Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

World Leader

Birthday July 15, 1949

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Age 74 years old

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Both a ruler in Dubai's Constitutional Monarchy and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, he also served as UAE Defense Minister. He was responsible for such Dubai development initiatives as the Burj Al Arab hotel and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

Before Fame

In his younger years, he attended a British English language school established by the Bell Educational Trust.


He became famous as a breeder and racer of thoroughbred horses; he also became the owner of one of the world's largest yachts.

Family Life

He was one of four sons born to United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Rashid bin Sa'ed Al Maktoum. His several simultaneous marriages produced more than twenty children. His son Hamdan bin Mohammed was named Crown Prince of Dubai in 2008. One of his other sons is Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Associated With

His junior wife, Haya Bint Hussein, was one of eleven children born to King Hussein of Jordan.

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