Haji Saeed Ahmed Al Lootah was a legendary leader known for his diverse and successful philanthropic ventures, non-profit educational institutions, entrepreneurship, veracity as well as its profound dedication to corporate citizenship and sustainable development. His success spans across key business sectors from construction, real estate and energy conservation, to financial services, applied research, ICT, education, hospitality, media and healthcare. A keen learner and innovator, he has been acclaimed internationally for having established the first Islamic Bank in the World.
As H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, rightly said, “ Hajj Saeed Ahmed Lootah….was a self-made businessman who has had his imprints on Dubai’s economy”. Apart from his business prowess, Haj Saeed was, “best known for his philanthropic work and as a father of many orphans,” which was reiterated by the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of UAE, in his tribute to Haj Saeed. The country and the region mourns the loss of an icon who was far ahead of his time.
With enduring values of education and healthcare at his heart, he established Dubai Medical College in 1986, as the first Medical College in the country. The unique mission of Haj Saeed Lootah to set up the medical college for girls was to meet the need for “lady” doctors in the region. As a continuation of his vision for educational services, Dubai Pharmacy College (awarding B.Pharm) was the first Pharmacy College in the country, which he established in 1992. The founding mission was again rooted to the needs of the national and international hiatus for pharmaceutical professionals. Till date, the colleges boast of more than 2000 healthcare professionals serving worldwide.
In 2004, Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah was awarded The Sheikh Hamdan Award for distinguished contribution to medical science for founding Dubai Medical College.
In 2011 Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah was awarded ‘Head of State Merit Award’ from H.H. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE on 40th National Day of UAE, for his role played in building the nation.
The world has lost a visionary. His endeavors for serving humanity are etched in history. His deep-rooted ideology and innovations will never be forgotten. May Allah grant him the highest level of Paradise.
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