M. A. Yusuff Ali

Chairman and managing director of the Lulu Group, Yusuff Ali is one of the UAE’s most prominent Indian-born businessmen. He is also a notable philanthropist, making regular and sizeable donations to causes in the UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the Philippines. In addition to providing money to government-led humanitarian appeals in the UAE and India, Ali has also donated to the UAE’s Reach Campaign to end neglected tropical diseases; to global education charity Dubai Cares, and helped individuals with legal bills and repatriation.

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
  • Health
    • Medical support services
    • Diseases and conditions
  • Humanitarian
    • Free goods distribution
    • Food aid
  • Legal and courts
    • Disasters and emergency management
      • Disasters
        • Floods
        • Droughts
        • Storms, hurricanes and tornadoes
        • Famines
        • Earthquakes
      • Disaster relief
    • Corrections and penology
      • Services for offenders

Focus populations

  • Ex-offenders
  • Low-income people
  • Migrant workers
  • Offenders
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia
    • Sri Lanka
    • India
  • South-east Asia
    • Philippines


  • Dubai Cares
  • Emirates Red Crescent
  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives
  • National Floods and Landslide Victims Operation (Sri Lanka)
  • Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, India
  • Suqia
  • Swachh Bharat Mission (India)
  • The Reach Campaign (RLMF)