Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai. He is the driving force behind Dubai’s remarkable transformation into a major global city. His initiatives in creating strategic economic opportunities for Dubai have resulted in world leading enterprises such as Emirates Airline, Jumeirah Group, DP World, Dubai Internet City, Media City, Dubai International Finance Centre and Dubai World Central, the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.
A passionate proponent of open, service-led governance and strategic planning, Sheikh Mohammed has driven major government reform in the UAE. He is the founder of the famous Godolphin and Darley racing operations as well as the world’s richest race, the annual Dubai World Cup. A trained pilot and champion endurance rider, he is also an acclaimed poet in his native Arabic.