Sulaiman Al-Fahim


Sulaiman Abdul Karim Mohammad Al‐Fahim (or more widely known as Sulaiman Al‐Fahim) is a successful international real estate entrepreneur, hilanthropist and sports enthusiast. He currently serves as Chairman and President of the Arab Union for Real Estate Development (AURD).

Al‐Al Fahimwas born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1977. At the age eighteen, he founded the “Sulaiman Al Fahim Group“ which financed education and sports in the UAE. Al‐Fahim received his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Kogod School of Business of the American University in Washington DC.

In 2005, he founded Hydra Properties, and served as the CEO of the Abu Dhabi‐based real estate development company. In the Spring of 2009, Al‐Fahim was named Chairman and President of the Arab Union for Real Estate Development (AURD). AURD is the premier real estate trade association in the GCC and is affiliated with the Arab League. Under Al‐Fahim’s leadership, AURD has demonstrated its commitment to build environmentally‐sustainable housing for low and middle income families through his current projects in Puerto Rico and New York City. In 2007, Sulaiman Al‐Fahim was named to Arabian Business Magazine’s “Power 100: The World’s Most Influential Arabs” as No. 77.

Al‐Fahimis also an avid football fan as evidenced by the fact that he is 10% owner of English Premier League Portsmouth Football Club, but he also favors Al Ain and Al Jazeera clubs in the UAE League. During his time at Hydra Properties, he was involved in sponsorship of Dubai sports television, a Costa Rican soccer team, the German Bundesliga as well as building a new football academy in Abu Dhabi with Italian football giants Internazionale. Al‐Fahim is honorary board member of ALAHLI FC in JEDDAH – KSA, honorary board member of ALZAMLIK FC in Cairo – Egypt and honorary board member of ALAIN FC in UAE. On 1 September 2008 Al‐Fahim architectured a deal for Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG ) owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed al Nahyan – deputy prime minister of UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs to buy Manchester city football club a premier league team in UK.

Roles & functions within the Royal Football Fund Ltd’s organization: Al‐Fahim will particularly take care of Public Relations of Royal Football Fund.