Al Otaiba recognized for its contribution to the economy and cultural heritage of the capital of the United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi’s Delma Street has been renamed Saeed bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street in honor of the prominent Emirati cultural and business figure.
The Abu Dhabi Media Office said Al Otaiba was recognized for his enormous contribution to the economy and cultural heritage of the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The street name change followed the directives of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed, President of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Member of the Executive Council, inaugurated Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street in Abu Dhabi after the renaming process.
The street inauguration ceremony was attended by members of Al Otaiba’s family and senior officials.
Al Otaiba, born in 1916 in the Al Dhahr district of Abu Dhabi, began his career as a pearl trader and later traded commodities throughout the Arab region.
The Emiratis also served in several government entities after the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, including as President of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Industry and Commerce and as President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and of industry in the United Arab Emirates, and became a respected poet.
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