“With God’s grace, we will get through these times. Sheikh Hamdan continued to spread a message of hope as the UAE was placed on lockdown during the month of April. “There’s no future without science and no future without knowledge,” he said. Some 10 years later, in Brighton, Hatta the filly gave Sheikh Mohammed his first victory as an owner. Elsewhere in Dubai, an artificial island was being created, some 100 metres offshore. The UAE forces undertook its first international task on 1976, when Sheikh Mohammed ordered troops to Lebanon to join the Arab Deterrent Force for a peacekeeping mission. The initiative was set to encompass the infrastructure, environment and attitude to enable new economic enterprises to operate out of Dubai with significant competitive advantage. He was accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award was launched in 2009 under the umbrella of Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Government Excellence Programme (SKGEP), which is first integrated programme for government excellence. On his return from military training to Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed's father appointed him head of the Dubai Police Force and the Dubai Defence Force, which was later to become part of the Union Defence Force. لا يوجد في قاموس الإمارات عقبات وتحديات.. هناك دائما أمل وفرص.. نتعامل مع الموقف الراهن بكل ثقة في قدرتنا على تجاوز تبعاته بتضافر الجهود وتعاون الجميع لنتخطى هذه المرحلة ولنستأنف مسيرة النجاح نحو تحقيق كل الطموحات المأمولة لمستقبل وطننا… In this aspect, Sheikh Mohammed adopted the open skies policy and established the fundamentals of the touristic industry that boomed during the 90s. The Vision set six national priorities as the key focus of government strategy in the coming years: The UAE National Agenda is a seven-year plan leading to the UAE Vision 2021, which also coincides with the UAE's 50th National Day. On 9 September 1958, his grandfather, Sheikh Saeed passed away and his father, Sheikh Rashid became the Ruler of Dubai. On 2 December 1971, the rulers of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and the Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain, as representative of his father, met at Sheikh Rashid Palace in Jumeirah, Dubai where they signed the Interim Constitution that regulated the establishment of the United Arab Emirates. He held the positions of Head of Dubai Police and Public Security and Minister of Defence before becoming the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (born 1912; died October 7, 1990) Sheikh Rashid was the Vice President of the UAE from its founding, and Ruler of Dubai for 32 years. “We are going to Mars because we want to solidify a principle for our youth that the impossible is possible for the UAE and the people of the UAE.”. Sheikh Rashid's father was Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum while his mother was Sheikha Hessa bint Al Mur bin Hureiz Al Falasi. Godolphin allowed him to ensure that his ideas were fully implemented, something which had not been possible previously. This appointment had dramatic effects, as Sheikh Mohammed launched many initiatives and projects to prosper the future of Dubai. Your courage has built an invincible fortress, protecting our society. The American horse Cigar won the first World Cup; the race continues to attract entries from around the globe. The Ruler also made Sheikh Mohammed his Minister of Defence; thus, he had become the world's youngest defence minister. We’re here for you, and trust that we can count on your commitment to act responsibly.#STAYHOME, — Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) March 23, 2020, “Everyday, we see the global situation around COVID-19 worsening at an exponential pace,” he began. The first wave of female cadets graduated from the Dubai Police Academy back in August and Sheikh Hamdan personally congratulated and thanked the 29 graduates who chose to dedicate themselves to serving the country. Appointed as the Vice-President of the UAE on 5 January 2006. Shareef Al Halawani, Jebel Ali Racecourse manager, hailed the support of Emirates Airlines. The beloved leader's son, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to social media to post a heartfelt poem. The keenness of the community to contribute in times of crisis has always been an integral part of Dubai’s social ethos. Remember that we are only as strong as our weakest link. He has a huge fan following on his official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. All rights reserved. We deal with the current situation with confidence in our ability to overcome its consequences through concentrated efforts and cooperation of everyone to move beyond this stage and resume the march of success. August 15, 1981 - Princess Shamsa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is born to Sheikh Mohammed, who has several wives. Sheikh Mohammed has earned international recognition as a horse owner, as evidenced by the Special Eclipse Award he received in 2001. The UAE mGovernment is not responsible for the accuracy of information in the translated language. On 7 October 1990, Sheikh Rashid passed away. He answered questions from local and regional press, which related to the global financial crisis and its impact on the UAE, demography, labour rights and the proposed GCC single currency amongst others. Sheikh Mohammed also took a helicopter ride of the Expo site to get a birds eye view of its progress. As a member of the Gulf's recognised families, it was only natural that Sheikh Mohammed be introduced to horses at an early age. He and his brother, Sheikh Hamdan, watched Royal Palace win 2000 Guineas (the currency then in England). Sheikh Mohammed's majlis gained the same energy and pulse that characterised Sheikh Rashid's majlis. To prepare further for his future role in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed attended Mons Officer Cadet School - Aldershot, which is now part of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. She wrote: Congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum for … It reflects the government's strategy to provide efficient services and boost performance by gathering and delivering all details about federal and local government entities. — Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) April 16, 2020. