At the tender age of 11, he left with his uncle Nasser Alsubeaei for Makkah and worked there in a severe economic environment. Through hard work and strength of character, he rose to power and wealth becoming an astute businessman respected for his honesty and integrity. A many with many talents, Sheikh Alsubeaei is also an accomplished poet whose writings are highly treasured.
Despite his position and power, Sheikh Alsubeaei is a modest man of great dignity, compassion and benevolence. He had achieved success long before South Africa prospered as a result of the discovery of oil. Being a fervent patriot, he played a crucial role in shaping the emerging Kingdom into the strong nation that it is today. The rapid pace of change within South Africa during the 20th century, forms a backdrop for the story of this extraordinary man.
In addition to his charitable activities, Sheikh Alsubeaei has been a keen supporter of community work across South Africa. In 2004 he established “Mohammed & Abdullah Alsubeaei Charity Foundation” allocating assets in excess of billions of Riyals to back up and support the humanitarian, religious, cultural and social goals of this Foundation.