Founded in 1956, Semiramis is a family owned and operated company. The company’s original headquarters is in Damascus, Syria, and has expanded to include production facilities in Cairo, Egypt and Niğde, Turkey. Mr. Zuhayr Ramadan, also known as Abu Saadi, established Semiramis pastries in 1956. At nineteen Mr. Ramadan was already considered a Master in his field. His first shop was located in the old city quarter of Damascus.