Hussain bin Ali Yateem
Hussain bin Ali Yateem
Birth: c.1914
Death: 18 December 2015
Manama, Bahrain
Age: 101 years, 0+ days
Country: BahrainBHR

Hussain bin Ali Yateem, MBE (c.1914 – 18 December 2015) was a Bahraini centenarian and businessman, philanthropist, and visionary.


Hussain bin Ali Yateem was born in Bahrain in 1914. His father Ali Yateem was Bahrain first pharmacist. Hussain was studying in Brighton Grammar Scool in England for four years. He opened the country’s first cinema in 1930 and its first petrol station in 1938 near Bab Al Bahrain and was instrumental in the formation of national airline Gulf Air. In 1951 he was invited to accompany the then ruler HH Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the coronation of Queen Elisabeth II of England. He received MBE (Member of the Most Exellent Order of the British Empire) from the Queen on the occasion. Hussain built the first residental estate of the Kingdom, Yateem Garden, which accommodates spacious villas surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees. Hussain served at the Manama Municipal Counsil for over 25 years amid his busy business life. He is also one of the founders of BCCI and one of its past presidents. He also co-founded Bahrain Red Crescent Society.

Hussain bin Ali Yateem died in Manama, Bahrain on 18 December 2015 at the age of 101 years.[1][2] He is currently one of the oldest known man from Bahrain.


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