Jashanmal was founded in 1919 by Rao Sahib Jashanmal in Basra, Iraq as a general store selling many of the products that are still sold in the stores today. Expansion through the GCC followed the path of oil discovery, first into Kuwait in 1934, then Bahrain in 1935 and subsequently into UAE, with stores in Dubai in 1956 and Abu Dhabi in 1964. Today the Jashanmal Group is active across the GCC and in India and operates over 100 stores and through an extensive distribution and wholesale business supplies over 1,000 retailers across segments from Duty Free to Mass Market to Mid-Market and High-end Retail. Jashanmal Department Stores caters to the increasingly sophisticated taste of the Dubai consumers and has presence in many leading shopping malls in Dubai. Jashanmal offers world famous brands for the home, fashion, gifts, appliances, luggage and much more. And for the first time in the Middle East.
Today Jashanmal group distributes some of the leading international brands like Bally, Burberry,Calvin Klein, Clarks, Christian Dior, Kate Spade, Kipling,Delsey, Dankotuwa, Davidoff, Swatch, Victorinox etc.