His Excellency Suhail Mohammad Abdulkarim Al Zarooni
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bioSuhail Mohd. Al Zarooni (Arabic: سهيل محمد الزرعوني) (born November 16, 1968) is a businessman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an Emirati Collector and Guinness World Record holder, He is the second son of Mohammad Abdul Karim Al Zarooni. He is the first ever Emirati after the Royal family of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be awarded with a Guinness World Record Holder’s Certificate. ‘The King of Model Cars’, ‘The Five Million Dollar Man’, ‘The Pearl of UAE’, ‘The Man Who Has Everything’- The National (Abu Dhabi) – and so on, are some of the titles awarded to a unique collector, Suhail Mohd Al Zarooni, He is a favorite of the car brand companies internationally and is acclaimed for being the first person to show the Maybach to Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان‎) who is the current President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and emir of Abu Dhabi.

He is often invited to motor shows, like the Frankfurt Motor Show, the International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) which is the world’s largest motor show To uphold the name of his country, Suhail Al Zarooni, along with a team of engineers who work for the company he owns in Taiwan have designed and developed a robot jockey for the UAE’s most favorite sport, Camel Racing. He has a collection of about 9,000 model cars and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the year 2002 and 2003 for his collection of model cars, Al Zarooni is also the largest collector of merchandise from Starbucks Coffee. He was invited to display his collection in 2001 for Dubai Shopping Festival and the 7th Middle East International Motor Show 2003 in Dubai, which was witnessed and appreciated by the members of royal families, rulers and people from all around the world, Then once again a part of his collection was displayed at the 10th Abu Dhabi Motor Show 2004 to showcase some of the models which he personally redesigned. He regularly participates with The Collectors, a prestigious 2-week annual event held during the Dubai Summer Surprises 2005 & 2006 in Bur Juman Shopping Center, 2007 in the Mall of the Emirates, 2008 & 2009 at Wafi Mall, and 2010 at Bur Juman Shopping Center. He is all over in the print media and news channels and was interviewed in 2010 by CNN International for their weekly program called Inside the Middle East. His interviews and articles have been published in newspapers and magazines some of which are in Arabic, English, German, Russian, Urdu, Malayalam, Georgian, Pashto, Sindhi, Armenian Language and many more.

Suhail Al Zarooni’s background as a collector.

As a child, Emirati Collector Suhail Al Zarooni realized his interest in historical events and their significance in shaping the lives of people. He understands that it is often a few renowned leaders, artists and celebrities that etch new grooves into society to create a sign of the times. This passion is homage to the intertwining of history and time which reveal new stories every day that shape the way we think and evolve as a race. The collection is as non-bias as time and history, and welcomes both joyous occasions and tragic consequences that are played out in a display of paper, glass, gold, platinum, steel, silver and earth. Everything from royal memorabilia to newspapers to stamps to coins to drinking mugs to limited edition pens and unique plates come together to tell their story. Many of them have been here before we have and hold an air of comfort in knowing they have been a part of our world in another time. His collection for the largest number of Miniature Cars has won him the esteemed Guinness World Record. His Guinness World Record Award was witnessed and officiated with letters from Apart from a collection of life-size vehicles which include custom-made Hummer H1, Rolls Royce, Maybach, a red Bugatti EB110 GT and a rare BMW K1 Motorbike, Suhail has embraced his appreciation for powerful and majestic automobiles, like a 1974 Rolls Royce that was used in the making of the movie The Godfather. As a tribute to modernity, the enjoyable Harry Potter props of the castle, blue bus, bird in a cage, and magic wand reminds us of the mind’s capacity for a fantastic imagination. Unleashed from the psyche of millionaire author J.K. Rowling, Suhail Al Zarooni perceives her as a writer who proved that fact and fiction can make equally gripping stories. The Harry Potter collection is a special one as it marks the foray into the fascinating world of Collectorship by Suhail’s sons, Mubarak and Saif Suhail Al Zarooni.

