OUR TIMELINE

Sharaf Shipping

1975

  • Sharaf Shipping is one of the group’s leading company, with a shipping agency network in Africa, Middle East and Asia, covering 35 countries and 156 ports.
  • Sharaf Shipping provides hub services, offshore supply services, freight forwarding, project cargo handling, chartering and broking.
  • The company’s efforts have been recognized and appreciated, both globally and locally, with prestigious awards over the last decade for its services. The core focus of the services has been on Petroleum, Chemicals and Bulk Cargo and representing lines as agents whilst providing husbandry services.
  • One important milestone in innovation has seen Sharaf Shipping Agency become the first shipping agency to develop an Intuitive App that revolutionized Shipping Agency Operations and Reporting by enabling real time actions.

Sharaf Shipping

1975

  • Sharaf Shipping is one of the group’s leading company, with a shipping agency network in Africa, Middle East and Asia, covering 35 countries and 156 ports.
  • Sharaf Shipping provides hub services, offshore supply services, freight forwarding, project cargo handling, chartering and broking.
  • The company’s efforts have been recognized and appreciated, both globally and locally, with prestigious awards over the last decade for its services. The core focus of the services has been on Petroleum, Chemicals and Bulk Cargo and representing lines as agents whilst providing husbandry services.
  • One important milestone in innovation has seen Sharaf Shipping Agency become the first shipping agency to develop an Intuitive App that revolutionized Shipping Agency Operations and Reporting by enabling real time actions.

1989

Sharaf Travel

Sharaf Travel is UAE’s leading travel management company offering complete travel services to corporate businesses, personal leisure and airlines. The services offered are:

  • Corporate Travel (Sharaf Travel Services)
  • Leisure Travel (Sharaf Holidays)
  • Inbound tours (Sharaf Tours)
  • Airlines and Leisure representation (Sharaf Travels LLC)
    Sharaf Travel Services has built its reputation on the concept of a one stop shop that provides seamless travel related services. The ability to handle local Visas, land arrangements & transfers in UAE, Oman and other GCC countries has been the key strength of Sharaf Travel. Sharaf Travels LLC, with its wide and reliable network, is equipped to provide superior and exclusive customer service to trade & corporate customers and VIP dignitaries from around the world.

Emarat Maritime

1990

Started in 1990, Emarat Maritime is today a prominent player in the global shipping markets.

Headquartered in Dubai, the company operates a fleet of modern and efficient vessels, focusing primarily on the dry bulk and energy markets.

The Company entered the tanker markets in 2006, after acquiring its first Aframax tanker. Thereafter it embarked upon a gradual and well-defined expansion plan and increased its tanker fleet size in a few years.

EML currently has a fleet of 6 Aframax tankers and 4 Supramax / Ultramax Bulk Carriers.

Emarat Maritime

1990

Started in 1990, Emarat Maritime is today a prominent player in the global shipping markets.

Headquartered in Dubai, the company operates a fleet of modern and efficient vessels, focusing primarily on the dry bulk and energy markets.

The Company entered the tanker markets in 2006, after acquiring its first Aframax tanker. Thereafter it embarked upon a gradual and well-defined expansion plan and increased its tanker fleet size in a few years.

EML currently has a fleet of 6 Aframax tankers and 4 Supramax / Ultramax Bulk Carriers.

1992

Sharaf Retail

The retail arm of Sharaf, highly reputed for its omnichannel excellence, has a growing presence in the Middle East and the Far East. Sharaf Retail has a mix of homegrown and global brands like Adventure HQ (outdoor adventure gear), Sharaf DG (consumer electronics) and long-term partnerships with international brands like Forever 21, Cotton On, Body and Typo.

Training and development of talents, investments in process and technology and a customer centric approach helps Sharaf Retail deliver true value at all times.

Information Dynamics

1995

Established in 1995, Information Dynamics (ID) is a Sharaf Group Company which has developed IT and financial applications and solutions for the shipping, retail and travel sectors ID has a presence in more than 70 countries with representatives in the Middle East, India, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya.

ID also specializes in providing Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) with Database & Middleware Services, DevOps, SSN (Server, Storage & Network) Management, Virtualization, Cloud-based services and application modernization as the key focus areas.

1995

Information Dynamics

Established in 1995, Information Dynamics (ID) is a Sharaf Group Company which has developed IT and financial applications and solutions for the shipping, retail and travel sectors ID has a presence in more than 70 countries with representatives in the Middle East, India, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya.

ID also specializes in providing Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) with Database & Middleware Services, DevOps, SSN (Server, Storage & Network) Management, Virtualization, Cloud-based services and application modernization as the key focus areas.

1996

Sharaf Exchange

Sharaf Exchange is a trusted and well-known foreign exchange and remittance house in the UAE operating under the regulatory guidelines of the Central Bank of the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai with processing offices in Hyderabad, India, Sharaf Exchange is a pioneer in the cross-border remittance space with services extending globally.

