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The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo group of companies is one of the largest independent family-owned multinationals in the Middle East.

Building on a heritage that dates back more than a century, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (YBA Kanoo) is one of the largest family-owned multinationals in the Middle East with an extensive portfolio of complementary businesses and strategic partnerships. With a physical presence across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia, and a 4,000-strong workforce, YBA Kanoo covers a broad range of sectors. Its divisions include Shipping, Logistics, Travel, Industrial & Energy (machinery, oil & gas, power & industrial projects), Kanoo Capital and Real Estate.

Established in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1890 as a small family trading and shipping business, the group has evolved into a diversified conglomerate that provides a broad range of quality products and services that meet the highest international standards. YBA Kanoo today has wholly-owned activities across the Arabian Gulf, in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Qatar, and expanding beyond the region to cover Egypt, UK, France and India.

Leveraging on more than 120 years of experience, ethical conduct, best-in-class partnerships, advanced business systems and cutting-edge technologies, YBA Kanoo is one of the most trusted and valuable trade names in the region, a key contributor to its economic growth and development, and an ideal partner for companies looking to pursue commercial growth and expansion in the Middle East.


Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Chairman Mubarak Jassim Kanoo passed away early this morning.

Born in Bahrain in 1930 Mr Kanoo was a visionary and a pillar of the community in Bahrain. He achieved his undergraduate degree from American University of Beirut and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970. In 1951 he took over the family s travel business which was made up of three employees at the time. In the same year Kanoo Travel achieved IATA status. He also established trading licence... View more

YBA Kanoo Group to showcase products at Gulf Industry Fair

Gulf Industry Fair 2018 the Northern Gulf s leading event dedicated to promoting industrialisation in the GCC is scheduled to take place from February 6 to 8 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. YBA Kanoo Group which has been established for more than 125 years covers the GCC as ... View more