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The Al Maktoum (Arabic: آل مكتوم Āl Maktūm, House of Maktoum) family is the ruling royal family of Dubai, and one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates. The family is a branch of the Bani Yas clan (a lineage the family shares with the Al Nahyan dynasty of Abu Dhabi). The Al Maktoum family descends from the Al Bu Falasah (now known as Al-Falasi) section of the Bani Yas, a tribal federation that was the dominant power throughout most of what is now the United Arab Emirates.
|Royal family of Dubai|
In 1833, about 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, under the leadership of Maktoum bin Butti, took over the emirate of Dubai and established the Al Maktoum dynasty in the emirate. The Al Maktoum dynasty has ruled Dubai since 1833. Within the federation of the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Dubai ruling family is also de facto always the country's Vice President, Prime Minister and Defence Minister.
The following Al Maktoum family members have ruled Dubai:
- 9 July 1833 – 1836 Sheikh Obeid bin Said bin Rashid (d. 1836)
- 9 July 1833 – 1852 Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti bin Suhail (d. 1852)
- 1852 – 1859 Sheikh Saeed bin Butti (d. 1859)
- 1859 – 22 November 1886 Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum (d. 1886)
- 22 November 1886 – 7 April 1894 Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum (d. 1894)
- 7 April 1894 – 16 February 1906 Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (d. 1906)
- 16 February 1906 – November 1912 Sheikh Butti bin Suhail Al Maktoum (ca. 1851–1912)
- November 1912 – September 1958 Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum
- September 1958 – 7 October 1990 Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (1912–1990)
- 7 October 1990 – 4 January 2006 Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (ca. 1943–2006)
- 4 January 2006 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (b. 1949)
- "Al Maktoum". www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- Zahlan, Rosemarie Said (1998). The Making of Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman. Garnett & Ithica Press. ISBN 0-86372-229-6.
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