A decade after Qatar’s independence, Modern Home established the concept of department stores in the region, creating a regional benchmark. The phenomenal range of products and services available at Modern Home generated widespread acclaim and encouraged its partners to expand the distribution of the brands to the rest of the GCC through Modern Home. Despite the network expansion, it remained anchored by the inherited values essential to the group’s success: respect, fairness, prudence, and integrity. The culture of giving back to the community thrived, earning recognition from regional and international humanitarian organizations.
The 1980s saw the sad demise of the revered founder and father, Abdullah Darwish, yet there was the joy of witnessing his many businesses flourish. Despite the ongoing global economic crisis, Qatar remained unaffected. The late founder’s unwavering belief in Qatar’s future, and his far-reaching vision proved to be rewarding as the group overcame the economic turmoil. These ethics left a lasting legacy that was significant in maintaining the loyalty of Modern Home’s esteemed customers. The founder’s heritage of national pride, optimism, and ambition ensured that the Qataris viewed the group’s continued success as a reflection of the nation’s economic strength.