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Middle East
and India

For every career journey,
there’s a WHSmith.

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Our mission to make every journey better has taken us across the globe and we continue to build partnerships with franchisees in many locations, whilst always focusing on delivering the WHSmith brand that we all know and love.

Our first international franchise partnership began in Muscat, Oman. We now have franchise operated stores across the Middle East and India, including in some of the busiest travel hubs in the world. 

In India, our stores can be found in domestic and international airports, universities and workplaces, everywhere from Delhi to Kolkata to Hyderabad, Cochin and Mumbai. 

WHSmith store frontage in the Middle East
WHSmith store frontage in the Middle East

Across the Middle East, we have a significant presence in some of the largest international airports in the world, as well as in malls and hotels in some locations, with stores in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Our stores offer customers tailored news, books and convenience product ranges from our internationally recognised WHSmith brand.

If you’re keen to work in one of our stores in the Middle East or India, please send your CV to and tell us which store or country interests you.

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Rashid in WHSmith store

I love working for WHSmith as the teamwork involved makes us feel like one big family and I enjoy meeting and talking with our customers from all over the world!

Rashid / International, Sales Assistant, Oman
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