Saeed Juma Al Naboodah
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Dubai: Prominent Emirati businessman Saeed Juma Al Naboodah, Chairman of the Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, and former Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, passed away today (Wednesday, 13th March).

The funeral prayer for Saeed Juma Al Naboodah will take place after the noon prayer tomorrow (Thursday). Condolences will be received for three days, starting from Thursday evening prayer and continuing until Saturday, at the designated location in the Al Khawaneej area.

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Saeed Al Naboodah was a distinguished figure deeply entrenched in the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. His contributions to institutional development were profound, notably through his service in the Federal National Council (FNC) during its inaugural and second sessions from 1972 to 1978. Furthermore, his dedicated tenure at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1982 to 1997 underscored his commitment to fostering economic growth and prosperity.

Beyond his public service, Saeed Al Naboodah's imprint on the national economic landscape was indelible. His instrumental role in establishing and nurturing the Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group propelled it into a cornerstone of the nation's economy. Not only did the group play a pivotal role in shaping economic dynamics, but it also left an enduring mark on the social and cultural fabric of the UAE.

Saeed Al Naboodah's philanthropic endeavours and developmental initiatives over half a century are immeasurable. His legacy transcends mere business success, leaving behind a legacy of compassion, progress, and community impact that will continue to inspire generations to come.