the emirates.
“We are very proud of the many contributions that BinSina has made to the healthcare environment in the UAE and greatly value the importance of healthcare access for all,”stated Zaid Al Khayyat, Managing Director at Al Khayyat Investments. “BinSina Pharmacy was the first of our establishments and lies at the core of our family company to this day. As we prepare for our dynamic period of expansion on our 55th anniversary, we dedicate ourselves to striving to meet the community’s evolving and growing needs and to promoting a healthy lifestyle across the region,” he added.
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, BinSina Pharmacy has launched numerous initiatives to help keep residents safe, further proving its commitment to supporting the community. These include the distribution of health and safety items such as gloves, face masks, hand sanitisers and vitamin C supplements to various government institutions. The healthcare retailer also joined forces with the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi (DOH)and the Ministry of Health (MOHAP) to launch a medicine home-delivery service in the emirate and made the conscious decision to ensure that there are no prices rises during this time, despite the shortages of supply.
Other initiatives undertaken by the pharmacy chain include partnering with UAE-based health provider TruDoc 24/7 to offer residents round-the-clock access to medical consultation and services through its e-commerce website during the COVID-19 outbreak. This offered residents instant access to licenced healthcare professionals and the opportunity to receive medical advice for non-emergency conditions from the safety of their own homes. BinSina Pharmacy has also embraced corporate social responsibility and giving back to the community through other initiatives over the years,such as blood donations, fundraisers, providing food for the less fortunate during Ramadan and supporting various causes in the UAE, including breast cancer, diabetes, and autism.
Ian Hunter, Chief Operating Officer at BinSina added: “We take pride in our homegrown brand that has dedicated itself to supporting the health of the community. When it comes to health, we believe in taking a customer-centric approach to ensure wide access to healthcare, medicines, and beauty products, which is why we wish to expand our portfolio of omnichannel services in the UAE and across the wider GCC, later this year.It brings us great joy to know that we have been able to serve our community for 55 strong years – we intend to continue doing so for many years to come.”
The UAE’s oldest healthcare retailer, BinSina Pharmacy is also known for its streamlined look and feel to ensure an optimal shopping experience for its customers. The company guarantees its customers a best in class product range and premium health and wellness advice, provided through their experts in beauty and pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, BinSina Pharmacy has introduced the latest IT systems into the stores to enhance connections and trust between healthcare professionals, drug manufacturers, pharmacies,and the company’s main focus; its customers.