Yusuf Amir with a scale model of Algonquin, in a pre-release screenshot of The Ballad of Gay Tony.
[[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV (Mentioned)|
The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
|Full Name||Yusuf Amir|
|Place of Birth||Dubai, UAE|
|Main Affiliations||Luis Fernando Lopez|
|Voiced by||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. During the final mission, whilst the player is driving to Francis International Airport, Yusuf will call you and Luis will reply that 'there's nothing you can do'. Yusuf will ignore you, and once you get to Dukes Expressway, he will fly toward the player in his notorious yellow Buzzard. He will clear out any Russian hitmen attacking you with no difficulty, allotting you an easy trip to Rodislav's plane.
- 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.
- Deconstruction for Beginners (Mentioned)
The Ballad of Gay Tony
- Sexy Time (Boss)
- For the Man Who Has Everything (Boss)
- Caught with your Pants Down (Boss)
- High Dive (Boss)
- Departure Time (Supports)