From humble beginnings as a small trading company in Kuwait in 1890, Alshaya has grown into a leading international retailer that operates nearly 90 of the world’s favourite retail brands across the Middle East, North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe. We opened our first retail store – Mothercare – in 1983. Today we employ more than 53,000 people, and operate over 3,900 stores across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe. 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.