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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE RULER: SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and the King of the Emirate of Dubai. He became ruler of Dubai on January 4th 2006, after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed is the third son of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan. From the age of 4, he was privately tutored Arabic and Islamic Studies. In 1955, he began his formal education at Al Madrasah Al Ahmadiya School in Dubai. He then moved to Al Shaab school at the age of 10 and then followed on his studies at Dubai Secondary School. Then, in 1956 he attended the Bell Language School in Cambridge, United Kingdom. When he returned from military training at the Mons Officer Cadet school, his father, Sheikh Rashid, appointed him as the head of Dubai Police and the Dubai Defence force.