Sharaf Group

Sharaf Group was established in 1975 as a shipping agency with a vision of becoming a leading international organization.

The business grew steadily over time and developed strong business relationships based on 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.


• 1975 – Shipping

• 1991 – Travel

• 1992 – Retail Trade

• 1995 – Information Technology

• 1996 – Financial Services

• 2000 – Logistic Services

• 2004 – FMCG

• 2005 – Industry

• 2007 – Times Square Center

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 10.000 people drawn from a wide range of nationalities.

H.E. Salah Sharaf Al Hashmi
H.E. Salah Sharaf Al Hashmi
Vice President – Sharaf Group
Board Member of UAEIIC
"UAEIIC is an entity needed to be established to spread the culture of international investment and benefit from the lessons learned"