The Late Mohammed Hassan (left), Nabeel Al Zain (right)
The Al Zain outlet was re-established in 1977 and a new shop was opened on Tigar Road in the old Manama Souq. The sons of the late Abdulla Al Zain, along with the admirable manager and long-time friend, the late Mohammed Hassan, managed the single most significant move to the Yateem Centre, located at the Bab-al-Bahrain Souq. This is where the Al Zain workshop was first founded and was set up with only four to ten craftsmen, which continued to thrive and grow, employing over a hundred people today in a state-of-the-art factory crafting jewelry from design to the final handcrafted product.
It was the son of Nabeel Al Zain, the present Chairman who put the urgency into Al Zain’s rapid expansion. Nabeel shared his father’s love for aesthetics, inherited his artistic eye for detail, and appealed to his core values of integrity. Nabeel Al Zain began steering the brand identity into a modern-day enterprise. They soon started opening stores across the GCC and winning prestigious awards for their quality craftsmanship and were on the way to gaining recognition on a global scale.