Sharaf Group is a highly diversified business with operations in the areas of Shipping, Logistics, Supply Chain, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Information Technology, Financial Services, Hospitality & Real Estate, Education and Manufacturing. The Group is headquartered in Dubai and operates in 40 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia. It employs more than 9,500 people drawn from a wide range of nationalities.
Sharaf Group was established in 1975 as a shipping agency with a vision of becoming a leading international organisation. The business grew steadily over time and developed strong business relationships based on a foundation of trust. Driven by the enterprising nature of the leadership, the Group continued to diversify into different business sectors and developed a global footprint to provide maximum value to its stakeholders. We have always engaged in business responsibly and with respect for employees, society and the environment.
We are one of the leading retailers in the Middle East and Far East, operating some of the world’s best-known international brands to the highest standards as well as bringing unique brands to the market.
Through a spirit of trust and co-operation, we aim to build and maintain long-lasting, professional and profitable partnerships.
Shipping and Logistics was the first business venture of Sharaf Group, initiated in 1975. This business represents numerous large liners, bulk carriers, tanker owners and airlines worldwide and provides agency services in the entire Gulf, Asia and the African continent. The Group has built capabilities for efficient cargo movement by sea, air, rail and road.
Group companies have created infrastructure and facilities in the UAE, India, China, Tanzania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt, and can provide a “One Stop Shop” for all carriers and customers for cargo movement.
All the operations are managed by employees of diverse nationalities equipped with the latest information on different port conditions and rules, in order to deliver the best customer service.
Our travel business was established to provide quality travel and tour services to the rapidly expanding expatriate population in the UAE, especially in Dubai. The Holidays segment was added by lateral extension of services to leisure travellers to the UAE. Travel Services specialises in corporate and retail services, Sharaf Holidays provides a specialist service for outbound vacation travellers, and Sharaf Tours organises leisure travel for incoming tourists to the UAE.
Our companies manage leisure travel and tour products such as cruises, and organise tours with a variety of tourism boards. We specialise in leisure cruises and conduct year-round tours in the seas of the Mediterranean, Europe, Caribbean, South America, South Africa and the Far East.
Information Dynamics (ID) was established in 1995 to meet Sharaf Group’s internal needs for business solutions and technology applications. Information Dynamics has developed expertise for the shipping, retail and travel sectors and also provides financial applications expertise. ID has a presence in more than 70 countries and has representatives in the Middle East, India, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya.
Sharaf Industries, a division of Sharaf Group, was established in 2005 to develop, manage and lead the group’s ventures and companies in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
Companies within Sharaf Industries operate in the manufacture of cement, façade engineering and installation, aluminium ducting, and the manufacture of CNG cylinders – a highly specialised company with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Sharaf Exchange, the leading exchange house under license from the Central Bank of the UAE, has been operating since 1996.
We have a widespread branch network on high streets and in public areas such as malls and Dubai International Airport. Sharaf Exchange services cover all leading corridors such as Europe, Africa, the GCC, India, Philippines, Nepal and Pakistan.
Suha Hotel Apartments, situated in the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence area of Dubai, Suha Hotel Apartments has 90 units.
Suha City Hotel , situated in the Deira district of Dubai provides exquisite four-star deluxe comfort in its 120 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, with impeccable service and modern conveniences.
Times Square Center was declared as the “Retail Destination” at the RetailME Awards in 2007. The mall houses leading electronics and home furnishing brands. With outlets ranging from children’s fashion and toys to ladies fashion and accessories, to electronics, home furnishings and sports goods, it is a perfect family shopping destination.
Al Maskan Real Estate provides complete residential and commercial property management solutions covering everything from space planning and design to construction, maintenance and leasing.