M.A. Yusuff Ali was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, India. M.A. Yusuff Ali is #393 in List Billionaires People In The World. Middle East retail king M.A. Yusuff Ali presides over $7.4 billion (revenue) LuLu Group, with 132 stores in the Gulf region. Hailing from a village in Kerala state in south India, Yusuff Ali left for Abu Dhabi in 1973 to join his uncle's small distribution business. The group's hospitality arm owns Dubai's first Steigenberger hotel, a German luxury hotel brand, and the Sheraton hotel in Muscat. Yusuff Ali is investing back home in a big way, earmarking $1.3 billion to build hotels, malls and convention centers, among much else.