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Policies Council represents a new channel of communication with the community and a platform for creative and innovative ideas. His poems cover a wide range of subjects; from romance to current affairs. He composes a poem comprising many questions, unlike the traditional one-line riddle of Western cultures, and call people to answer. Give us your feedback so we can improve your experience. Some of the awards he launched include: Read more about Sheikh Mohammed foundations and awards. He also learned the basic skills of horsemanship from his father. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed is a people's person. Appointed as the Prime Minister of the UAE on 11 February 2006. This year the UAE marked the launch of its mission to Mars. @HamdanMohammed: #Dubai community, including both citizens and residents, have played an invaluable role in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. — Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) June 10, 2020. He led the UAE to victory in the 1999 European Championship in Spain and Portugal and was captain when they retained the title in Italy in 2001. Armed with your selflessness, you’ve redefined the meaning of service and sacrifice. When Sheikh Mohammed returned to Dubai in 1968, Sheikh Rashid appointed him as the Head of Dubai Police and Public Security. “The remarkable cohesiveness demonstrated by the community and their commitment to meet their social responsibilities is something the world will recognise as an example of how a progressive society should respond to a crisis like this.”. He wanted to be sure that people genuinely admired his poetry, and that the newspapers were not publishing his poetry just because he was a member of the ruling family. Served as the Crown Prince of Dubai from January 1995 to January 2006. He is a pioneer of implementing eParticipation in the region. “There are no obstacles and challenges in the Emirates Dictionary,” he said. Sheikh Mohammed began composing Nabati poetry while he was still at school. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that gender balance is an important element of the national agenda and the UAE Vision 2021. You have set an example for the heroes to come. It was during his rule that Dubai grew from a small trading town into a major cosmopolitan city. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme was launched to establish a unique learning environment in schools through the introduction of 'Smart Classes'. Sheikh Mohammed becomes the Ruler of Dubai and the Vice-President and the Prime Minister of the UAE. As the Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed launched ground-breaking initiatives in a record time. — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 14, 2020, “The solidarity displayed by various social stakeholders in Dubai in the face of the COVID-19 crisis will be remembered by generations to come,” he said. . And, together, we will emerge stronger and more determined to continue our journey of shaping the future.”, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid: We will go to Mars because space programmes are a gateway to science and it is a portal for building scientists#HopeProbe#HopeMarsMission pic.twitter.com/jX8Dwq9rh5. In May 2001, H. H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Chairman, confirmed that, on instructions from Sheikh Mohammed, Emirates planned to buy up to 60 new wide-body aircraft worth 10billion USD. The late Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum comminisioned the dredging of the waterway; resulting in an increased volume of cargo handling in Dubai, reinforcing Dubai's position as a re-export and tradinghub. Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: “On October 7, 1990, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum departed our world. His father Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai upon the death of his own father, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (Saeed II), in 1958. These meetings were a good learning opportunity to Sheikh Mohammed who was very close to his grandfather and was often seen sitting beside him. He has chosen endurance racing which has yet to gain the international popularity of traditional horse racing. In remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest leaders, Sheikh Rashed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed attended world's largest brainstorming summit where a thousand experts from academia, business, civil society and government gathered to discuss pressing issues facing the world; such as energy, food security and strategic issues in education and health. He learned hunting and falconry when he was very young. Despite the great success, it was not until Sheikh Mohammed established Godolphin in 1994 that the racing world really began to acknowledge his passion for horses. U.ae (previously Government.ae) is the official portal of the UAE government. Late in 1995, Sheikh Mohammed announced the creation of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). Sheikh Zayed refuses to compromise with Saddam, declaring it was not “our duty to save his face”. The Cabinet also approved the restructure of the UAE University and Zayed University's Board of Directors. His achievements and efforts lives on in our hearts and therefore shall never be forgotten pic.twitter.com/fvWdvRSFEL, — Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) October 6, 2020. Sheikh Maktoum was Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates first from the country's independence on 9 December 1971 until 25 April 1979, when he was replaced by his father, who had been Vice President since 1971. His initiatives include: The UAE Vision 2021 aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the UAE formation as a federation. Sheikh Mohammed becomes Crown Prince of Dubai. “His achievements and efforts lives on in our hearts and therefore shall never be forgotten.”. Marking the 30th anniversary of the death of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former Ruler of Dubai, and the father of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan shared a tribute about the late leader. 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