Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammad ibn Rashid al-Maktum
BORN : 22 JUL 1949, Shindagha, Dubai, U.A.E.
FATHER : Shaikh Rashid ibn Said al-Maktum [1912 - 7 OCT 1990]
PARTNER 1 :
- HH Shaikha Manal bint Muhammed al-Maktum [12 NOV 1977 - ]
PARTNER 2 :
HH Shaikha Hind bint Maktum al-Maktum [12 FEB 1962 - ]
- HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Muhammed al-Maktum [13 NOV 1982 - ]
- HH Shaikha Latifa bint Muhammed al-Maktum
- HH Shaikha Sheikha bint Muhammed al-Maktum
10th Emir of Dubai since 4th January 2006.
He was privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies from an early age, educated at Al Ahmedia Primary School in Deira 1955/1959, at Al Shaab School 1959/1961, at the Dubai Secondary School 1961/1966 and at the Bell Educational Trust's Englis
h Language School in Cambridge, U.K. from 1966, Crown Prince of Dubai [3.1.1995] - [4.1.2006], 1st Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates since December 1971, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates [5.1.2006] -; he oversaw the develop
ment of numerous projects in Dubai including the creation of the Palm Islands and the luxury Burj Al Arab hotel, he also promoted the construction of Burj Khalifa, which is now the tallest free-standing structure in the world, the world's talles
t building, he is a poet, writing in Nabati (colloquial Arabic), a sports enthusiast, especially in horse and camel racing, and is a major figure in international thoroughbred horse racing and breeding throughout the world, he owns Gainsborough St
ud at Woolton Hill, U.K., Ballysheehan Stud in Ireland, Gainsborough Farms Inc in Kentucky, U.S.A., Woodlands Stud. Darley Stables and Godolphin Stables (with his brothers); he also launched a new Ramadan initiative on 3rd September 2008 under th
e name of Noor Dubai, aiming to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in achieving its goals outlined in VISION 2020: the Right to Sight.
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