Suhail Al Zarooni
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|Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni|
|Native name||سهيل محمد الزرعوني|
November 16, 1968|
|Occupation||Chairman, al zarooni foundation and suhail al zarooni group of companies|
|Known for||Guinness World Record holder Emirati Collector|
|Relatives||Sultan Zarawani (cousin)|
Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni (Arabic: سهيل محمد الزرعوني; born November 16, 1968) is an Emirati businessman and collector based in Dubai. He is the Son of Mohammad Abdul Karim Al Zarooni, having 3 Brothers Faysal, Ayoub & Hilal Al Zarooni and 5 Sisters. Al Zarooni is best known for holding Guinness World Record twice for the year 2002 and 2003 for his collection of over 20000 model cars.
He is the first Emirati after the Royal family of United Arab Emirates to be awarded with a Guinness World Record certificate. First were His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in 1980s, the most expensive wedding in the world & second was His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, a member of the Ruling Royal Family of Abu Dhabi.
The world's largest two-wheeled five-story travel trailer was built 1990s. Then in 2000s Suhail Al Zarooni got Certificate for largest collection of Miniature Model Cars in 2002, Zarooni had collected 1,600 Miniature Model Cars which cost $3 million and acquired another 2,000 cars the next year. His collection is in over 20,000 Miniature Model Cars till now.
Suhail Al Zarooni is a first person in the world whose picture came in the Guinness World Record Book in Arabic dress. He is also the largest collector of merchandise from Starbucks coffee. Suhail Al Zarooni, along with a team of engineers who work for the company he owns in Taiwan designed and developed a robot jockey for the UAE's most favorite sport, Camel racing.
His interviews and articles have been published in newspapers and magazines from all over the World with different languages some of which are in Arabic, English, German, Russian, Urdu, Malayalam, Hindi, Georgian, Pashto, Sindhi, Armenian Language and many more. He has attracted titles from newspapers and magazines such as the "King of Model Cars – The 5 Million Dollar Man – The Pearl of U.A.E – The Man Who Has Everything" and many more.
Guinness World Record Holder
His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni got Witness Letters for Guinness Book from His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Qasimi, His Excellency Sheikh Suhail Bin Ali Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Faraj Bin Butti Al Muhairbi, Abdullah Ali Al Shafar and Sultan Saqur Al Swidi.
Suhail Al Zarooni is also planning to break two world records in the near future. He is making his own Private museum that holds all his Collections. "He collects anything that sparks his interest. He can't make up his mind, so he ends up collecting everything." Zarooni sons are also Collector.
Beside Miniature models Cars Suhail Al Zarooni also has Collections of Wedgewood Crockery, British royal family Dolls & Figurines, Coins, Bank Notes, Stamps, Cartier Collection, Versace Crockery, Newspapers, Magazines, First Day Covers, Starbucks Mugs, Antique Plates, Caps and Hats, he also has m&m's Figurine Collection, Mackintosh Quality Street Chocolates Tin Boxes and Lindt Chocolate Boxes, Coffee Mugs & Hershey Chocolate Bottles, Limited & Special edition Walkers Biscuit Tin Boxes, Pringles Chips Cans & Special Items, Heinz Ketchup Bottles & Cans, Pepsi and Coca Cola, Red Bull, Yardley of London & Kit Kat Boxes, Lay's Chips Covers, Matchbox, Pens, Pencil, Hotel Room Do Not Disturb Sign, Original Movie Cells, Hollywood & Bollywood movies in DVD, VHS & Laserdisc, English & Indian Songs in CD & Cassette & many more things.
Charitable Work & Association with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Suhail Al Zarooni] his first NGO which provides Education for Underprivileged for women and children in 2011 but he works for poor people since 1990. The struggles to realize the human rights of women and children have much in common because historically women and children have been legally and socially disadvantaged. On the other hand, gender-based discrimination is deeply embedded in childhood and contributes to the continuum of violence that runs through many women's and girl's lives. Zarooni had always fought for women and children rights around the world. He built masjids and he renewed most of the Masjids that are 100 years old, his foundation does not help only Muslims but Christians, Hindus and other Religions. Zarooni is a first person that built Robot jockeys for the Camel Races in 2003. He wants to shop using small children for Camel Races because of human rights.
