Tanweer is Qalaa Holdings’s investment vehicle in the media and retail sector. It has three subsidiaries, all of which are leading regional companies, namely Dar El-Shorouk, book retailer Diwan Bookstores and Al-Kateb.
Tanweer aims to build a multi-content, vertically integrated, regional media production and distribution group works with books, newspapers, TV programs and documentaries, movie production and distribution.
Dar El-Shorouk co-founded a post-production house — Time Code — in partnership with talented post-production producers. Time Code works on TV commercials, programs, TV series and feature films.
Diwan has emerged as Egypt’s premiere chain of boutique bookstores since it opened in 2002. Today, the company has 13 branches, mostly in Cairo and Alexandria, and has plans for both national and regional expansion as it forges partnerships with writers, publishers and cultural centers. Diwan also has distribution rights to five international music labels and distributes music CDs to local retailers.