About Us

Our History

In 1980, A R A General Trading Co. LLC was founded in Dubai by Mr. Mohammad Amin Shams to tap into the young UAE market offering the highest quality across wide range of products and services.
The transformational growth of A R A is rooted in the trust and confidence bestowed upon us from the time Shams Trading was established in 1907 by the late Haji Mir Ahmad Shams in the port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran. Our relentless focus is to maintain the century old credibility and reputation of the family name.
A dedicated transport division established in the late 80’s caters to the needs of the booming construction sector. We have been instrumental in executing sub-contract earth works for major construction companies in the most prestigious projects of Dubai like the Burj Khalifa – Downtown, Dubai Marina and Emirates Hills.
Lately we have established trading lines in clothing dealing mainly with the Iranian market and we have started trading in dried nuts and fruits dealing with both the regional and global markets.

Our Values & Vision

A R A continues to expand its portfolio and aims to be of service to its customers with a vision to expand its reach into new sectors of the market, providing our customers with un-matched quality in terms of products and services.
We believe in the core family values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and charity.
Continuing a trade ... with trust !!!