Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

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Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Summit on the Global Agenda.jpg
Full name
Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Said bin Maktoum bin Butti Al Maktoum
House House of Al-Falasi
Father Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 32)
Religion Islam
Medal record
Representing  United Arab Emirates
World Equestrian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kentucky Team endurance
Gold medal – first place 2014 Normandy Individual endurance
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Kentucky Individual endurance

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم) (born 14 November 1982) is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He is popularly known as Fazza (فزاع), the name under which he publishes his poetry.

Early life and education[edit]

Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is one of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's 12 children and his second son.[1] His mother is Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the senior wife of Mohammed.

Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was educated in Dubai at the Rashid School For Boys and then at the Dubai School of Government.[citation needed] He continued his studies in the UK where he graduated from Sandhurst and later attended the London School of Economics.[2][3] In his interview with Vision (Magazine) he described how Sandhurst taught him the importance of self-discipline, commitment, virtue, responsibility, endurance, understanding, teamwork, friendship and the benefits of hard work.[4]

Roles and positions[edit]

Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was appointed as the chairman of the Dubai executive council in September 2006.[3] On 1 February 2008, he was named as the hereditary prince of Dubai. As the new hereditary prince, he appointed new key personal and financial advisors such as a global economist and a hedge fund tycoon from HN Capital LLP.[3] In July 2009, he was appointed supreme president of the newly founded Hamdan bin Mohammed e-university.[5] He is also the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid establishment for young entrepreneurs, and sits on the Dubai sports council and the Dubai autism centre.[2] He was part of the Dubai World Expo 2020 delegation when Dubai was awarded the rights to host the event.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is a horse rider, he dives in Fujairah,[2] and is an amateur skydiver. He is known for his poems, which are mainly romantic, patriotic and about his family. He publishes his poems under the name Faz'za (فزاع). He also enjoys camels, cars and traveling.[citation needed] His family plays a major role in the Godolphin stables.

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Dubai princely family
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HH The Emir Sheikh
HH Sheikha Hind

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan

HH Sheikh Maktoum

HH Sheikh Hamdan

  • HH Sheikh Rashid
  • HH Sheikh Saeed
  • HH Sheikh Maktoum

HH Sheikh Ahmed

HH Sheikh Mohammed

Monarchical styles of
The Crown Prince
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Reference style His Highness
Spoken style Your Highness
Alternative style Sir
  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (14 November 1982 – Present).
  • His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (4 January 2006 - 1 February 2008).
  • His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai (1 February 2008 – present).


Foreign honours[edit]


  1. ^ Davidson, Christopher M. (29 November 2009). "A tale of two desert dynasties". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Profile: Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum". Gulf News. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Shaikh Hamdan appointed Dubai's Crown Prince". Gulf News. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Vision.ae
  5. ^ "Hamdan bin Mohammed e-University" (PDF). Almojtama (22): 6. July 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Vision.ae
  7. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado

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