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About Alshaya

As one of the most dynamic and successful retailers in the region, Alshaya Retail franchises some of the world’s best known brands, making them flourish in new markets. These include locations such as the Middle East and North Africa to Russia, Turkey and Europe.

Alshaya operates across a uniquely wide range of sectors, offering consumers the latest and best recognised names in fashion & footwear, food, health & beauty, pharmacy, optics, home furnishings and leisure & entertainment.

With brands such as Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania, our multi-brand, multi-market franchise portfolio brings leading retail concepts to local malls and high streets and ensures the delivery of a truly international shopping experience.

Number of stores

2,500 outlets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe


A family-owned business which was Founded Kuwait in1890

Fun Facts

  • They employ more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.
  • They make over 430 million transactions and serve over 140 million guests in our stores, cafés and restaurants.
  • Alshaya's first international franchise business, trading as M.H. Alshaya, was established in 1983 with the opening of their first Mothercare store in Kuwait.
  • In 1965, the group opened the first Sheraton Hotel outside of North America, located in Kuwait City