The Legacy of Arcadia's Founding Father.

- Mohan Valrani

1940

Mohan Valrani is born on 30th September in Karachi.

Birth

1947

Valrani lands in partitioned India as a refugee.

Early Years

1952

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

Schooling

1959

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

Graduation

1962

Valrani graduates from Baroda University with a bachelors of Commerce degree.

Education

1966

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



Dubai

Mohan Valrani gets married to Neelam Gulrajani.

1967

Marriage

1969

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.

1971

Al Shirawi
Group

 

1971

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

Founding of
Al Shirawi Contracting

 

1971

Neelam and Mohan welcome their second son, Navin.

Birth of Navin Valrani

 

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.

Emirates Printing Press

 

1975

Neelam and Mohan welcome their third son, Kabir.

Birth of Kabir Valrani

 

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.

Founding of Al Shirawi Equipment

 

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.

Aswan International Engineering

 

1981

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

Founding of
Al Shirawi Enterprises

 

1982

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

Founding of Oasis Enterprises

 

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.

Founding of Leminar Air Conditioning

 

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.

Oasis Metal Manufacturing

 

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

2009

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.

2011

Expansions


Outstanding
Leadership

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

2012

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

2014

Arcadia

Opening the First School

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

2016

First DSIB
Rating

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

2019

Arcadia High School

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

2020

School Adoption

Arcadia Global

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

2021

and the story
continues...