Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth July 15, 1949
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is a member of the United Arab Emirates’ ruling Al Maktoum family. He became the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai in 2006. Since his accession, he has been credited with undertaking radical reforms in the UAE’s government. He launched the ‘UAE Vision 2021’ program in 2010 and is regarded as the key driver behind the growth of Dubai’s status as a global city.

Born Name

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Nick Name

Mohammed bin Rashid

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as seen in September 2003
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as seen in September 2003 (IMF / www.imf.org / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Al Shindagha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Residence

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nationality

United Arab Emirates

Education

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the age of 4. He did his formal education at Al Ahmedia School, Al Shaab School, and the Dubai Secondary School.

In 1966, he attended the Bell Educational Trust‘s English Language School in the UK. He then trained at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England from where he passed with the ‘sword of honor’ as the top student. He also attained training as a pilot in Italy.

Occupation

Politician, Administrator

Family

  • Father – Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Former Ruler of Dubai) (d. 1990)
  • Mother – Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
  • Siblings – Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Older Brother) (Politician, Former Vice President of the United Arab Emirates) (d. 2006), Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Younger Brother) (Administrator), Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Older Brother) (Politician, Administrator), Fatima bint Rashid Al Maktoum (Younger Sister), Shaikha bint Rashid Al Maktoum (Sister), Maryam bint Rashid Al Maktoum (Sister), Hassa bint Rashid Al Maktoum (Sister), Latifa bint Rashid Al Maktoum (Sister)
  • Others – Alia bint Khalifa bin Saeed al Maktoum (Sister-in-Law), Saeed Al Maktoum (Nephew) (Businessman), Sheikha Hessa (Niece), Sheikha Sheikha bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Niece), Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (Paternal Grandfather) (Former Ruler of Dubai) (d. 1958), Hessa bent Al-Mor bin Hariz (Paternal Grandmother), Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (Maternal Grandfather) (Former Ruler of Abu Dhabi) (d. 1922), Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum (Cousin) (Politician)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as seen in November 2008
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as seen in November 2008 (World Economic Forum / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has dated –

  1. Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum (1979-Present) – He married his first cousin on April 26, 1979. The couple has 12 children together – sons Sheikha Hessa (b. 1980), Sheikh Rashid (b. 1981; d. 2015), Sheikh Hamdan (Crown Prince of Dubai) (b.  1982), Sheikh Maktoum (b. 1983), Sheikh Ahmed (b. 1987), Sheikh Saeed (b. 1988), and daughters Sheikha Latifa (b. 1989), Sheikha Maryam (b. 1992), Sheikha Shaikha (b. 1992), Sheikha Futaim (b. 1994), Sheikha Salamah (b. 1999), Sheikha Shamma (b. 2001).
  2. Haya bint Hussein (2004-2019) – He married the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan on April 10, 2004. They have 2 children together – a daughter named Al-Jalila (b. December 2, 2007) and a son named Zayed (b. January 7, 2012). Haya is the first female to represent Jordan in international equestrian sport and was featured in the 2000 Summer Olympics in show jumping. In 2019, the pair separated after she went into hiding in London with her children, alleging infidelity.

Note – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has a total of 30 children, from at least 6 wives. However, the names of some of his wives are not publicly revealed.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Emirati descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in an Instagram post in September 2019
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in an Instagram post in September 2019 (Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wears spectacles
  • Salt and pepper beard
  • Always makes appearances in the traditional Kandura dress

Religion

Islam (Sunni Sect)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Favorite Things

  • BooksThe Story of My Experiments With Truth (1948) by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, The Prophet (1923) by Kahlil Gibran, War and Peace (1869) by Leo Tolstoy
  • Hobbies/Interests – Traveling, Horse Riding, Writing Poetry

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the World Economic Forum Summit in November 2008
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the World Economic Forum Summit in November 2008 (World Economic Forum / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Facts

  1. He has been credited with overseeing the development of several key projects and landmarks in Dubai, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai International Finance Centre, Palm Islands, and the iconic Burj Khalifa.
  2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is an avid horse racing enthusiast and has founded the family-owned Godolphin racing stable. He also owns Darley Stud, the world’s largest thoroughbred horse-breeding that works across 6 countries.
  3. In 2012, he rode 100 miles on a horse named Madji Du Pont to win the FEI World Endurance Championship.
  4. In 1971, he became the first Minister of Defence of the newly formed nation of UAE.
  5. He has been chiefly and directly responsible for the creation and growth of several businesses and economic assets in Dubai, most of which are owned by two of his companies, Dubai World and Dubai Holding.
  6. He is also the brains behind the development of the Dubai International Airport and the famous Emirates Airlines.

Featured Image by World Economic Forum / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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