UAE business tycoon to sponsor Haj trip of Obama’s grandma

May 3rd, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Dubai, May. 3 (ANI): US President Barack Obama’s grandmother Mama Sarah will be performing Haj this year.

She reportedly has accepted an invitation of United Arab Emirates’ property tycoon Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim for the Haj trip.

“I found out that she had not been to the Haj and that she very much wants to go. As my own mother is no longer with us, our family has a spare place. So I invited her and she has accepted,” The News quoted Dr. Al Fahim, as saying.

The Hydra Properties chief executive officer, who met Mama Sarah during a trip to Kenya last week, said that he was very much looking forward to it.

Dr. Al Fahim has been appointed a goodwill ambassador in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and he was touring Kenya to launch an anti-malnutrition campaign in the region.

“It’s something I’m going to be doing a lot more of. And, I feel it’s time to give something back and try and do something for those less fortunate,” Dr Al Fahim said.

The New-York educated property tycoon is now planning to establish a soccer training camp for underprivileged children in Africa.

His company is involved in projects in Mexico, Libya and Pakistan, besides the UAE. (ANI)

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