Talal Abu-Ghazaleh.. One of the ‘Candles That Lighted the Gulf Space’

AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), received in his office in Amman, Dr. Ali Mohammed Al Naboodah, member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Volunteers Association and author of the ‘Candles That Lighted the Gulf Space’ book; celebrating this achievement.

The book was launched as an embodiment of the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, as well as the guidance of  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to celebrate the "50th Anniversary” of the founding of the UAE, and to establish the foundations for the next 50-year journey to mark a new era in the country’s economic, social and developmental renaissance.

The book includes Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s professional life journey as one of the 50 most prominent personalities-- sheikhs, ministers and high-ranking dignitaries, distinguished by their work and dedication, as well as those whose achievements contributed to consolidating the UAE’s position and leadership at Arab and global levels.

During the meeting, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pride in being one of the 50 most prominent figures ‘Lighting the Gulf Space’, pointing out that the Arab Gulf was the starting point for establishing his group of firms, thus affirming his loyalty and belonging to the Gulf region.

“I am truly honored and humbled by this acknowledgement which explicitly shows the nobility, and generosity of my family in the Gulf region.  Granting me the privilege of being among the elite of the Gulf people makes me feel deep in my heart like a Khaliji citizen profoundly appreciating the wisdom of the Khalij leaders with whom I maintained deep-rooted relationships for over half of a century, dating back to the founding Sheikhs and Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and to whom I am deeply indebted for their guidance and support,” Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh further thanked all those who supported him in his business journey from all the Arab Gulf States, noting that he had succeeded throughout due to their wise leaderships and his commitment to his tools of success including ‘Patience, Knowledge and Hard Work.

For his part, the writer, Dr. Al Naboodah, stated that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s distinctive life history deserved to be included along with the 50 pioneers who contributed to the consolidation of the UAE’s high standing, as well as improving its position in the indicators of global competitiveness thanks to their devotion and achievements.

Al Naboodah added that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh has achieved unmatched successes for himself, his country and nation at the professional and business levels, in addition to his effective contributions to the development of the Gulf and Arab society in general, thus contributing to the success of many institutions and placing the name of his Group of Firms among the Top Achievers.

In the first chapter, the book provides insights and highlights of Dr. Abu-Ghazlaeh’s life journey and how he managed to transform his suffering and hardships into opportunities that achieved his goals. In addition, it underlined how he remained loyal and faithful to everyone who offered him assistance.

The book also included various topics relating to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s achievements such as his inspirational leadership, positions and memberships in Arab and world organizations and institutions, his valuable insights, awards and decorations he received in recognition of his efforts, in addition to other significant topics that marked various aspects of his life.