DUBAI (Emirate)


TITLE:  HRH Emir RELIGION:  Islam (Sunni)
STATE:  United Arab Emirates DYNASTY:  Banu Yas (al Abu Falasa-al Maktum)
   
Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Rashid
                  al-MaktumPRESENT RULER:   Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Rashid al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai since 4th January 2006.
born 22nd July 1949 in Shindagha, Dubai; 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 English 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 development 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 tallest 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 Stud 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 the 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; married (amongst others), (a), 1979, HH Shaikha Hind bint Maktum al-Maktum, daughter of Shaikh Maktum bin Jumah al-Maktum (see below), married (b), 10th April 2004 at Beit Al-Barkat Palace in Amman, HRH Princess Haya bint Husain, daughter of HM King Hussein of Jordan, and his wife, Queen Alia al-Husain, and has issue, eight sons and thirteen daughters.
  • HH Shaikh Rashid bin Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind), born ca1981, winner of the individual Gold Medal in Endurance as well as a team Gold Medal (with his brothers) at the 15th Asian Games in 2006,
  • HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind), born 13th November 1982, educated at the Rashid School For Boys in Dubai, then in the United Kingdom, graduating from Sandhurst, he was appointed the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council in September 2006, head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders, and the president of the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai Autism Centre; winner of the team Gold Medal in Endurance (with his brothers) at the 15th Asian Games in 2006, he was appointed Crown Prince of Dubai on 1st February 2008, well known as a poet, under the name of Fazza; he was engaged on 23rd December 2008, to HH Shaikha Sheikha bint Said bin Thani al-Maktum.
  • HH Shaikh Ahmad bin Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind), born ca1986, winner of the team Gold Medal in Endurance (with his brothers) at the 15th Asian Games in 2006,
  • HH Shaikh Maktoum bin Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikh Saeed bin Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikha Hassa bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikha Latifa bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind), married HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • HH Shaikha Maryam bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikha Sheikha bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind), married HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and has issue.
  • HH Shaikha Fatima/Futteim bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikha Salamah bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikha Shamma bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HH Shaikha Hind)
  • HH Shaikha Manal bint Muhammed al-Maktum, born 12th November 1977, educated at the American University of Dubai, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design and a Master's in Marketing; Founder Member of the Dubai Ladies Club (2003), Founder President of Dubai Women Establishment (2006), married 2nd May 2005, HH Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • HH Shaikha Maitha bint Muhammed al-Maktum, she led the U.A.E. team in taekwondo at the 15th Asian Games in 2006,
  • HH Shaikha Mahra bint Muhammed al-Maktum
  • HH Shaikha Shamsa bint Muhammed al-Maktum, born 15th August 1981.
  • HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Muhammed al-Maktum, born ca1983.
  • HH Shaikh Majid bin Muhammed al-Maktum, born ca1988, winner of the team Gold Medal in Endurance (with his brothers) at the 15th Asian Games in 2006,
  • HH Shaikh Mansur bin Muhammed al-Maktum
  • HH Shaikh Marwan bin Muhammed al-Maktum
  • HH Shaikha Al Jalila bint Muhammed al-Maktum (by HRH Princess Haya), born 2nd December 2007.
  • HH Shaikh Zayed bin Muhammed al-Maktum (by HRH Princess Haya), born 7th January 2012.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in the 18th century. Rulers were...
  • Shaikh Bhuti bin Suhail al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai, married and had issue.
    • Shaikh Maktum bin Bhuti al-Maktum (qv)
    • Shaikh Said bin Bhuti al-Maktum (qv)
    • Shaikh Bhuti bin Bhuti al-Maktum, died 1859.
  • Shaikh 'Ubaid bin Said al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai -/1833, died 9th June 1833.
  • Shaikh Maktum bin Bhuti al-Maktum [Shaikh Maktum I], Emir of Dubai 1833/1852, married and had issue. He died 1852.
    • Shaikh Hashar bin Maktum al-Maktum (qv)
    • Shaikh Rashid bin Maktum al-Maktum (qv)
    • Shaikh Suhail bin Maktum al-Maktum, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Bhuti bin Suhail al-Maktum (qv)
  • Shaikh Said bin Bhuti al-Maktum [Shaikh Said I], Emir of Dubai 1852/1859, married and had issue. He died 1859.
    • Shaikh Obaid bin Said al-Maktum, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Rashid bin Obaid al-Maktum, born 1881.
  • Shaikh Hashar bin Maktum al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai 1859/1886, married and had issue. He died 22nd November 1886.
    • Shaikh Maktum bin Hashar al-Maktum (qv)
    • Shaikh Majid bin Hashar al-Maktum, born 1883.
  • Shaikh Rashid bin Maktum al-Maktum [Shaikh Rashid I], Emir of Dubai 1886/1894, married and had issue. He died 7th April 1894.
    • Shaikh Said bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1871, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Jawan bin Said al-Maktum
    • Shaikh Bhuti bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1876,
    • Shaikh Suhail bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1878, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Rashid bin Suhail al-Maktum
    • Shaikh Mana bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1880, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Rashid bin Mana al-Maktum, born 1920.
      • Shaikh Suhail bin Mana al-Maktum, born 1924.
      • Shaikh Hamad bin Mana al-Maktum, born 1934.
      • Shaikh Hashar bin Mana al-Maktum, born 1942.
    • Shaikh Hashar bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1891.
    • Shaikh Maktum bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1892.
  • Shaikh Maktum bin Hashar al-Maktum [Shaikh Maktum II], Emir of Dubai 1894/1906, married and had issue. He died 16th February 1906.
