Peerless in Trading Business

M.K. Ahamed is a veteran entrepreneur who has been in Dubai for around half a century and has closely witnessed the incredible growth of the Emirates into one of the greatest metropolises in the entire world. With his vision, dedication and hard work, M.K. Ahamed started his own venture in 1981 and developed Shijana Trading Co. LLC as one of the most successful trading companies in the United Arab Emirates. Nowadays, the company is well thought-out to be one of the leading ship cabin stores and light catering equipment suppliers in the UAE.

Shijana Trading Co. LLC

Shijana Trading Co. LLC is a pioneer among trading companies in Dubai. Ever since its establishment in the year 1981, the company has consistently delivered the best in the market. The company’s success is based on its wellfounded knowledge of the market and its close ties to multiple associated professional organisations.

The company extends its services to major shipchandlers, rigs and off-shore marines, catering companies, hospitals, hotels, labour camps, airports, and other major government and private institutions. Shijana Trading Co. LLC offers end-to-end solutions for kitchenware, kitchen utensils, tableware, bake ware, institutional bed linen, soft furnishings, kitchen electrical appliances (110 voltage), as well as a large range of catering disposables and janitorial products. The company provides an extensive range of quality items from all over the world at competitive prices. Its global network enables it to source products from all over the globe.

Quality products and customer’s ultimate satisfaction are the greatest concern of Shijana Trading. The company’s competitiveness as well as ethical practices, total transparency and commitment to continuous process total transparency and commitment to continuous process improvements have helped retain and build rapport with customers for more than three decades. Shijana Trading not only provides customers with the absolute best products and services, but also responds quickly to their concerns and anticipates future needs.

The head office of Shijana Trading Co. LLC is located at Al Khabeesi Road, Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai. The company also has several warehouses located at Al Quoz and DIC Dubai.

The Path to Success

M.K. Ahamed, a native of Guruvayur in Thrissur District, came to Dubai in 1966. At first, he worked as a manager in a foodstuff company (Gulf Co.) where he worked for 15 years. It was in the year 1981 where he started to establish the company Shijana Trading.

In the beginning, it was almost a one man show – developing and running the company smoothly – for M.K. Ahamed. Nonetheless, it can be said without a doubt that his hard work is the sole foundation for Shijana Trading Company’s enviable success.

M.K. Ahamed is one of the founders and investors of Cochin Exports Group in Cochin. With their head office in Cochin, the company runs as a wholesale dealer of automobile spare parts and consumable electric goods. They also have branches in Calicut, Coimbatore, Perumbavoor, Alappuzha, Tripunithura and North Paravur.

He is blissfully married to Nadeera, a home maker. The couple is blessed with three children and apparently they are also as successful like their father.

His only son, Shameer Ahamed, is currently the CEO of Shijana Trading Co. LLC and is married to Shabna Abdul Salam from Palghat. For the past 18 years, he has been constantly helping his father in the business. At present, he looks after all the business activities of Shijana Trading Co. LLC.

One of his daughters, Shabeena, is married to Dr. Sajith Hameed, an ENT surgeon of Oxford Medical Center Abu Dhabi and another daughter of his, Shijna, is married to Sajith Ansar who is the CEO of Idea Spice Design LLC in Dubai.


M.K. Ahamed’s personal life is just like any other person. He enjoys watching movies during his free hours and loves the sports cricket and football. He also spends his leisure times by reading and practises yoga. As notable as he is, M.K. Ahamed is also undertaking a lot of charitable works.