Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: The UAE Leader

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: The UAE Leader

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum, he has undertaken reforms in the UAE’s meting out, starting following the UAE Federal Government Strategy in April 2007.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum early life

He is held answerable for the mount taking place of Dubai into a global city, as neatly as the trigger of several major enterprises including Emirates Airline, DP World, and the Jumeirah Group. Many of these are held by Dubai Holding, a company when multi-diversified businesses and investments. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has overseen the fee of many projects in Dubai including the launch of a technology park and a clear economic zone, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, the Dubai International Finance Centre, the Palm Islands and the Burj Al Arab hotel. He furthermore drove the construction of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

A fired equestrian, he is the founder of the Maktoum intimates-owned Godolphin racing stable and the owner of Darley, a thoroughbred breeding operation when operations in six countries. In 2012, he rode the horse Madji Du Pont 160 km to see eye to eye the FEI World Endurance Championship.

He is a recognised poet in his indigenous Arabic. He shares a near and aflame association gone Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. On 5 March 2020, a British court ruled that he had abducted, and excruciating intimates members.


Sheikh Mohammed is the third son of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s four sons, members of Dubai’s ruling Al Maktoum relatives and descendants of the House of Al-Falasi, of which Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is also the tribal leader. His mom was Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, daughter of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, formerly the ruler of Abu Dhabi.

From the age of four, Al Maktoum was also privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. In 1955, he also began his formal education at Al Ahmedia School. At 10, he moved to Al Shaab School, and two years sophisticated went to Dubai Secondary School. In 1966, as soon as his cousin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, he attended the Bell Educational Trust’s English Language School in the United Kingdom. He also considers studied at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, (which in the remove from-off along became part of Sandhurst), passing out taking into account the sword of honour as the top Commonwealth student. He besides traveling to Italy to train as a pilot.

On his return from military training to Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed’s dad also appointed him head of the Dubai Police Force and the Dubai Defence Force, which was also vanguard to become share of the Union Defence Force.


As a minor man, in January 1968, he was proficiency bearing in mind Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Zayed first met in the desert together moreover Dubai and Abu Dhabi at Argoub El Sedira to allow to the formation of a sticking together of emirates as soon as British notification of intent to put a call off from the Trucial States. When the adjunct nation of the United Arab Emirates was founded after mention to speaking 2 December 1971, he became its first Minister of Defence.

On 3 January 1995, Sheikh Mohammed’s elder brother Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum also signed two decrees that appointed him Crown Prince of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed. At the era of rouse thing also appointed crown prince. With served as Minister of Defence, an approach of view held back 9 December 1971.

His tolerance

Signalling a zero tolerance policy towards corruption in admin, in 2001. Sheikh Mohammed ordered the arrest of Obaid Saqr bin-Busit. The head of Dubai Customs and the chairman of the World Customs Association. Busit and two aides, as proficiently as three new employees, had been the subject of a two-year psychoanalysis for ruination. The tall-profile arrests caused widespread astonishment and a slew of arrests of public officials followed that month. More recently, the downturn exposed issues associated to ruination at admin-owned Dubai genuine home company Deyaar. They agreed the psychoanalysis team “unprecedented powers of breakdown” by Sheikh Mohammed. The CEO of the company was guilty of earning Dhs20 million. By misusing his powers and sentenced to a 10-year jail term.

Achieving more and more

We have recorded Mohammed to create wonder visits to ministerial. Departments and publicly belittle offices in which staff had not been understandable.

After previously hint to a decade of de facto find. He became the Ruler of Dubai concerning 4 January 2006 upon the death of Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The bearing in mind hours of day, the Federal National Council. It  chose him as the extra Vice President of the UAE. On 11 February, the Council qualified President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s nomination of Sheikh Mohammed for Prime Minister.

Joining the Federal government

In April 2007, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced a strategic evaluation of the Federation’s governance. At both the Federal and local government levels. The UAE Federal Government Strategy. A process of strategic reform intended to home a nonattendance of co-ordination and strategic planning in dealing out. As ably as policy making issues and deficiencies in the legislative and regulatory framework. Would performance upon improvements in social enhance. Economic press on, public sector take into the future, justice and safety, infrastructure, and rural sustain.

The commercial followed this in February 2010 of Vision 2021, a long-term strategy and national agenda.

Typically, foreign residents or ‘expatriates’ in the United Arab Emirates have renewable visas. Genuine for two or three years, and tied to their employment. In 2018, Sheikh Mohammed announced five- and ten-year visas for sought-after professionals, academicians and long-term investors. In May 2019, Sheikh Mohammed also announced the ‘gold card’ for remaining home visa in the United Arab Emirates. Subject to supplement criteria, investors and professionals in healthcare, engineering, science and art would be eligible for enduring dwelling visa. It states the remaining habitat visa try to generate foreign investment, sponsorship entrepreneurship. And attract engineers, scientists and students of exceptional caliber. 6800 investors whose unmodified investments exceed Dh100b, also comprise the first batch of ‘gold card’ recipients.


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