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Mohammed bin Saeed mourns death of former Director of Urban Planning in Abu Dhabi



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Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, was accompanied by Dr. Inji, former Director of the Urban Planning Department in Abu Dhabi. Abdul Rahman Hassanin Makloof mourned their passing.

His Highness wrote on Twitter: “May God have mercy on Dr. Abdul Rahman Makloof. He worked honestly and sincerely with the late Sheikh Saeed.

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Eng., Former director of the Abu Dhabi City Planning Department. Abdul Rahman Hassanin Makloof passed away at the age of 98, and the funeral for his pure soul was held at the first mosque of Sheikh Sultan bin Saeed after the afternoon prayer. Al Badin area in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Makhlouf’s name is associated with the urban planning of Abu Dhabi, as he received his doctorate in Germany and returned directly to the Arab world, working with the United Nations on urban and architectural development. An urban planning expert, he spent most of his life in Abu Dhabi.


Dr. Abd al-Rahman Makhlouf, who grew up in an ancient family in Upper Egypt, is in the village of Bani Uday, which sanctifies science and enhances its value. His brothers Al-Azhar and graduates of the House of Science, engineering, economics and political science.

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He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Cairo, in 1950 with a degree in Architecture, and after a doctorate from the University of Munich in 1975 was appointed Assistant Teacher and later Faculty. He was appointed to the United Nations as an urban expert. Planned in Saudi Arabia from 1959 to 1963, during which time he founded an urban planning agency and completed urban planning plans for each of the cities of Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and Yanbu.

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In 1964, he first carried out scientific research on the conditions and future of the integrated urban areas of Cairo and Giza, and developed a future plan for them, in which he proposed the desert cities located on Suez and Foum Road. As well as the Ring Road around Cairo, two years later he was appointed Director General of the Urban Planning Department for the Cairo Grant.

Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Dr. In his book, The Journey of Urban Life, Maghloff described the beginning of his visit to Abu Dhabi, saying, “May God have mercy on him:” In 1968, Sheikh Saeed asked the United Nations to send an urban planning expert to assist in the preparation of Abu Dhabi’s General Plan. I was nominated for this job and was appointed Director of Urban Planning in Abu Dhabi, where I accepted the Urban Task Planning and Establishment of the Department of Cities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

In his book, Dr. Abdul Rahman Makloof, about his first meeting with Sheikh Saeed bin Sultan, he arrived in Abu Dhabi on November 2, 1968, at the request of Sheikh Saeed, who was nominated by the United Nations as an urban planning expert. I stayed for a month studying the topography and geography of the city, Sheikh Saeed was in Geneva outside the country at the time, and after he returned, he met His Highness in the afternoon near a used Intercontinental Hotel. After the afternoon prayers pass through the construction projects implemented at that time and finally sit at this place.

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In May 1976, Dr. Makhlouf founded the Arab Office for Planning and Architecture, and from 1983 to 1985 was appointed Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University College of Engineering, UAE.

In his book, A Lifetime Journey with Urbanism, McLeof focuses on the journey of his half-century-long struggle in the fields of urbanization and urban planning. Childhood and graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University. In Abu Dhabi, he devoted a large part of his book, May God have mercy on the dead, forgive him and calm him down.


Dr. Abdul Rahman Maklouf received the Abu Dhabi Award in its fifth session in 2010 and received the award from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan. His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman on the Parade of Half Century Achievements.


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