    • Shaikh Said bin Maktum al-Maktum (qv)
    • Shaikh Jumah bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1891, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh 'Ubaid bin Jumah al-Maktum, born 1918, married and had issue.
        • Shaikh Majid bin 'Ubaid al-Maktum, born 1942.
        • Shaikh Said bin 'Ubaid al-Maktum, born 1953.
      • Shaikh Maktum bin Jumah al-Maktum, born 1920, married (amongst others), his cousin, a daughter of Shaikh Said II bin Maktum al-Maktum (see below), and had issue.
        • Shaikh Hashar bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1946.
        • Shaikh Ahmad bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1947.
        • Shaikh Murr bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1949.
        • Shaikh Bhuti bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1950.
        • HH Shaikha Hind bint Maktum al-Maktum, born 12th February 1962, married 1979, Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Rashid al-Maktum (see below), and has issue.
      • Shaikh Hamad bin Jumah al-Maktum, born 1922, married and had issue.
        • Shaikh Hashar bin Hamad al-Maktum, born 1951.
      • Shaikh Thani bin Jumah al-Maktum, born 1924.
      • Shaikh Ahmad bin Jumah al-Maktum, born 1936.
      • Shaikh Dalmouk bin Jumah al-Maktum, born 1937, died 3rd January 2004.
    • Shaikh Hashar bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1899, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Muhammed bin Hashar al-Maktum, born 1922, married and had issue.
        • Shaikh Said bin Muhammed al-Maktum, born 1950.
  • Shaikh Bhuti bin Suhail al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai 1906/1912, born 1851, married and had issue. He died in November 1912.
    • Shaikh Said bin Bhuti al-Maktum, born 1899.
    • Shaikh Rashid bin Bhuti al-Maktum, born 1902.
    • Shaikh Muhammed bin Bhuti al-Maktum, born 1903.
    • Shaikh Suhail bin Bhuti al-Maktum, born 1904, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Obaid bin Suhail al-Maktum, born 1934, married and has issue.
        • Shaikh Suhail bin Obaid al-Maktum, born 1957, married and has issue.
          • Shaikh Obaid bin Suhail al-Maktum
          • Shaikh Butti bin Suhail al-Maktum
          • Shaikh Saud bin Suhail al-Maktoum
          • Shaikh Maktoum bin Suhail al-Maktum, born 1993.
          • Shaikh Hamdan bin Suhail al-Maktum, born 2005.
      • Shaikh Bhuti bin Suhail al-Maktum, born 1939.
      • Shaikh Muhammed bin Suhail al-Maktum, born 1944.
    • Shaikha Salama bint Bhuti al-Maktum, married Shaikh Sultan bin Zaid al-Nahayan of Abu Dhabi. She died in October 1970.
  • HH Shaikh Said bin Maktum al-Maktum [Shaikh Said II], Emir of Dubai 1912/1958, born 1888, married Hussa, and had issue. He died in September 1958.
    • HH Shaikh Rashid bin Said al-Maktum (qv)
    • HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Said al-Maktum, born 1922, married and had issue.
      • HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Khalifa al-Maktum, born 1942, educated at the Bell Educational Trust's English Language School, Cambridge 1966/-; he was appointed Chairman of the Dubai Land Department, the land registrar of the Emirate of Dubai in 1971, he is also a noted owner of thoroughbred racehorses.
      • HH Shaikh Mana bin Khalifa al-Maktum, born 1949.
    • HH Shaikha (name unknown) bint Said al-Maktum, married Shaikh Maktum bin Jumah al-Maktum, and had issue (see above).
  • HH Shaikh Rashid bin Said al-Maktum [Shaikh Rashid II], Emir of Dubai [xx.9.1958] - [7.10.1990], born 1912 in Dubai, 2nd Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates [25.4.1979] - [7.10.1990], he worked to develop the economy of Dubai so that it could survive after the end of oil production, and was a driving force behind a number of major infrastructure projects to promote Dubai as a regional hub for trade, these projects included, Port Rashid (1970), Al Shindagha Tunnel (1975), Dubai World Trade Center (1978), Jebel Ali Port (1979) and the Dubai Drydocks (1983), married, as his only wife, a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family, and had issue. He died 7th October 1990 in Dubai.
    • HH Shaikha (name unknown) bint Rashid al-Maktum, married 1961, Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Ahmad al-Thani of Qatar.
    • HH Shaikh Maktum bin Rashid al-Maktum (qv)
    • HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1945, Minister of Finance, married and has issue.
      • HH Rashid bin Hamdan al-Maktum
      • HH Saeed bin Hamdan al-Maktum
      • HH Maktum bin Hamdan al-Maktum
    • Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Rashid al-Maktum (qv)
    • HH Shaikh Ahmad bin Rashid al-Maktum, born 1950.
  • HH Shaikh Maktum bin Rashid al-Maktum [Shaikh Maktum III], Emir of Dubai 1990/2006, born 1943 in Al Shindagha, Dubai, educated at Cambridge University, Vice President and 1st Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates [9.12.1971] - [25.4.1979], Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates [25.4.1979] - [7.10.1990], 3rd Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates [7.10.1990] - [4.1.2006], he served briefly as acting President of the United Arab Emirates on 23 November 2004 following the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, co-owner (with his brothers) of Dubai's Godolphin Stables; married HH Shaikha Alia bint Khalifa bin Saeed al Maktoum, and had issue. He died 4th January 2006 on the Gold Coast, Q.L.D., Australia.
    • HH Shaikh Said bin Maktum al-Maktum
    • HH Shaikh Rashid bin Maktum al-Maktum, born 1980, died 21st February 2002.
  • Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Rashid al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai (see above)
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