Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

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Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Ahmad bin Said Al Maktouum.jpg
Born (1958-12-01) 1 December 1958 (age 56)
Dubai, Trucial States (now known as UAE)
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nationality United Arab Emirates

Chairman of Emirates Airline, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Dubai World, flydubai, Noor Islamic Bank PJSC,

Noor Investment Group LLC, Noor Takaful General PJSC, and Noor Takaful Family PJSC
Sheikh Ahmed with Lula, former President of Brazil

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Arabic: أحمد بن سعيد آل مكتوم‎) (born 1958) is the president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World.[1]


He is the son of former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the brother of former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the uncle of the current Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (though he is nine years younger than him). Spouse= Duchess Nivin El-Gamal & Shaikha Mona bint Obaid bin Thani Al Maktoum Children: Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al-Maktoum He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver.[2]

His career in the aviation industry began in 1985 when he was appointed President of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) – the governing body that oversaw the activities of Dubai International and Dubai Duty Free, among others. Emirates, the national carrier, was launched at the same time and he was appointed chairman.[2]


  • President Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA)[3]
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group, including dnata[3]
  • Chairman Dubai Airports[3]


  • Dubai Quality Group (DQG)
  • Emirates Foundation
  • Dubai Duty Free Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Dubai
  • Dubai Terry Fox Run
  • Rashid Therapy Centre

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur (the Legion of Honour) the highest French civilian award
  • Verfassungsportugaleser, for outstanding services to the City of Hamburg
  • Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the UAE.[4]
  • Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Personality of the Year 2012 Award.[5]


  1. ^ "Sheikh Ahmed Replaces bin Sulayem as Dubai World Head". Bloomberg. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum". The Emirates Group. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Shroff, Ruchi (8 April 2013). "Making the Move to DWC's Al Maktoum International". Arabian Supply Chain. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ernst & Young names UAE Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum accepts Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Personality of the Year 2012 Award". Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Retrieved 3 September 2012.