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  • Early life and education

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Finance, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the patron of the a... Read more

  • Initiatives

    Sheikh Hamdan has been an avid promoter of excellence in the fields of education and science, which is evident from the ... Read more

  • Career

    Sheikh Hamdans role in the Government of Dubai commenced in the early 1960s, when he was the Head of the Dubai Labour De... Read more

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  • Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic Studies

    The Al Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, established by Sheikh Hamdan in Dundee... Read more

  • Charity Activities

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  • Al Maktoum Foundation

    Sheikh Hamdan contributed in supporting the maintenance of orphanages, schools and hospitals in most of the ... Read more

Latest News about His Highness
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, presented the Dubai Gold Cup and the $10 million prize to the son of prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, commended the generous support by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, to the UNESCO's programs in the developing countries, particularly in Africa and South Asia.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the UAE Minister of Finance, formally inaugurated the 14th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship and the 13th Dubai International Horse Fair, that being held for 3 days at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, received the female students who participated in the summer and winter sessions of the Cultural Diversity and Leadership Skills programmes (the 22nd and 23rd sessions), organized by the Al Maktoum Higher Education Faculty in Dundee, Scotland.
H.H. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the UAE Minister of Finance, inaugurated the 22nd edition of Gulfood 2017, a food and beverage commodity expo. The 1,000,000 square foot exhibition runs for 5 days at Dubai World Trade Centre.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Finance, the President of Dubai Health Authority, and the Patron of the Hamdan Medical Award, has been honored from the Emirates Medical Association (EMS) by receiving the honorary membership in the association.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Finance, the President of the Dubai Health Authority, and the Patron of Hamdan Medical Award, inaugurated the 21stedition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (7-9 February 2017).
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, President of Dubai Health Authority, and the Patron of the award, inaugurated the 42nd edition of the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, and ​President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) honored a number of the DHA employees in recognition of their professional excellence, during the “Bekom Naftakher” (You are our Pride) Award Ceremony.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Finance, and the Patron of the Hamdan Medical Award, was selected as the ‘UAE Sports Personality’ by the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in its eighth edition.
The Arab Society for Islamic civilization and Arts has named H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Finance and the Patron of Al Maktoum Foundation, the "Civilized personality of the year 2016". On this occasion, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al Maktoum foundation received his father’s honorary shield from Dr. Mohammed Ali Hassan Zenhom, the society president.
24 May 2016: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, inaugurated the 2nd “Middle East Stone” and “Middle East Covering” for the interior surfaces’ materials, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The shows are officially endorsed by Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, honored 275 winners of the 18th term of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance, in a big ceremony held at the Dubai International Convention Centre.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, and the President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has inaugurated the new expansion of Rashid Hospital, and launched the new medical insurance system in Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan received female students from UAE Universities and Colleges and the University of Malaya, who participated in the 21st and the 22nd summer and winter sessions of the Multiculturalism and Leadership Skills Programmes at the Al-Maktoum College for Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland.


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