A selection from the collection is on display this year at Bur Juman and included Cartier limited edition pens, miniature car and Dinky car collection – for which Suhail holds Guinness World Records, stamps, 24K gold plated bank notes, coins, crushed bank notes, antiques, Diana, Princess of Wales doll collection (Collected by the wife of Mr. Suhail Al Zarooni), Harry Potter (Collection by Suhail Al Zarooni’s sons, Mubarak & Saif Suhail Al Zarooni), British Royal Family Collection, special edition original film cells, Thai Royal Family collection, newspapers, world-famous magazines, First-Day Covers, Starbucks mugs, antique crockery, rare crockery and trinkets from Wedgwood. Peace Initiative by Suhail Al Zarooni called Boundaries Do Not Bind. A popular wall of signatures stood proudly at Mr. Zarooni’s collector’s exhibition for passersby to put their vote behind this unique voice for peace and prosperity. This initiative was created in 2010 to uphold the friendly ties that the United Arab Emirates maintains with India and Pakistan. Boundaries Do Not Bind pays respect to the expatriates that reside within the United Arab Emirates and it echoes the friendly relations that Emirati Collector Suhail Al Zarooni maintains with celebrities, politicians, cultural delegates, ministers and friends from these 3 nations. “I truly aspire for peace in our world and start with the people from the nations that I already know as a founding stone to build world peace together”, says Suhail Mohd Al Zarooni. Boundaries Do Not Bind is a creative and friendly platform which also enjoys a growing fan-following on Facebook. Emirati CEO of Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) Laila Suhail and her team visited and signed the friendship board.

Early Life

His Excellency can trace his family roots to an influential family in UAE. Born on November 16, 1968 in Dubai in to the Al Zarooni family, Suhail Al Zarooni is the second son of Mohammad Abdul Karim Al Zarooni. Born in a family that foster the noble values of religious tolerance and simplicity, life’s these lessons learnt early have had a lasting impression on his outlook towards life. His mother is a religious woman. Her love and compassion shaped Suhail Al Zarooni character.

As a child growing up, Suhail Al Zarooni inculcated a deep interest in history and the historical events and was enchanted by their impact on the lives of people and shaping the course of time and in turn creating history. He understood very early that it is artists, leaders, inventor, trailblazers and newsmakers that create new pathways to celebrate life that becomes the signs of time. His interest to build a collection of object d’ art, that reflects history and culture is a deeper manifestation of his love to tell the story of man and his passion to excel.

Education

Very early on, Suhail Al Zarooni was observant and explored his surroundings with great curiosity. He had an innate hunger for knowing new things and he constantly fed his curiosity by observing and learning about new things that came his way. Life itself became his great teacher.His formal education started in year 1976. He studied at Aitchson College from 1976 to 1984 and then joined BVS Parsi, Karachi, Pakistan in 1985. He completed his schooling in 1987.

Marriage and Family

Suhail Al Zarooni believes in human being a social being; he took a plunge in to the institution of Marriage in the year…

Visionary Businessmen & Entrepreneur

His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni vision & entrepreneurship has been exceptional & transformational. He is writing new destinies by seizing opportunities and turning them into real prospects of advancement. He has been fueling the economic evolution and helping people realize their dreams of upward mobility. His social work is also admirable.

His Life is to inspire the young dynamic minds who await some real encouragement before they could take the decisive plunge. His dedication and entrepreneurial skills have had the most significant impact on the worldwide growth & development of Suhail Al-Zarooni Group of Companies, which is remarkable and deeply inspiring.

Accession and Coronation

His Excellency took on the role of being the head of his family upon getting married. Suhail took upon himself the responsibility of taking his family tradition and values forward by following his compassion and his entrepreneurial zeal. He started building his empire by setting up companies harnessing the power of human intellect and perseverance. His empire now spread over several companies, operating in diverse technologies across different geographies of the world. His compassion for people has taken the shape of many charitable initiatives run by His Excellency’s foundation. The impact of his humane endeavours in enriching lives of people and far reaching. His investment of time, resources and energy in to these human-oriented initiatives has brought him peace and joy.

Public Life

His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni is very active in social & public life. He always participate in vibrant social issues and for the betterment of the society. Suhail Al Zarooni is a prolific writer and penned several articles and blogs on vibrant social issues Nationally & Internationally published worldwide. Peace Initiative by Suhail Al Zarooni called Boundaries Do Not Bind. A popular wall of signatures stood proudly at Mr. Zarooni collector’s exhibition for passersby to put their vote behind this unique voice for peace and prosperity. This initiative was created in 2010 to uphold the friendly ties that the United Arab Emirates maintains with India and Pakistan. Boundaries Do Not Bind pays respect to the expatriates that reside within the United Arab Emirates and it echoes the friendly relations that Emirati Collector Suhail Al Zarooni maintains with celebrities, politicians, cultural delegates, ministers and friends from these 3 nations. “I truly aspire for peace in our world and start with the people from the nations that I already know as a founding stone to build world peace together”, says Suhail Mohd Al Zarooni. Boundaries Do Not Bind is a creative and friendly platform which also enjoys a growing fan-following on Facebook. Emirati CEO of Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) Laila Suhail and her team visited and signed the friendship board.

