We were founded in 1919 by the late Rao Sahib Jashanmal in Basra, Iraq as an English bookshop catering to the British Armed Forces and expat residents. The early years saw us transforming from a general store to a department store. Jashanmal has made its mark as a pioneer of retailing in the Gulf and the first department store chain in the Middle East. From a single store in Iraq, we started our expansion into Kuwait and Bahrain circa 1935, and into the UAE in 1956.
Today, we offer more than a 100 internationally curated brands and 30+ exclusive labels that have a rich history behind their names. We have a wide selection of premium and high-quality gifts, home accessories & appliances, bed & bath, kitchen & cookware, and tableware to beautify every home.