The Al Maktoum family is the ruling family of Dubai, and is one of the six ruling families of the UAE. Many people do not know about Dubai’s royal family even though they are one of the most famous royal families ever so that’s why in today’s post I share an introduction to Dubai’s royal family.
The Al Maktoum descends from the Al Falasi clan of the Bani Yas, which is a tribal confederation of Najdi origin. In 1833, 800 members of the Al Falasi section of the Bani Yas seceded to Dubai under the leadership of Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti bin Suhail, who was the joint founder and first ruler of the sheikhdom of Dubai. The House of Al Falasi was previously known as Al Bu Falasah.
The Current ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was born on the 15th July 1949 and became the ruler of Dubai after the death of his older brother Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the 6th January 2006. The following day, the Federal Supreme Council elected him as the Vice President of the UAE. Sheikh Mohammed is acclaimed for the transformation of Dubai into a worldwide popular tourist destination. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the father of the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is popularly known as Fazza which means “the one who helps” in Arabic.
MEMBERS OF THE AL MAKTOUM FAMILY THAT HAVE RULED DUBAI
- 9 July 1833 – 1836 Sheikh Obeid bin Said bin Rashid (died 1836)
- 9 July 1833 – 1852 Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti bin Suhail (died 1852)
- 1852 – 1859 Sheikh Saeed bin Butti (died 1859)
- 1859 – 22 November 1886 Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum (died 1886)
- 22 November 1886 – 7 April 1894 Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum (died 894)
- 7 April 1894 – 16 February 1906 Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (died 1906)
- 16 February 1906 – November 1912 Sheikh Butti bin Suhail Al Maktoum (died 1912)
- November 1912 – September 1958 Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (died 1958)
- September 1958 – 7 October 1990 Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (d. 1990)
- 7 October 1990 – 4 January 2006 Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (d. 2006)
- 4 January 2006 – present Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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