Products and Services

  • Money Transfer
  • Corporate Business Solution
  • Foreign Exchange
  • UsratiPay – Prepaid Salary Card Solution
  • Local and international Bill Payments

1996

Al Maskan Real Estate

Al Maskan Real Estate, was founded in 1996. We have always strived to offer clients high-quality products in the form of freehold properties and leasable real estate, with quick & efficient service. This method has ensured our continuous growth through the years, community support and a growing client list.
We offer a complete roster of Residential and Commercial Real Estate services.

  • Leasing: Residential / Commercial / Warehouses / Offices.
  • Brokerage: Buying and selling of residential and commercial properties.
  • Property Management: for individual owners / complete buildings.
  • Facility Management: looks after the security and maintenance and of the real estate assets.

Al Maskan Real Estate

1996

Al Maskan Real Estate, was founded in 1996. We have always strived to offer clients high-quality products in the form of freehold properties and leasable real estate, with quick & efficient service. This method has ensured our continuous growth through the years, community support and a growing client list.
We offer a complete roster of Residential and Commercial Real Estate services.

  • Leasing: Residential / Commercial / Warehouses / Offices.
  • Brokerage: Buying and selling of residential and commercial properties.
  • Property Management: for individual owners / complete buildings.
  • Facility Management: looks after the security and maintenance and of the real estate assets.

2002

Emirates Logistics LLC

Established in Sept 2002, Emirates Logistics is a pioneer in providing 3PL and Logistics solutions. Headquartered in Dubai with 7 branches in UAE, Emirates Logistics has built a solid reputation by operating and servicing a large customer base in various aspects of logistics.

Over the years Emirates Logistics LLC has grown its service portfolio into Freight Forwarding, Warehouse & Distribution, 3PL, E-Commerce Fulfilment, Transport (Domestic/International), Custom Clearance, Moving & Relocation, Contract Logistics and D&I Logistics, Emirates Logistics has also expanded overseas and currently operates in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Kenya.

Jebel Ali Cement

2004

With a capacity of over 800,000 mt per annum, Jebel Ali Cement is a leading, Dubai-based manufacturer and supplier of cement products in packed and bulk variations.

Laying strong emphasis on quality, dependability and technical excellence, Jebel Ali Cement is committed to providing products and services that consistently meet the highest international standards.

With over 30 years in the industry, the management team is focused on improving processes, introducing new products and services and building long-term relationships with customers.

Jebel Ali Cement

2004

With a capacity of over 800,000 mt per annum, Jebel Ali Cement is a leading, Dubai-based manufacturer and supplier of cement products in packed and bulk variations.

Laying strong emphasis on quality, dependability and technical excellence, Jebel Ali Cement is committed to providing products and services that consistently meet the highest international standards.

With over 30 years in the industry, the management team is focused on improving processes, introducing new products and services and building long-term relationships with customers.

2005

Sharaf DG

Since its inception in 2005, Sharaf DG has achieved many milestones to become one of the leading electronics retailers in the region.

In over 15 years, it has successfully built a complete solutions landscape to include Omni channel. The brand’s perseverance and hard work has now resulted in 32 stores in UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt.

Spread over a combined 700K sq. ft of retail space, with footfalls of over 1 million a month, 350+ brands and 18,000+ products available in stores & the online platform, Sharaf DG has a loyal and growing customer base.

Times Square Centre

2007

The unique variety of international shops, homegrown brands, fitness clubs, artistic hubs, and social dining has made Times Square Center a quintessential part of Dubai’s shopping and entertainment experience. Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, it attracts those seeking a relaxed atmosphere for casual socializing and quality time with family and friends.

A venue for rotating artisan galas, organic produce markets and engaging family events, the continuous evolution of Times Square Center has made it a family favorite destination.

Times Square Centre

2007

The unique variety of international shops, homegrown brands, fitness clubs, artistic hubs, and social dining has made Times Square Center a quintessential part of Dubai’s shopping and entertainment experience. Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, it attracts those seeking a relaxed atmosphere for casual socializing and quality time with family and friends.

A venue for rotating artisan galas, organic produce markets and engaging family events, the continuous evolution of Times Square Center has made it a family favorite destination.

2008

Suha Hospitality

Delivering quality experiences since September 2008, these boutique hotel apartments are located throughout the city to ensure easy access for guests. Featuring a total of four properties in the JBR, Mina Rashid and Jaddaf districts while offering fully furnished, elegant rooms, Suha Hospitality aims to be a comfortable and memorable staying experience to those visiting Dubai.

Services such as 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pools, fitness centers, daily housekeeping and concierge services ensure that all segments of travellers feel right at home.

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Online Marketplace

2018

Sharaf DG launched its online marketplace in 2018, offering electronics, fashion, home & lifestyle products with over 550 sellers in the UAE. In a short span of time the brand has become a very popular online stop, with fast delivery, promotions all year round & the convenience of doorstep services – all in just a click.

Sharafdg.com
Online Marketplace

2018

Sharaf DG launched its online marketplace in 2018, offering electronics, fashion, home & lifestyle products with over 550 sellers in the UAE. In a short span of time the brand has become a very popular online stop, with fast delivery, promotions all year round & the convenience of doorstep services – all in just a click.