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Dubai Mourns the Loss of Emirati Business Icon Saeed Juma Al Naboodah

Dubai Mourns the Loss of Emirati Business Icon Saeed Juma Al Naboodah

Dubai is grieving the passing of Saeed Juma Al Naboodah, a titan in the Emirati business landscape and the Chairman of the esteemed Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group. Al Naboodah’s demise on Wednesday marks the end of an era, leaving behind a legacy of profound contributions to Dubai’s economic growth.

Al Naboodah, who served as the former chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1982 to 1997, played a pivotal role in shaping the business landscape of the Emirates. His visionary leadership and steadfast commitment propelled the Emirati business community forward, earning him respect and admiration from peers and colleagues alike.

In a heartfelt tribute, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honored Al Naboodah as the “pioneer of business in the Emirates.” Sheikh Mohammed’s words reflect the profound impact that Al Naboodah had on Dubai’s economic development, cementing his status as a revered figure in the business community.

Expressing his condolences, Sheikh Mohammed extended prayers for solace and patience to Al Naboodah’s family during this difficult time. His sentiments were echoed by Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, who offered sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the late businessman, invoking divine mercy upon his soul.

Beyond his business acumen, Al Naboodah was deeply involved in educational initiatives and institutional work. His close association with the Zayed and Rashid school underscored his commitment to nurturing future generations and fostering educational excellence in the Emirates. Additionally, Al Naboodah’s service in the Federal National Council during its inaugural and second sessions from 1972 to 1978 exemplified his dedication to public service and nation-building.

The passing of Saeed Juma Al Naboodah leaves a void in Dubai’s business community, but his enduring legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. His contributions to economic growth and educational development have left an indelible mark on the Emirates, ensuring that his memory will be cherished for years to come.

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