About us

The Yateem Eye Center, is the brainchild of UAE’s leading optical expert; Mr. Nasser A Yateem. As the executive president of Yateem Opticians – retail optical chain, he has identified the need for a specialty eye care center in UAE which will meet the needs of the growing population in the region. Having served the eye care needs of the market for over 100 years, he now aims to provide a comprehensive eye care solution through this facility.

Mission Statement

  • Maintaining an unparalleled healthcare reputation, that positions the well-established Yateem brand as the number one provider of eye care in region
  • Providing exemplary, compassionate and high quality comprehensive care for each of our patients and their family members.
  • Acquiring the latest state of the art eye technologies and surgical platforms, conforming to the highest safety and quality standards.
  • Ensuring excellence through constant innovation, education, outreach programs and continuous performance improvement.
  • Exhibiting effective stewardship and leadership in the management of all available resources.

Vision Statement

We aspire to be the most trusted and leading, region-wide source of the highest quality contemporary eye care


  • Patient first

    Our Patients are the reason why we are here and they are at the center of everything we do.
    We always put our patients first.
  • Excellence

    We are dedicated to be the best that we can be. We always strive to exceed our patients and stakeholder’s expectations.
  • Quality

    We aim to maintain the highest quality standards. We achieve this by continually measuring and improving our outcomes.
  • Trust

    Honest and open communication with patients and stakeholders.
  • Compassion

    We demonstrate our commitment to world-class care by providing a supportive environment for our patients, patient’s families and fellow caregivers.
  • Integrity

    We provide service with honesty and honor; while complying with laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Teamwork

    We collaborate and share knowledge to benefit patients and fellow caregivers for the advancement of our mission.
  • Accountability

    We accept responsibility for performance and act as stewards of our financial, intellectual, and human resources.
  • Diversity

    We understand and embrace the diverse beliefs, needs, and expectation of our patients, community and employees.
  • Respect

    We honor the uniqueness of each individual and treat him/her equally.

Yateem Group

  • 1910Founded in 1910 in Bahrain by the Late Mr. Ahmed Ali Yateem, Yateem Optician is the 1st Optical Establishment and the only one which can claim a century old existence in the Middle East.

    Over the years, under the dynamic leadership of the Former Chairman, Late Mr. Abdulla Ali Yateem, supported by his sons – Mr. Ali Abdulla Yateem, Mr. Ahmed Abdulla Yateem, Mr. Nasser Abdulla Yateem, Mr. Khalid Abdulla Yateem and Mr. Hisham Abdulla Yateem, Yateem Optician has grown as a high end Optical Fashion and Luxury retail chain with 82 exclusive outlets, distribution center, lens manufacturing unit, hearing aid center and has also forayed into the real estate business. Yateem has spread its wings all over the G.C.C and has its presence in the U.A.E, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.
  • 1971 1971 was a major year in the history of Yateem Optician. Mr. Nasser Abdulla Yateem who had joined the business by that time, ventured out to tap the U.A.E market and opened the first retail optical showroom in Abu Dhabi and the rest as they say, is history.
  • 1991 In 1991, Mr. Ali Abdulla Yateem, the present Vice Chairman opened Yaco Trading – the wholesale division of Yateem Group to cater to the surging demand of disposable contact lenses, designer sunglasses and frames. He entered into an agreement with Johnson & Johnson – Global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of Acuvue contact lenses.

    Apart from this, Yaco Trading distributes many fashion luxury designer sunglasses and frames. Mr. Khalid Yateem added strength to the group by establishing Yateem Hearing Aid Centre as well as Yateem Real Estate, which has properties all over the G.C.C. The Yateem Group is a consortium of all of these ventures that began under Mr. Abdulla Ali Yateem.


Yateem Pharmacy

As a company that started out in the field of Pharmacy and Optics, Mr. Nasser Yateem envisioned the relaunch of the yateem pharmacy brand in UAE. The Yateem Pharmacy is now open in the Yateem Eye Center at Khalifa City A. With a primary focus on providing the best and the latest prescription medications for the eye care sector, the pharmacy also plans on being the leading provider of quality over the counter medications to the residents of UAE.