Our History

1969 - The House of S.T. Bhatia establishes its business interests in the U.A.E.
1971 - The independent federation of the United Arab Emirates is formed.


The House of S.T. Bhatia was set up in Sharjah in 1969 by Mr. Suresh Bhatia, the Chairman of the group. We have grown with the nation and have progressively contributed to the growth and progress of the economy of U.A.E by standing all tests of time and economic changes.

Today, we are proudly one of the leading trading groups in the U.A.E and share a closely symbiotic relationship with the U.A.E contributing significantly to the nation's economy and society.

Chairman’s Note

At Bhatia, we believe that effective management of people and attention to quality are the key to a successful business. A prime example of this is the magnitude and pace at which the House of S.T. Bhatia has expanded within the UAE and internationally.

This growth and progress are not only attributed to the leadership of the top management but also the excellent teamwork, enthusiasm, dedication and innovation that individuals have shown at all levels.

'Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much'.

In our core business, which is Duty Free Trade and associated activities, The House of S.T. Bhatia has carved a niche in the UAE, striving constantly to make Duty Free 'worry free'. We have managed to build an extensive network of contacts around the world with some of the best suppliers and manufacturers, giving us the benefit of procuring better quality at lower costs, and in turn enabling us to provide the best possible services to our clientele.

With an impeccable three decade track record in effectively gauging the pulse of trading beneficiaries and breaking new grounds at every available opportunity, we are now considered as one of the leading trading houses in the region.

Being a progressive group, we are always on the lookout for new business opportunities, even in markets that have been unexplored. This culture of being open to taking calculated risks has opened up numerous viable opportunities for us in the past.

I must place on record, my gratitude for the outstanding contribution to the group's success by Directors, Employees, Suppliers, Bankers and most importantly, our loyal customers.

Yours sincerely,

Suresh T. Bhatia