Stamp Story

A few years ago, Mr. Khaled Al Darwish had a story on his mind; it was about a man called Manuel, this man had a strong belief. This belief was that the sole and more efficient way of communicating was by normal mail. He was a traditional man, he loved the concept that a simple envelope and a stamp would travel the whole wide world in order to either bring good news or bad news, in the envelope the content could be varied but it would almost always get to the person it was addressed to.

With this simple idea, Manuel stamp was created. Manuel Supermarket travels the whole world in order to bring to its people food and goods, those are very good news, they can be organic foods or novelties that are good for the body and soul. Sometimes Manuel also bring bad news such as fatty foods, snacks and sweets that might not be adequate for healthy nutrition but however are also good for the soul, as everyone should have what they like. We at Manuel have an enormous variety of different foods for all cultures, ethnic and local, we try everyday to have a new something for our clients, our friends, our people.

Manuel is simply an envelope with a distinctive stamp; an invitation letter for everyone, young and old, local or expatriate, to receive news that come from distance places, twenty-four hours a day, each day of the year.

It is with this idea that we try with God’s help to be a messenger of good things that feed our body and soul.

The Colors

At Manuel, we believe in colors that coordinate our vision of different products, to make it simpler and enjoyable to shop. In our stores, colors are associated with several products.

Colors are fun. They brighten, soothe, and make our lives more happy and comfortable.

At Manuel, we use of colors to make our customers feel at home and make their shopping experience a festival of great moods with different foods. We live in a colorful world and love colors.

When you shop at Manuel Supermarkets, you will feed your family, and feast your eyes!


Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless


Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything.


The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent.


The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing.


The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals.


Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color.


Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. Yellow enhances concentration. It also speeds metabolism.


The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication.


Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather.

Luxury Concept

The name Manuel is a common name in many countries in the world, it derives from the meaning “ In the Grace of God “, but also gives a European accent to our stores. A touch of Finesse from the Old Continent.

Luxury is a word that means conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, refinement of living rather than a necessity. We at Manuel are all that and a lot more. Manuel was created to bring one-step up from the ordinary supermarket chains in this world, it it meant to be a wonderful experience for the whole family. But not only in luxurious shopping but also accessible for all budgets, thus we have products for everyone.

We brought in custom made first class refrigerators from Italy in order to guarantee the freshness of our products. Our shelves were imported from Spain and custom-designed for the most exigent shoppers. All shop fittings were specially designed overseas to guarantee its uniqueness, from the floors to the ceilings, from the walls to every corner, we took care of details as no one has done it in this world in the supermarket business. We wanted to be unique, to please our customers inside and out and we have tried to bring the best there is in order to accomplish just that.

At Manuel, we desire for our customers to indulge themselves with the finest local and imported foods from around the world, as it might be Chilled Halal corn-fed Black Angus beef from the USA or a Dragon fruit from Thailand, a Fois Gras from France, an arabic sweet from Lebanon, a smoked Salmon from the Northern Seas or simply an Ajwa date from our land in Holy Medina. But Manuel is also for everyone, as one can simply browse our aisles and get a Kit-Kat and a Coca-Cola.

We have innovated and brought organic foods from the 4 corners of this world. At Manuel, we also want you to eat healthy. Thus our bakery will provide you the finest whole-grain breads and sugar/gluten free foods available today. Manuel is an epicure paradise for those who simply love great foods and their ingredients.

Explore the best and most elegant foods in the world at prices that will simply amaze you! Shop at Manuel and make a difference in your kitchen pantry.