Biography of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
On January 4th, 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai 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, groundbreaking initiatives have been rolled out at an astonishing rate .
The year 2007 witnessed unique achievements for Sheikh Mohammed both locally and regionally. On April 17th, 2007, Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the UAE Government Strategy Plan with the aim of achieving sustainable development throughout the country, investing federal resources more efficiently and ensuring due diligence, accountability and transparency across federal bodies.
The foundation's aim is to promote human development by investing in education and the development of knowledge in the region by cultivating future leaders in both the private and public sectors, promoting scientific research, spreading knowledge, encouraging business leadership, empowering youth, renewing the concept of culture, preserving heritage and promoting platforms of understanding among various cultures.
• Head of Dubai Police and Public Security 1 November 1968.
• Minister of Defence December 1971.
• Crown Prince of Dubai 4 January 1995.
• Ruler of Dubai 4 January 2006.
• Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE 11 February 2006.