A world-leading franchise business

About Alshaya

From humble beginnings as a small trading company in Kuwait in 1890, Alshaya Group has grown into a leading international franchise operator. Today with nearly 90 of the world’s favourite brands in our portfolio, we offer an unmatched choice of shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe.

We opened our first retail franchise store – Mothercare – in 1983. Today we employ more than 53,000 people, and operate over 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations. Yet, we never forget our history, family heritage and values. For us, great service and living up to our promises has always been critical to our business, and we live by these values every day.