List of Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates

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The Vice President and Prime Minister is the Head of Government of the United Arab Emirates. So far, all but the first Prime Minister has also served as Vice-President of the country. While not required by the UAE constitution,[1] historically the ruler or the deputy ruler of Dubai has served as the Prime Minister. The current Prime Minister is Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. He became Prime Minister on 11 February 2006, after his older brother Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum died on a visit to the Gold Coast of Australia.

Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates
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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda 2008 1.jpg
Incumbent
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

since 11 February 2006 (2006-02-11)
Politics of the United Arab Emirates
Style His Highness
Residence Zabeel Palace
Appointer Royal families of the United Arab Emirates
Formation 1833
Deputy Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Website Official website


The UAE's Prime Minister chairs the Council of Ministers, which meets once a week in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

List of Vice Presidents and Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates (1971–present)[edit]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office
1 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg 9 December 1971 25 April 1979
2 Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
راشد بن سعيد آل مكتوم
(1912–1990)
Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.jpg 25 April 1979 7 October 1990
(Died in office)
(1) Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg 7 October 1990 4 January 2006
(Died in office)
3 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1949–)
Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg 11 February 2006 Incumbent

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates (1971–present)[edit]

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