Being competently focused to meet our customers’ needs; we are offering a wide variety of quality products in multiple categories ranging from grocery and household items to kitchen appliances and electronic accessories at unbelievably affordable rates. Make regular visits and have a delightful experience every time while shopping for all your desired products that are amazingly ranged between 1 to 10 AED at Makkah Markets – your ultimate hopping destination

After living in Maine for approximately six years, I noticed that the Maine community was continually increasing. Subsequently, I wanted to start a business that would both help my community and support the Maine economy. Many people from my community cooked a lot, but several ingredients were not available in the local stores. My employment as a cashier in the Arabic market also exposed me to the high demand for another store. After looking for a place to rent and start my own business, I found the perfect place in June 2015 on Vannah Avenue in Portland. Beyond excited, I worked hard to make sure my business succeeded! This business has the goal to cater to Arabic foods, anybody who enjoys this cuisine can find all the ingredients they need in my market. I traveled to Boston and included the inventory that my community requested. After telling my friends, family, and community about my new business, I am grateful that Makkah Market remains an open store for locals. This is a market for Arabic foods and groceries which specializes in selling ingredients, food, and other such related items.

Fawaz’s story
My name is Fawaz. I was born in Iraq, where I owned a store in the small city of Nasereyah. After 2003, my wife and I began to feel unsafe, so we moved to Syria, Jordan, and then Turkey. We were lucky to have the opportunity to come to the United States in 2009 under refugee statuses. We settled in Maine and we’re excited to live in a new, safe place. Even though everything was new to include the food and how to speak and drive, we were very happy to call this place home. My wife does not work as she is on disability but my brother and I were eager to get started. Based on my employment experience in Iraq, I
sought jobs in a similar environment with my brother alongside. At first, we had a difficult time due to the language barrier. After moving around jobs, I eventually found steady employment as a cashier in an Arabic market also with my brother. As I worked in this line of work, I began to realize the demand for this industry and market and decided to open my own business in order to have a business for my middle eastern community and create jobs, but also to expand and cater to “Mainer’s” the food and ingredients from that I grew up with.

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