His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has assumed his federal constitutional authority as Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE on January 5 th , 2006 after being elected by Members of the Federal Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates. Ever since his appointment, the federal government of the UAE has witnessed a remarkable acceleration of the rate of achievement as well as a huge growth in the number of local and international government initiatives in light of His Highness's focus on investing federal resources more efficiently and effectively.

Moreover, His Highness has launched the first Federal Government Strategy in the UAE on April 17 th , 2007, which aims primarily at achieving sustainable and balanced development of the nation, while monitoring the performance of federal government entities and ensuring accountability in a transparent manner for the good of the nation and its citizens.

Responsibilities of the UAE Vice President

The UAE Vice President performs all responsibilities of the UAE president in the latter's absence for any reason.

Biography of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

On January 4th, 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai following the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Since becoming the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, groundbreaking initiatives have been rolled out at an astonishing rate.

The year 2007 witnessed unique achievements for Sheikh Mohammed both locally and regionally. On April 17th, 2007, Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the UAE Government Strategy Plan with the aim of achieving sustainable development throughout the country, investing federal resources more efficiently and ensuring due diligence, accountability and transparency across federal bodies.

The foundation's aim is to promote human development by investing in education and the development of knowledge in the region by cultivating future leaders in both the private and public sectors, promoting scientific research, spreading knowledge, encouraging business leadership, empowering youth, renewing the concept of culture, preserving heritage and promoting platforms of understanding among various cultures.

Assumed Positions

Head of Dubai Police and Public Security 1 November 1968.
Minister of Defence December 1971.
Crown Prince of Dubai 4 January 1995.
Ruler of Dubai 4 January 2006.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE 11 February 2006.