Past Investments

Al Ashram Investments has a long-running history of successfully investing in numerous assets across various industries. These include:

  • BackLite Media

    BackLite Media

    Advertising Company

    BackLite Media is an outdoor advertising company that has been promoting brands across the UAE since 1996. With a focus on exceptional design, BackLite works with renowned industrial architects to lead the way in high-quality, innovative outdoor media services that deliver maximum impact for top-tier global brands at prime locations across the region.

  • East Coast Shellfish

    East Coast Shellfish

    Producer of Dibba Bay Oysters

    The Middle East's first shellfish farm, producing gourmet oysters in the pristine waters of Northern Fujairah, UAE.  

    Established in 2016, Dibba Bay Oysters are now served and highly appreciated throughout the UAE's vibrant culinary scene. Currently expanding production to grow beyond the UAE market with regional and international exports in the pipeline.



    Smart supply chain solutions

    Barloworld Logistics offers smart supply chain solutions across the Middle East from its world-class logistics hub in Jebel Ali Free Zone. With multiple warehouses next to the Jebel Ali Free Zone port, state of the art 3PL facilities, warehouse management systems and an extensive supplier network on the ground, Barloworld Logistics develops solutions that maximise efficiency and enhance competitive advantage.

  • The Butcher Shop & Grill

    The Butcher Shop & Grill

    Restaurant and Butchery

    The Butcher Shop & Grill is a popular South African steakhouse with outlets across the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. As well as serving up top quality steaks that are aged in-house by experienced master butchers, The Butcher Shop & Grill is renowned for its comprehensive retail butchery that invites customers to select the size and cut of their own steak to enjoy at home or in the restaurant.

  • Canning and Beverages Filling Industries

    Canning and Beverages Filling Industries

    Carbonated Soft Drinks

    Canning and Beverages Filling Industries was a filling and distribution operator for international brands such as Dixi Cola and Lucozade. Using first-class technology and high-performance canning lines, the company was a leading provider for the carbonated soft drinks sector in the lower GCC region.

  • CFS Middle East

    CFS Middle East

    Customer Feedback Solutions

    Customer First Solutions makes it easy for any business to gather real-time customer feedback at the point of experience. Technologically agile and customer service-orientated in their approach, CFS has established a long pedigree of clients from small independent firms to global blue chip companies and public sector organisations.

  • Engineering Enterprises

    Engineering Enterprises

    Trading Company

    Engineering Enterprises offers a wide range of construction and building materials, including light fitting conduit systems and raised flooring solutions. It is also the regional representative for several leading European brands in the industry.

  • Invescape


    Investment Consultancy

    Invescape is a boutique consultancy firm providing unique investment advisory services. The company offers specialist advice and personalised investment solutions in areas such as acquisition advisory, business development and financial structuring. And with its affiliations to several investment banks and groups in the GCC and SADC, Invescape offers privileged access to some of the most experienced advisors in the region.

  • National Refreshments

    National Refreshments

    Refreshments Company

    Established in 1964, National Refreshments Company has become a leading bottling franchiser and distributor for the UAE’s soft drinks market. Throughout its history it delivered bottling, distribution and marketing services for leading global brands including 7UP, Canada Dry and Juicy Bites.

  • Shadar Holdings

    Shadar Holdings

    Retail luxury brand franchisee

    Shadar is an investment company focused on the retail sector in the UAE – and a gateway for international brands to enter the Middle East market. The company, which specialises in fashion apparel and multimedia, has Virgin Megastores, Pull & Bear, Bershka and Promod among its impressive lineup of subsidiaries.

  • Streetscape International

    Streetscape International

    Urban infrastructures

    Streetscape International is revolutionising the streets of the UAE with its portfolio of innovative urban furnishings and street furniture. Streetscape’s Smartpole® System – a unique system that consolidates all street infrastructure to reduce clutter – has become a firm fixture on the UAE landscape. Its signage, lighting and decorative lanterns can be seen at locations including Dubai Marina, Dubai International Financial Centre and Yas Island.