His Excellency’s active participation is social and a global issue is a clear reflection of his holistic view of life. He is sensitive to local pulse of life and understands how these are connected to global, much larger issues. After all we are now living in a global village and our lives are interconnected. We cannot ignore are far off neighbors for they too impact our lives in many ways. His Excellency is prolific writer and a brave one, who does not shirk from airing his opinions on social, economic and cultural issues. He has contributed by way of many articles and blogs touching issue that are core to our existence has an ever-progressive species.

Jubilees and other milestones

His Excellency is a trailblazer having a chequered past glittered with accolades. He has earned enviable distinction of a Guinness World Record holder. The fact that he is the first ever Emirati after the Royal family of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be awarded with a Guinness World Record is a milestone in itself. His Excellency’s is a connoisseur of fine cars and his charismatic social influence in the Middle East has made him a toast of auto companies. It was His Excellency who introduced Maybach to Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان‎) who is the current President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and emir of Abu Dhabi.  He can by his suave and charm can open doors for many. Auto Expo organizers understand his presence is a must to the success of a show. He has a collection of about 9,000 model cars and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the year 2002 and 2003 for his collection of model cars. His envious collection has earned him many covetous titles ‘The King of Model Cars’, ‘The Five Million Dollar Man’, ‘The Pearl of UAE’, ‘The Man Who Has Everything’- The National (Abu Dhabi) – and many others. There are more to follow.

Robot Jockey is another ‘First’ to illustrious career. Robot Jockey is a mechanized jockey designed and developed entirely by his team of designers and engineers. Robot Jockey has taken UAE’s most favourite sport, Camel Racing to another level. It is a giant leap for the traditional sport steeped in history and culture of UAE.

Collections

A collector la’ extraordinaire, His Excellency’s collection is second to none in the world. It has earned him enviable two Guinness World Records. His collection of Miniature and Dinky Car collection won him the Guinness Records His unparalleled diverse collection of over 9000 model cars is every collector’s dream. The collection is so prized that it was the star of the 10th Abu Dhabi Motor Show, 2014. His collection is so unique and distinctive it was showcased at Dubai shopping festival and 7th Middle East International Motor show 2003 in Dubai and 10th Abu Dhabi Motor Show in 2004, where some of the models that His Excellency himself designed were showcased His Excellency also collected merchandise from Starbuck coffee. His passion has driven him and made the owner of largest collection of Starbuck merchandise. The collection won many a hearts including of rulers and royal families and of people from all parts of the world. His Excellency regularly participates in The Collectors – a prestigious 2-week annual event held during the Dubai Summer Surprises in 2005 and 2006; in Bur Juman Shopping Center, 2007; in the Mall of the Emirates, 2008 & 2009 at Wafi Mall, and in 2010 at Bur Juman Shopping Center.His Excellency has an amazing collection of Cartier limited edition pens. They are so rare and one of their kinds. His Excellency also possesses a unique collection of 24K gold plated bank notes, coins, crushed bank notes and antiques. The collection spans a very large time period and has many items that are only one of their kind. Amongst the diverse collection, there is a collection of dolls, of Diana, Princess of Wales. This collection is has been by largely due to contribution of Mrs. Suhail Al Zarooni. She has actively collected the items with great love and zest. There is an interesting collection which includes items representing British Royal Family. The collection has unique pieces of art and artifacts belonging to the British Royal family. A similar collection is of the Thai Royal Family. It is electic mix of item or oriental charm and splendor.

A lastly, there is a collection of miscellaneous item , an eclectic mix of special edition original film cells, newspapers, world-famous magazines, First-Day Covers, crockery from all parts of the world, and trinkets from Wedgwood.His collection has always been worthy to grab the headline and so received extensive coverage in print and electronic media, across prominent newspapers of diverse languages, too. He was interviewed by CN for their weekly program, Inside the Middle East. He is always in the news. He is always the news.The Harry Potter collection as the Harry Porter series of fantasy novels is a fantasy come alive.  It novel, special one as it marks the foray into the fascinating world of Collectorship by Suhail’s sons, Mubarak and Saif Suhail Al Zarooni.

Model Cars
His collection for the largest number of Miniature Cars has won him the esteemed Guinness World Record. He has a collection of more than 10000 cars.

Magazines
The collection of the magazine in His museum is from all over the World. Even there is a rare collection of some century old magazines which had historic importance and now not available.

News Papers
Similarly like other collection, there is a collection of every Newspaper published first time and newspapers of many languages from across the globe.

Starbucks Mugs
Zarooni is also the largest collector of merchandise from Starbucks Coffee. He has a collection of Starbucks merchandised from every continent of the World.

