Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg
Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum in 1968
Personal details
Born1943
Dubai, Trucial States (then a protectorate of the United Kingdom)
Died4 January 2006(2006-01-04) (aged 62–63)
Gold Coast, Australia
NationalityTrucial States, Emirati ( 1971 onwards )
Spouse(s)
(m. 1971)
[1]
MotherLatifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
FatherRashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
President of the United Arab Emirates
Acting
In office
2 November 2004 – 3 November 2004
Preceded byZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Succeeded byKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
In office
7 October 1990 – 4 January 2006[note 1]
PresidentZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1990–2004)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (2004–2006)
DeputySultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1990–2006)
Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1997–2006)
Preceded byRashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Succeeded byMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
In office
7 October 1990 – 4 January 2006
Preceded byRashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Succeeded byMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Personal details
Political partyNone
Ruler of Dubai
Reign7 October 1990 – 4 January 2006
PredecessorRashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
SuccessorMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
HouseAl Maktoum

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic: مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم‎; Maktūm bin Rāshid Āl Maktūm; 1943 – 4 January 2006) was the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the emir of Dubai.

Biography[edit]

He was born in 1943 in Al Shindagha, Dubai to the Al Maktoum family of the Al Bu Falasah tribe.[6] His father Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai upon the death of his own father, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (Saeed II), in 1958. Sheikh Maktoum was Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates first from the country's independence on 2 December 1971 until 25 April 1979, when he was replaced by his father, who had been Vice President since 1971. Following his father's death on 7 October 1990, he resumed his position as Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and also took over as Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. He served in all three 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 between the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the proclamation and installation of his son Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan 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.[citation needed]

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum died on the morning of 4 January 2006, suffering a heart attack while staying at Palazzo Versace Hotel in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[7] He was succeeded by his brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as ruler of Dubai. His body was brought back from Australia and buried in Dubai.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Wives and children[edit]

Sheikha Alia bint Khalifa Al Maktoum was Al Maktoum's wife until his death in 2006. They were married on 12 March 1971.[9][10] Sheikha Alia, like other members of the Maktoum family, is involved in horse racing. In 2005, she purchased four horses.[11] Her horse Eilean Ban won the EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes on 2 September 2005, at the Newmarket Racecourse.[12]

Al Maktoum's daughter with Alia bint Khalifa bin Saeed Al Maktoum,[13] is Lateefa bint Maktoum Al Maktoum[14][15][16] (born 11 February 1985).[17] This branch lives away from Dubai public life. Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum is founder of the art center, Tashkeel Dubai.[18][19]

The second daughter, Hafsa (born 29 April 1988), whom not much is known, following her kidnapping after her divorce with her cousin from the Al Nahyan family, moved to Mauritius. She is in the guardianship of her paternal uncle after her father’s death and with whom she shares a father-daughter relationship. She does not appear in public and keeps her life private. Her kidnapping caused numerous controversies in UAE but she kept quiet and removed all allegations two months after the incident.[citation needed]

Sheikha Bouchra from Morocco was Al Maktoum's second wife[2][20] and had three sons with him.[3] She was a hobbyist painter[4][21][22] and a horse racing enthusiast.[23]

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARR: Arab Report and Record. Economic Features, Limited. 1971. p. 136. Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Ruler's heir, married a cousin, Alia bint Khalifa, on 12 March.
  2. ^ a b "Sheik rattled but not 'rolled' as bodyguards take children sheik" (1 May 2000). The Birmingham Post. Retrieved 17 April 2018. The drama began when the Yard received a 999 call from a nanny employed by the sheik's second wife, Sheika Bouchra Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum.
  3. ^ a b "Strange case of the sheikh's daughter". 10 December 2001. Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dubai's First lady sells jewel-studded painting for charity". 8 March 2000. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ Desmond O’Neill. "HH Sheikha BOUCHRA bint Mohammed Al Maktoum at a party in London on 16th March 2000.OCC 59". Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ Wilson, Graeme H. (2006). Rashid's legacy : the genesis of the Maktoum family and the history of Dubai. London: Media Prima. p. 159. ISBN 978-9948-8564-6-7. OCLC 182662443.
  7. ^ "Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum dies". gulfnews.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Dubai's ruler Maktoum is buried". 14 November 2017. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ ARR: Arab Report and Record. Economic Features, Limited. 1971. p. 136. Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Ruler's heir, married a cousin, Alia bint Khalifa, on 12 March.
  10. ^ Champ, Genna (17 March 2009). "Family Pictures". The National. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Sheikha Alia al Maktoum". Breeders' Cup Stats & Bios. Breeders' Cup. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  12. ^ "McRae's Charge in the Driving Seat". sportinglife.com. 365 Media Group. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  13. ^ Portrait of a Nation (PDF). Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation. 2016. p. 59. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018.
  14. ^ "SHEIKHA LATEEFA, PRINCESS OF ARTS". 27 May 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Dubai royal family welcomes baby girl". Khaleej Times. 4 February 2018. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  16. ^ Day, Emma (4 February 2018). "Dubai's royal family just got a little bit bigger..." Emirates Woman. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Lateefa Bint Maktoum". Artiana. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  18. ^ "About Tashkeel". Tashkeel. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  19. ^ Lubna Al Midfa (29 January 2008). "A space for art". Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  20. ^ Hewer, Nick (6 September 2018). My Alphabet: A Life from A to Z. Simon and Schuster. pp. 135, 136. ISBN 978-1-4711-6708-9.
  21. ^ "Sheikha Bouchra Bint Mohammed al Maktoum (Moroccan, Contemporary) 'THE ROYAL RACER'". Archived from the original on 3 June 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Exhibition of Painting by Her Highness Sheikha Bouchra Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum". 16 March 2000. Archived from the original on 3 June 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2020. Exhibition of Painting by Her Highness Sheikha Bouchra Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum Pixs Show Her Highness Sheikha Bouchra Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum with Her Unclesir Moulay Omar El Mouradi and Brother Hh Prince Atif Bin Mohammed Al Bouazzaoui
  23. ^ Stoneham, Desmond (25 March 2000). "Sheikha joins ranks of Maktoum owners". The Racing Post. Archived from the original on 3 June 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since 1979, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates has also held the office of Vice President of the United Arab Emirates.

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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
Ruler of Dubai
1990–2006
Succeeded by
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum