Lift Mart Company History

Lift Mart Company History


Our Start

In the early 1950’s, the late Ibrahim Sami Semaan came to Dubai on a work trip from Qatar. He used to work in an Electrical company and the project he was handling was to fix the lighting of the Villa for the Qatari Prince at the time. After completion of his first project in Dubai, he set up his own electric company at the time and proceeded to install all the electrical wiring for Deira Clock tower, and later on to install all the electrical wiring for Dubai Airports Runways. He saw an opportunity of introducing Elevators to the region and he took it. He created his brand of elevators naming it Ultra Lifts and installed the first elevator in the United Arab Emirates in 1958. It is currently located in a private villa on Jamal Abdul Nasser Street in Deira.


Strengthening Ties Across the Arab Region – Welcoming King Hussein of Jordan to the UAE

Building relationships and expanding into new territory went hand in hand. As the nation grew, so did our dreams. In 1967, the Late Ibrahim Sami Semaan welcomed the King Hussein Bin Talal of Jordan in Dubai with open arms and an open heart. His attitude and generosity made an impactful statement in the country and was later commended by the Dubai Municipality at the time for his kind gesture.


Unveiling of New Middle Eastern Headquarters

Our Middle eastern headquarters were set up located at the heart of Dubai on Al Maktoum Street. He then set up his very own factory in Spain that produced elevators for all of the Middle Eastern and North African territories.


The Expansion

The company’s growth has been achieved through continuous reinvestment of profits together with design improvements and innovation of new devices and systems. The company then decided to turn to the foreign market through an aggressive export policy. By then, it’s lifts were already well known in several countries including Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Morocco and Lebanon. This year is when we flourished in the Iraqi Market and supplied Elevators and Escalators to Olympic Stadiums, Malls, Hotels, Residential Developments, and Commercial Towers. By this year, expansion factories were also established in Egypt, Libya, and Dubai.


Supplying and Installing 104 Escalators for Cairo Metro Line 2 in Egypt

In 1994, we successfully supplied and installed 104 Escalators for Cairo’s Metro Line 2. To accommodate such a huge project whilst maximising efficiency, an expansion factory was strategically set up in the heart of Cairo, Egypt.


Complete Rebranding from Ultra Lifts to Lift Mart


Supplied and Installed the Largest Elevators in the United Arab Emirates

Providing on site solutions has always been our strong point. In 2015, it took us a record 55 days from the material arriving at the site to installing, testing, and handing over 2 car elevators. The elevators had a 5000 KG Capacity each and were custom-made to host Rolls Royce Phantoms.


Boutique in Dubai 2020

In 2020, we took a step towards redefining the elevator experience by opening our first boutique in Dubai, UAE. This boutique was designed for those who appreciate the finer details in life. Here, you can immerse yourself in a world of possibilities, choosing from a rich palette of materials and colors to perfectly match your vision.


Boutique in Abu Dhabi 2022

In 2022, we expanded our presence by opening a second showroom in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This showroom is more than just a space; it’s an experience. With enhanced capacity, it provides our customers with the opportunity to explore an even wider array of variations. Step into this grand space and be inspired by the endless possibilities for your elevator


Mobile Application

Now, in 2023, we proudly introduce the latest chapter in our journey: the Lift Mart Mobile App. We believe in making elevator customization accessible to everyone. Our app, the first of its kind, is designed for your convenience and available in Arabic. It empowers you to design and customize your elevator at your fingertips with more than 33 Billion+ design combinations you can choose from.



Three Generations. One Vision. To be the leading elevator and escalator brand in the world. Today, Lift Mart has technical collaborations with countries such as France, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, Italy, and Japan, in addition to many sister companies operating throughout the world.