The death of Majid Al Futtaim is a great loss for admirers
His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, performs funeral prayer over the body of the late Majid Al Futtaim.
Inayat-ur-Rahman, Gulf today
The business community in the United Arab Emirates has been deeply saddened by the death of Majid Al Futtaim. (May his deceased soul rest in peace.) Dr Azad Moopen, Founding President and CEO of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “Sad to hear of the passing of Majid Al Futtaim, who was a legendary businessman in the Arab world MAF, which is the acronym of its name, has been synonymous with shopping experience for more than 2 decades in the Middle East.
He has created one of the most recognized brands in retailing in the Middle East. May God bless his dead soul. Imran Farooq, CEO of Samana Group, said the death of Majid Al Futtaim is a massive loss for the UAE and a shock for the country’s family business conglomerates.
Majid Al Futtaim rose from modest employment to the top ranks of multi-sector companies in the Middle East. It has set standards in Dubai’s retail, real estate and leisure sectors that contribute to the growth of Dubai. He was the most outstanding person, a model entrepreneur and a mentor to many young entrepreneurs, especially Emiratis. Its business empires have supported thousands of people with jobs across the Middle East. The Samana group remains in shock at the sad death of Majid Al Futtaim.
May Allah bless the soul of the deceased with forgiveness and grant the highest ranks to Heaven – Ameen! Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder of Danube Group, said: Majid Al Futtaim, Dubai’s most iconic and pioneer of thought and spirit, passed away today, his efforts to develop the region’s private sector , retail businesses and the emirate’s tourism ecosystem will not be forgotten.
“I hope that Allah will bring your near and dear family the much-needed peace during this sad time. “My condolences to you and your family during these difficult times.” Sajid Azmi, CEO of Yegertek, commented: Majid Al Futtaim was not only a visionary businessman and a proud Emirati; it made life better, employing more than 45,000 people in 13 countries, creating an iconic brand and leaving an unprecedented legacy. As of September, it pledged to hire 3,000 people over the next five years, as part of a national initiative. His death is a great loss for the whole community. May his dead soul rest in peace.
Roberto d’Ambrosio, CEO of Axiory Global, said: “Business entrepreneurs can be of different kinds, but Majid Al Futtaim was the kind who really changed and shaped the economic landscape of the country, expanding the effects far beyond. beyond its borders. His personal and entrepreneurial story speaks for him. A visionary and hardworking entrepreneur, able to start and elevate, from the bottom up, one of the most important and innovative entrepreneurial structures in the UAE. “Majid Al Futtaim’s genre visionaries are extremely rare and he has been a blessing to the UAE.
It is a sad time and his personality and leadership will be sorely missed, but what he was able to create, his legacy will continue to say a lot about him for many years to come. May his dead soul rest in peace. Yousuf Fakhruddin, CEO of Fakhruddin Properties, said: Majid Al Futtaim was a true visionary and a key business leader who helped shape the UAE. He has been an inspiration to many entrepreneurs in the region. His business acumen in making the Majid Al Futtaim group one of the world’s leading business conglomerates is testament to the life he lived and the countless people he inspired.
Majid Al Futtaim has truly been one of the key figures of UAE, his contribution to the building of UAE will always be remembered, from the first largest shopping mall with Mall of Emirates to the establishment of the brand in 15 countries in the world. It has revolutionized the entertainment landscape in UAE with so many innovative leisure, entertainment and shopping experiences in the region, making UAE a premier destination for leisure and business in the world. It is a sad moment for the country and it will be forever remembered for its heritage and greatness. “