Lulu's Chairman Receives Highest Civilian Award in Abu Dhabi

  • Publish date: Sunday، 02 May 2021
Lulu's Chairman Receives Highest Civilian Award in Abu Dhabi

Lulu Group Chairman and prominent NRI (non-resident Indian) businessman, Yusuff Ali has been honored with Abu Dhabi’s top civilian award.

Ali was offered the prestigious Abu Dhabi Award for his outstanding contribution to the emirate’s business and industry, and support to various philanthropic initiatives.

His Highness Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, offered the award to Ali in Abu Dhabi.

“A very proud and emotional moment in my life. I am really overwhelmed and humbled to receive such a great honor from Abu Dhabi where I have been living for the past 47 years,” said the Kerala-born businessman after receiving the honor.

“It was on Dec. 31, 1973, I arrived in the UAE with new dreams and hopes. I have reached here after seeing many ups and downs and various challenges and I take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitude to the visionary leadership of this great country, especially His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.”

Ali was the only Indian among others to receive this award this year. As the Abu Dhabi Awards is the Abu Dhabi government’s initiative that recognizes and honors individuals who have selflessly dedicated themselves to support and contribute to the development of the emirate.

Ali has been ranked as the richest Indian in the Middle East in Forbes billionaire list 2021, he also received many awards such as the Order of the King of Bahrain in 2014, and the British Queen’s Award in 2017. Ali was also one of the first to get the permanent residency in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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