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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
His Excellency
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Al Maktoum in 2007
  • Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
In office 5 January 2006 – present
Predecessor Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
In office 11 February 2006 – present
Predecessor Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Minister of Defence
In office 9 December 1971 – present
Predecessor Position established
President
  • Ruler of Dubai
Reign 4 January 2006 – present
Predecessor Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born 15 July 1949 (1949-07-15) (age 71)
Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
(now United Arab Emirates)
Spouse
  • Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum (m. 1979)
  • Haya bint Hussein
    (m. 2004; div. 2019)
Issue See list
Full name
Mohamed bin Rashid bin Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum
Arabic محمد بن راشد ال مكتوم
House Al Maktoum
Father Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Mother Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
Police career
Department Dubai Police Force
Years of service 1968–1970
Rank Head of Dubai Police and Public Security
Presidential styles of
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Reference style His Excellency Sheikh
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Mr. 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, 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.

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