The Legacy of Arcadia's Founding Father.
- Mohan Valrani
Mohan Valrani is born on 30th September in Karachi.
Valrani lands in partitioned India as a refugee.
Valrani completes his primary education at St.Peter's School in panchgani, one of the premier boarding schools in India.
Valrani completes his secondary schooling and graduates from Rosary High School in Baroda, India.
Valrani graduates from Baroda University with a bachelors of Commerce degree.
Valrani lands in Dubai with just ten US dollars in his name.
Mohan Valrani gets married to Neelam Gulrajani.
Neelam and Mohan welcome their first born Sumeet.
Birth of Sumeet Valrani
Valrani partners with Abdulla Al Shirawi to start the Al Shirawi Group. They go on to create over 30 leading companies across different industries.
Mohan Valrani embarks on his partnership with Abdulla Al Shirawi with the launch of the construction business.
Al Shirawi Contracting
Neelam and Mohan welcome their second son, Navin.
Birth of Navin Valrani
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.
Emirates Printing Press
Neelam and Mohan welcome their third son, Kabir.
Birth of Kabir Valrani
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.
Founding of Al Shirawi Equipment
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.
Aswan International Engineering
Al Shirawi Group becomes the sole distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates for SCANIA trucks and buses.
Al Shirawi Enterprises
Al Shirawi Group launches an electronics company focusing on audio visual, lighting, architainment and CCTV & ELV integration.
Founding of Oasis Enterprises
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.
Founding of Leminar Air Conditioning
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 Dubai Investment Park.
Global Shipping & Logistics LLC
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.
Oasis Metal Manufacturing
Valrani becomes Chairman of the Indian High School the largest non-profit school in the UAE, educating over 13,000 students.
Chairman of the Indian High School
Valrani oversees the expansion of the Indian High School with the opening of its state of the art campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The Indian High School gets an "Outstanding" rating from DSIB under Valrani's leadership.
Mohan Valrani creates the concept of Arcadia: schools that will forever change the education landscape of Dubai.
Opening the First School
Mohan Valrani opens Arcadia's first school in Jumeirah Village Triangle.
Valrani leads Arcadia to a strong "good" rating with outstanding features from DSB.
Arcadia High School
Mohan Valrani opens a second school, Arcadia High School, with state of the art facilities.
Valrani announces third school,
Arcadia Global, in Al Furjan area.
Valrani adopts 3rd school in Malawi in collaboration with Dubai Cares
Arcadia Global School
Mohan Valrani opens a third school. A transcending educational experience that imprints for life, nurturing lifelong learners in state-of-the-art world-class facilities.
India Club Chairman
Mr Valrani's journey with India Club as Chairman dates back to the year 1974. His second tenure as Chairman began from 1998 to 2002. For the third time, Mr Valrani was ordained as Chairman on 5th Oct 2023.