In 2005, Zarooni introduced a peace Campaigns called "Boundaries Do Not Bind" which he wants to be peace in the world. There is enough of the distrust and tensions. He decided to start from India & Pakistan because both countries are close to him.
He is jointly associated with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for drug control and crime prevention all over the world. A Peruvian/Canadian national, César Guedes is an international civil servant of the United Nations with 20 years of experience in various agencies such as UNODC, UNDP, UNIDO and UN Volunteers. He recently was appointed as the Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan had an Audience with His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni.
Think Green Awareness
Suhail Al Zarooni started think green awareness to explore and preserve environment in 2007 through displaying his one of the car collection of Rolls Royce in green. The global demand for energy grows every year. His idea behind this think green awareness was that we can reduce the energy consumption number by recycling and reusing what we produce, and by reducing our consumption of resources like fuel.
A 1974 Rolls Royce, from the Al Zarooni Car Collection was displayed in Mirdif City Centre Dubai for another vital cause-Think Green. The Rolls Royce was covered in beautiful, lawn green grass, to represent the eco-friendly attitude that ripples from people to major organizations. Together they have begun to act on these demands for a greener planet.
Suhail Al Zarooni message to people through this Think green awareness was Together, we can recycle and care for what we use like plastics and glass, reduce waste, reduce consumption of water and electricity, and impact our planet's health, positively. A healthy home makes for healthy planet. More recently he is working towards this Think Green Awareness in bigger way with collaboration with Artists who can promote this Think green awareness all across the globe.
The Times of Print Media
Suhail Al Zarooni has a Massive Collection of Newspapers such as Newspapers from the events of World War II has from 1939 to 1945 and when Hitler died. Zarooni also has the Newspaper of when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Collection of Newspaper about Princess Elizabeth Marriage in 1947 who is now the Queen of England also Newspaper of the Past King of England, King George VI was died. Zarooni even has the newspaper of the Death of Princess Diana in 1997.
"To record the past with an eye on the present to impact our future" This has been the role of the news industry since the early 17th century. Hardworking journalist from media often put their lives at risk in order to bring the news out of the public when it is printed. This collection was a tribute to the world of print media which one monopolized the dissemination of news. This traditional system is still a favorite for some who like to open the papers and read the headlines of holding up a newspaper in from of oneself is often associated with the intellectual art of reading. Crossword puzzles, comics magazines and special supplements have a resounding impact on making the newspaper culture a part of everyday lifestyle.
In this archive of newspapers, Magazine and books, the focus lies on iconic people and traces their impact on the times in which they lived. The new Al Zarooni Museum & car collection has dedicated an entire section to the world of media which is called "MEDIA STREET". This isle was a tribute to the world of publishing and shine a light on the journalists, writers and poets that give life to a story.
Maybach letter for His Excellency
Suhail Al Zarooni is a favorite of the Car Brand Companies Internationally and is acclaimed for being the first person to show the Maybach to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The Current President of the UAE, Rule of Abu Dhabi and the Commander of the Union Defense Force. Maybach had issued letter for His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni. In response of his large collection of Miniature Model Cars, he has many variations of Miniature Model Cars that arranges from the classics to the most memorable.
On June 15, 2011 Zarooni was invited to speak at the Prestigious 125th Anniversary Celebration of Mercedes-Benz. His Excellency father was very close to His highness Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan president of United Arab Emirates.
His formal education started in year 1976. He studied at Aitchison College Lahore, Pakistan from 1976 to 1984 and then joined B. V. S. Parsi High School, Karachi, Pakistan in 1985. He completed his schooling in 1987; and then traveled to London, England for further Studies.
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- "Hobby turns UAE businessman a record holder". Gulf News. Mariam.
- "Emarati Collectors Share Passion of Collecting at the Collectors Exhibition". UAE Today.
- "Mumbai taxi gets Jaguar-style revamp in Dubai". Emirates 24/7. Bindu Suresh Rai. July 22, 2010.
- "Humanitarian behind the robot jockey turn focus to youth education". The National. Aysha Majid. March 4, 2012.
- "Role of Pakistani expatriates in the UAE hailed". Khaleej Times. March 29, 2014.
- "Humanitarian behind the robot jockey turn focus to youth education". The National. March 4, 2012.
- "Friday touches base with a few personalities we featured in the magazine over the last two decades". Friday. May 19, 2017.