The Legacy of
Arcadia's Founding Father.

- Mohan Valrani

Birth

1940

Mohan Valrani is born on 30th September in Karachi.

Early Years

1947

Valrani lands in partitioned India as a refugee.

Schooling

1952

Valrani completes his primary education at St.Peter's School in panchgani,one of the premier boarding schools in India

Graduation

1959

Valrani completes his secondary schooling and graduates from Rosary High School in Baroda, India

Education

1962

Valrani graduates from Baroda University with a bachelors of Commerce degree

Dubai

1966

Valrani lands in Dubai with just ten US dollars in his name.

Marriage

1967

Mohan Valrani gets married to Neelam Gulrajani.

Birth of Sumeet Valrani

1969

Neelam and Mohan welcome their first born Sumeet.

Al Shirawi Group

1971

Valrani partners with Abdulla Al Shirawi to start the Al Shirawi Group. They go on to create over 30 leading companies across different industries

Founding of Al Shirawi Contracting

1971

Mohan Valrani embarks on his partnership with Abdulla Al Shirawi with the launch of the construction business.

Birth of Navin Valrani

1971

Neelam and Mohan welcome their second son, Navin.

Emirates Printing Press

1974

Abdulla Al Shirawi and Mohan Valrani guide the Al Shirawi Group into the printing and packaging sector with an investment into developing one of the region’s leading, high-quality press facilities.

Birth of Kabir Valrani

1975

Neelam and Mohan welcome their third son, Kabir.

Founding of Al Shirawi Equipment

1976

Al Shirawi Group establishes one of the leading companies for manufacturing and supplying a wide range of transport and process equipment for Oil & Gas industry.

Aswan International Engineering

1979

Al Shirawi Group starts yet another successful company to provides repair, remanufacturing and manufacturing of mechanical components for the oil, marine, dredging and heavy industries.

Founding of Al Shirawi Enterprises

1981

Al Shirawi Group becomes the sole distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates for SCANIA trucks and buses.

Founding of Oasis Enterprises

1982

Al Shirawi Group launches an electronics company focusing on audio visual, lighting, architainment and CCTV & ELV integration.

Founding of Leminar Air Conditioning

1991

Valrani launches Leminar, which goes on to became the benchmark in the HVAC and Plumbing industries, representing the world’s premier brands that are well known for their quality and their comprehensive range.

Global Shipping & Logistics LLC

2004

Global Shipping began in 1975 as a shipping services provider to the Al Shirawi Group and a select few customers. It was in 2004 that it added Logistics services into its folds and in 2005 operations began in DIP.

Oasis Metal Manufacturing

2006

Al Shirawi Group, under the guidance of Abdulla Al Shirawi and Mohan Valrani, becomes the largest manufacturer of electro-forge metal gratings in the Middle East.

Chairman of the Indian High School

2009

Valrani becomes Chairman of the Indian High School the largest non-profit school in the UAE, educating over 13,000 students.

Expansions

2011

Valrani oversees the expansion of the Indian High School with the opening of its state of the art campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Outstanding Leadership

2012

The Indian High School gets an "Outstanding" rating from DSIB under Valrani's leadership.

Arcadia

2014

Mohan Valrani creates the concept of Arcadia: schools that will forever change the education landscape of Dubai.

Opening the First School

2016

Mohan Valrani opens Arcadia's first school in Jumeirah Village Triangle

First DSIB Rating

2019

Valrani leads Arcadia to a strong "good" rating with outstanding features from DSB.

Arcadia High School

2020

Mohan Valrani opens a second school, Arcadia High School, with state of the art facilities.

School Adoption

2020

Valrani adopts a school in Nepal in collaboration with Dubai Cares.

School Adoption

2021

Valrani adopts 2nd school in Nepal in collaboration with Dubai Cares.

Arcadia Global

2021

Chairman announces third school, Arcadia Global, in Al Furjan area.

and the story
continues...