Prominent businessman Saif Ahmed Al Ghurair passed away at the age of 95 years this week.
The prominent businessman, who founded the Al Ghurair Group in 1960, was laid to rest in his family home in Al Khawaneej on Tuesday and prominent members of UAE government joined to pay their respects.
As a mark of honour and respect, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the family home and shared a touching tribute on Twitter.
HH Sheikh Mohammed called him an economist and a visionary in this tributary Tweet
ودعت الإمارات سيف بن أحمد الغرير.. ابن دبي البار وأحد رجالها الأوفياء . كان رجل اقتصاد وصاحب رؤية، أعطى وطنه من فكره وجهده الكثير . رحم الله الفقيد وأسكنه فسيح جنانه pic.twitter.com/X6FS7Ge35n
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 27, 2019
“The UAE called Saif bin Ahmed Al Ghurair the son of Dubai and one of its loyal men. He was an economist and a visionary, who gave his country thought and effort. May God have mercy on the deceased.” – HH Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai