In the Middle East since 1900

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Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates. The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Dubai was known for its pearl exports until it succumbed to the development of the cultured pearl in the 1940s. Dubai continued to grow from revenues generated from oil and trade.

Dubai is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage.
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Arabian Trading Agency started as a family business, which traded in pearls and foodstuff, since 1900. Today, we have diversified into various business arenas such as consumer electronics, home appliances, watches and jewellery. Over the years, we have considerably grown and have strengthened our establishment in the Middle East region.

We believe in sharing a strong bond with our customers by providing quality products and services. We plan to expand our activities and affiliate ourselves to more companies so as to have a competitive edge in the market and to cater to the growing needs and demands of our customers.


"Our vision is to expand our range of products and reach out to consumers locally as well as internationally. The relationship with our customers is extremely essential to us and customer care is our top most priority"


"We strive to form stronger bond with our clients and other companies; providing them with outstanding services and strengthening their brands in the regional market. We believe in growing together in all aspects of our corporate culture growth in productivity, growth in services and products and growth in all our relationships."

The Management

Late Mr. Parmanand Jethanand Pancholia was the founder of the Arabian Trading Agency. It was his will and perseverance that began this company trading with pearls and food stuff during the early years. Today, Mr. Maghanmal Jethanand Pancholia, the chairman of Arabian Trading Agency has contributed towards pursuing the dreams and fulfilling the goals of his late father.

Mr. Maghanmal is the Founder, Chairman and Trustee of the Indian High School in Dubai and the Founder and permanent Trustee of India Club. He is the President of Indian Association has largely contributed to the community. He is also on the Advisory Board of Emirates Financial Services.

He was also nominated by H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Late Ruler of Dubai) to the board of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1965 to1980. In 1957 he initiated a private Electricity Company and supplied electricity to Dubai and was appointed Director of Dubai Electricity from 1961 - 1980 till the company was nationalized.