Since its inception in 1981, Emarat took over 90 service stations from foreign companies and expanded them to over 110. These service stations were distributed in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
In 1987, Emarat saw an increase in service stations and by the end of 2008, there were a total of 167, including 90 new generation stations.
Emarat witnessed a comprehensive and historic change in 1996 when it launched a new corporate identity with an aim to undertake a full and complete renovation of operations of all stations, and to reflect the concepts of quality service and customer satisfaction embodied within the brand name.
In 2012, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution (ADNOC) signed an agreement with Emarat to acquire 75 service stations in the Northern Emirates, along with the Sharjah petroleum products terminal at Port Khalid.