Coffee Mugs
There are unique and classic collection of various designs of Coffee Mugs collected from all over the World. Some are very ancient, some gifted from royal families and some are made of silver & gold. 

Bank Notes
24K gold plated banknotes, coins, crushed banknotes rarest collections are non-other passionate efforts of His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni. It is a major attraction which is on display at Al Zarooni Museum.

Coins
His collection also have thousands of currency coins of different countries.

First Day Cover Stamps
First day Cover Stamps are also a rich collection to his stride.

Diana Doll – Wedgwood – MGM’s – CocaCola – Disney & Warner Bros. – Cartier – Guitar Models – Quality Chocolates Boxes – Plates – Antiques – Caps – Airplane Models – Ball Pens – Hotel Keys – Match Box

 

Media

He is all over in the print media and news channels and was interviewed in 2010 by CNN International for their weekly program called Inside the Middle East. His interviews and articles have been published in newspapers and magazines some of which are in Arabic, English, German, Russian, Urdu, Malayalam, Georgian, Pashto, Sindhi, Armenian Language and many more. Suhail Al Zarooni’s background as a collector. As a child, Emirati Collector Suhail Al Zarooni realized his interest in historical events and their significance in shaping the lives of people. He understands that it is often a few renowned leaders, artists and celebrities that etch new grooves into society to create a sign of the times. This passion is homage to the intertwining of history and time which reveal new stories every day that shape the way we think and evolve as a race. The collection is as non-bias as time and history, and welcomes both joyous occasions and tragic consequences that are played out in a display of paper, glass, gold, platinum, steel, silver and earth. Everything from royal memorabilia to newspapers to stamps to coins to drinking mugs to limited edition pens and unique plates come together to tell their story. Many of them have been here before we have and hold an air of comfort in knowing they have been a part of our world in another time.

Al Zarooni and Charities

The ladder of success brings with it a set of definite responsibilities, enhanced connections, greater consumption of your personal time and demands a lot of patience. A series of happiness, small & big, gradually evolves a person into a Man with a definite personality. But there are also some Like Suhail Al Zarooni that leave a greater impact on the society.

His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni also known for his kindness and Charities. His Group of Companies also follow responsibility of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with a continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.He runs many social organizations which are involved in sustainable livelihoods of the weaker section of the society. His Excellency Suhail Al Zarooni invigorate and takes care of different societies, NGO, Social Centre, which are involved to take responsibility for the Children Education, Women for Healthy Future, Midwifery, Building Tools, Shelter for Humanity, Safe Drinking Water, Fisherman Project, Robot Jockey and many more

Children
His Excellency has a simple yet grand vision that children will usher in a bright future. Investing in the children is the best investment one can make to a brighter future. His Excellency is committed to the cause of educating children. It is a way to safeguard and ensure a bright future

Women for Healthy future
His Excellency believes that the Women are cornerstone of any society. To lead any society ahead, the interests of women must be protected and nurtured. Women’s health is at the top of the agenda of ensuring women’s role in a society.

Midwifery
This is a focal point of Women’s Health. Many women face dangers to their lives while giving birth. Best Midwifery practices followed will ensure low mortality rate for women during child birth. His Excellency is bringing in knowledge and technology to ensure best midwifery practices are followed.

Building Toilets
Hygiene and sanitation is integral to growth of a healthy society. His Excellency has earmarked building basic infrastructure to ensure hygiene and sanitation will lead to healthier lives, who in-turn will contribute constructively to the society they live in.His work and effort in introducing the awareness and building the necessary infrastructure has a positive social impact.

Shelter for Humanity
A roof above one’s head is one of the most basic human needs. His Excellency understands this vital need and has dedicated his vision and resources in fulfilling this particular basic human need. His Excellency has run many an initiatives in developing shelters for needy wherever required.

Safe Drinking Water
Drinking water is another most basic human need. It is shame that even today many are deprived of this simple and most basic human need. His Excellency has mobilized resources required to make available Safer Drinking Water to people, wherever need.

Fisherman`s Project
Fisherman is a community very dear to His Excellency. He has believes in “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish and you feed his family for a lifetime. Driven by this powerful dictum, His Excellency is dedicated to re-invigorate this age-old profession with the powers of technology in to a richer source of livelihood.

Robot Jockey
Robot Jockey is a reflection of His Excellency’s compassion and passion for technology in enriching life. One of His Excellency’s companies based in Taiwan developed a Robot Jockey for the famous Camel Race. Robot Jockey is a mechanized jockey designed and developed entirely by his team of designers and engineers. The innovative Robot Jockey has brought relief to small children who earlier were subjected to inhuman conditions being jockeys.