His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
The Minister of Defence
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai on January 4th, 2006, following the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Since becoming the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed has overseen the rolling out of groundbreaking initiatives at an impressive pace.
The year 2007 witnessed unique achievements for H.H. Sheikh Mohammed both locally and regionally. On April 17th, 2007, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the UAE Government Strategy Plan with the aim of achieving sustainable development throughout the country by investing federal resources more efficiently and ensuring due diligence, accountability and transparency across federal bodies.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed launched the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation aimed at promoting human development by investing in education and building knowledge capacity in the region to cultivate future leaders in both the public and private sectors. The Foundation promotes scientific research, and works towards spreading knowledge, encouraging business leadership, empowering youth, renewing the concept of culture, preserving heritage and promoting platforms of understanding among various cultures.
Positions held previously:
Head of Dubai Police and Public Security November 1, 1968.
- Minister of Defence since December 1971.
- Crown Prince of Dubai since January 4, 1995 till to date.
- Ruler of Dubai since January 4, 2006 till to date.
- Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE since February 11, 2006 till to date.
The official website of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae