Yusuf Amir

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Yusuf Amir
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Yusuf Amir with a scale model of Algonquin, in a pre-release screenshot of The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV (Mentioned)
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
Full Name Yusuf Amir
Gender Gender::Male
Place of Birth Dubai, UAE
Nationality Emirati
Home Liberty City
Main Affiliations Luis Fernando Lopez
Businesses Real Estate
Voiced by Omid Djalili

Yusuf Amir is a character mentioned in Grand Theft Auto IV and first appears in The Ballad of Gay Tony. He is voiced by British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili.


Yusuf Amir is an Arabic immigrant from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Yusuf is a billionaire property developer, his most notable achievement being the "hanging gardens of Amir" - an apartment complex suspended by balloons over the Persian Gulf.

In GTA IV Amir runs into some problems in Liberty City however when his business is being extorted by an unknown sect of mafioso. Yusuf's construction site in Castle Gardens suffers union difficulties when he refuses to be blackmailed, but bystander Playboy X attempts to interfere to become a silent partner in Amir's business. Playboy X hires Niko Bellic to clear out the mobsters as a favour to Amir, but after the murders take place it is clear that Amir wants no part of Playboy. He caves in to the extortion and offers to build a memorial on the site to union workers killed by on-the-job accidents.

Amir plays a larger role in The Ballad of Gay Tony as one of Luis's employers. He tasks Luis with some over-the-top missions including stealing a train car so it can be shipped overseas to feature in a Liberty City themed Hotel and Casino that he is planning on building. His goal is to find a way to please Mr. Amir, his father. That means stealing him a rare helicopter, building the tallest skyscraper in Liberty City, or stealing a tank.


  • Near the beginning of The Ballad of Gay Tony, Amir gives Luis a shotgun with explosive shells, and later, a gold plated submachine gun.
  • In his apartment, Amir has a collection of arcade machines and there is a television showing the GTA IV end credits.

Mission Appearances


The Ballad of Gay Tony