AN INTRODUCTION TO DUBAI’S ROYAL FAMILY

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.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Image Credit: Taken by Mohamed Hisham,

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.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – October 04, 2014: HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (L), speaks with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai (R), during an Eid Al Adha reception, at Al Mushrif palace. ( Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi ) —

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.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – January 28, 2019: HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (2nd R), receives HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defence (2nd L), during a Sea Palace barza. Seen with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai (R) and HH Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region (L). ( Rashed Al Mansoori / Ministry of Presidential Affairs ) —

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 

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE AL MAKTOUM FAMILY? 

MAYA

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Hi I am Maya, from the blog Maya's Life and Travels. I joined the world of blogging in December 2020 and I am a lifestyle, travel, beauty and fashion blogger.

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