Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born (1977-11-12) 12 November 1977 (age 41)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Fatima
  • Mohammed
  • Hamdan
  • Latifa
  • Rashid
Full name
Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
HouseAl Falasi (by birth)
House of Al Nahyan (by marriage)
FatherMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
MotherPrincess Randa Al-Banna[1][better source needed]

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic منال بنت محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم ) (born 12 November 1977), is a United Arab Emirati politician and member of ruling family of Dubai. She is most popularly known as the President of Dubai Women Establishment.[2][3]

Personal life and education[edit]

She is the eldest child of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, current Ruler of Dubai, and Lebanese Princess Randa Al-Banna. She is the half sister of Crown Prince Hamdan. Sheikha Manal graduated to a bachelor's degree in Interior Design and a Master's in Marketing of the American University of Dubai.

She married Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi on May 2, 2005. He is her second cousin once removed. They have five children: daughter Fatima (born June 9, 2006), sons Mohammed (born December 4, 2007) and Hamdan (born June 21, 2011), daughter Lateefa (born January 23, 2014), and another son Rashid (Born March 22, 2017).[4][5]


Sheikha Manal works to help women achieve success in the UAE's economic, social, sports, arts and political arenas.[citation needed]

Dubai Ladies Club[edit]

In 2003, Sheikha Manal founded the Dubai Ladies Club. Dubai Ladies Club is a private members club for women. It is used for informal business meetings and corporate events.[citation needed]

Dubai Women Establishment[edit]

In November 2006, Sheikha Manal initiated Dubai Women Establishment (DWE).[6] The main objective of this new institution is clear:

In today’s rapidly evolving world, roles, responsibilities and expectations are constantly changing, especially for women. Acquiring leadership positions and playing an integral part in this process of evolution is no longer a matter of choice but a vital necessity. Every member of our society is required to contribute to making the world a better place.

— Sheikha Manal, President of Dubai Women Establishment

Sheikha Manal's Young Artist Award[edit]

Young Artist Award was founded under the patronage of Sheikha Manal in 2006 as a competition of fine arts of emerging artists in the United Arab Emirates.[7]



  1. ^, Michael Knight,. "Jewish Los Angeles - Jewish Advertising - Israeli Los Angeles".
  2. ^ "Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum". Zayed University. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Biography and personal achievements of H.H. Sheikha Manal Al Maktoum".
  4. ^ "Sheikh Mohammed becomes a proud grandfather - Khaleej Times". 22 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. ^ The National staff (23 March 2017). "Dubai Ruler welcomes new grandson | The National". The National. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Women in the United Arab Emirates: A Portrait of Progress" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Mohammed visits Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award exhibition". Emirates 24/7.

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