Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
His Excellency
GBE
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Al Maktoum in 2007
In office5 January 2006 – present
PredecessorMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
In office11 February 2006 – present
PredecessorMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
In office9 December 1971 – present
PredecessorPosition established
President
Reign4 January 2006 – present
PredecessorMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born (1949-07-15) 15 July 1949 (age 71)
Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
(now United Arab Emirates)
Spouse
IssueSee list
Full name
Mohamed bin Rashid bin Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum
Arabicمحمد بن راشد ال مكتوم
HouseAl Maktoum
FatherSheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
MotherLatifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
Police career
DepartmentDubai Police Force
Years of service1968–1970
RankHead of Dubai Police and Public Security
WebsiteOfficial website
Presidential styles of
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Emblem of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Reference styleHis Excellency Sheikh
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Alternative styleMr. Vice President or Prime Minister

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum GBE (Arabic: محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم‎; Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm; born 15 July 1949) is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.

He is responsible for the growth of Dubai into a global city,[1] as well as the launch of a number of major enterprises including Emirates Airline, DP World, and the Jumeirah Group. Many of these are held by Dubai Holding, a company with multi-diversified businesses and investments. Sheikh Mohammed has overseen the development of numerous projects in Dubai including the creation of a technology park and a free economic zone, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, the Dubai International Finance Centre, the Palm Islands and the Burj Al Arab hotel. He also drove the construction of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sheikh Mohammed and the making of Dubai", Mayo, Nohira, Mendhro and Cromwell, Harvard Business School, March 2010 9-410-063, Page 1, 9.
  2. Brook, Daniel (27 February 2013). "How Dubai Become Dubai". Next City. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.