Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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HH The Emir Sheikh
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
President of the United Arab Emirates (acting)
In office
2 November 2004 – 3 November 2004
Preceded by Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Succeeded by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
1st & 3rd Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
In office
7 October 1990 – 4 January 2006
President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1990–2004)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (2004–2006)
Deputy Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1990–2006)
Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1997–2006)
Preceded by Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Succeeded by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
In office
9 December 1971 – 25 April 1979
President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Deputy Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1971-73)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1973-77)
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan (1977-79)
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Deputy Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates
In office
1979–1990
Serving with Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Prime Minister Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Preceded by Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
Succeeded by Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Personal details
Born 1943 (1943)
Dubai, Trucial States (then a protectorate of the United Kingdom)
Died 4 January 2006 (2006-01-05) (aged 63)
Gold Coast, Australia
Nationality Emirati
Spouse(s) Sheikha Alia bint Khalifa bin Saeed al Maktoum
Religion Sunni Islam

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1943 – 4 January 2006) (Arabic: مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم‎; Maktūm bin Rāshid Āl Maktūm), also referred to as Sheikh Maktoum (honorific) was the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the emir (ruler) of Dubai.

Biography[edit]

Born in Al Shindagha, Dubai to the Al Maktoum family of the Al Bu Falasah tribe, he first became Prime Minister on 9 December 1971 and served until 25 April 1979 when he was replaced by his father, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Following the latter's death on 7 October 1990 he resumed his position as Prime Minister and also took over as Ruler of Dubai. He served in both positions until his death on 4 January 2006.

Sheikh Maktoum also briefly served as acting President of the United Arab Emirates on 2–3 November 2004 following the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan until Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was proclaimed and installed as President of the United Arab Emirates on 4 November 2004.

Racing silks of Maktoum Al Maktoum

Sheikh Maktoum ran the emirate of Dubai along with his two brothers, Sheikh Mohammed (Crown Prince and Minister of Defense) and Sheikh Hamdan (Minister of Finance) of the United Arab Emirates. Internationally, he was also known as co-owner (with his brothers) of Dubai's Godolphin Stables, which competes in major horse races around the world.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum died on the morning of 4 January 2006, suffering a heart attack while staying at Palazzo Versace Hotel located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. He was succeeded by his brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as ruler of Dubai.

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Preceded by
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the UAE (acting)
2004
Succeeded by
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Preceded by
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Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
1971—1979
Succeeded by
Rashid bin Said al-Maktoum
Preceded by
Rashid bin Said al-Maktoum
Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
1990—2006
Succeeded by
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded by
Rashid bin Said al-Maktoum
Emir of Dubai
1990—2006
Succeeded by
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum