Prominent Emirati businessman Majid Al Futtaim dies | Business and Economy News

Dubai ruler hails Majid Al Futtaim as one of the sheikhdom’s ‘most important merchants’.

Emirati billionaire Majid Al Futtaim, who rose from working as a bank clerk to creating an eponymous business empire, has died.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced Al Futtaim’s death in a post on Twitter on Friday, praising him as one of the sheikhdom’s “most important merchants.”

“May God have mercy on our brother Majid Al Futtaim, the creative businessman, and one of Dubai’s most important merchants and senior men,” wrote Al Maktoum.

“His last decision was to hire 3,000 citizens. May God have mercy on him and place him in his spacious gardens,” he added.

Neither the cause behind his death nor his age were announced.

However, prayers for him and his family had circulated on social media in recent days.

Majid Al Futtaim’s business empire also acknowledged his death online, but did not respond to queries from The…

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