Mohammed bin Rashid
celebrates his 73rd birthday on
During his 16 years as Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, he has overseen
the growth and transformation of the emirate and country into a thriving global
centre of business, industry and tourism.
Sheikh Mohammed was born on July 15, 1949, and raised in the Al Maktoum
family home in Shindagha on the banks of
He was privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic studies from the age of four
and began formal education two years later.