Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday offered his condolences on the death of Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair.
Sheikh Mohammed visited the Al Ghurair family gathering in Al Khawaneej, Dubai and offered his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased, a statement said.
Accompanying him on the visit were Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director general of Dubai’s Protocol and Hospitality Department.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that the Emirati businessman and founder of Al Ghurair Group had died in Dubai, aged 95.
Born in Deira on the shores of Dubai Creek in 1924, the eldest of five sons born to Ahmed Al Ghurair, he soon became involved in the family business which at that time was pearl diving. Even as a teenager he would spend up to four months at a time at sea, living off rice, dates and fish.
Al Ghurair established Al Ghurair Group in 1960 to bring together the family’s diverse and expanding business interests. Under his stewardship the group diversified into numerous business lines, including retail, manufacturing and real estate.
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