Abdul Razzak Yaqoob

Abdul Razzak Yaqoob (Urdu: عبد الرزاق يعقوب ) (ARY) is a wealthy Pakistani businessman based in Dubai. He is the owner of ARY Group of Companies. His parents migrated from Surat in India to Karachi in 1944. He came to Dubai from Pakistan in 1969 to recover some money owed to his father from a friend. But Yaqoob realised that Dubai was a place of opportunities and decided to stay on. It was in Dubai that Yaqoob created his wealth after running his business on a simple "maiz-kursi" (Table-Chair) format. In 1972 Yakoob established ARY and opened its first outlet in Fikri market Deira. He also started importing watches, perfumes and cigarettes. Two years later, when his brother, Mohammed Iqbal, joined him, the group branched out into dealing with food and Textiles. Besides catering to the local market, they also began exporting food-stuff to Iran. Yaqoob's current business includes a Gold and Silver trading segment. Yaqoob is known to provide financial assistance to the Pakistani government in times of need. Yaqoob is Muslim by faith. He keeps a full beard and enjoys simple food. He has also performed the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 7th, 1944
Place of birth
Date of death
February 21st, 2014 at age of 69



Organizations founded

1. ARY Group

Offices of Other Holding Companies


Al Khor Street, Dubai

Wikiedia article

The ARY Group is a Dubai-based holding company founded by a Pakistani businessman, Haji Abdul Razzak Yaqoob. Abdul is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of the Group. ARY is a diversified group with interests in several sectors, though it is most famous for its contribution to Pakistani television. Companies under the ARY Group: ARY Traders ARY Gold ARY Digital Network - A bouquet of 5 television channels available via satellite in Pakistan and internationally ARY Essenza Jewllery ARY Jewellers ARY Speed Remit - A debit card called "Sahulat Card" ARY Communications ARY Telecom ARY Call Center ARY Radio H.


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