The Royal Family of Dubai
Their History & Lineage
Hi there Sunil here to talk about the Royal family of Dubai
From the very beginning until today, the Emirate has been ruled by only one family, the Maktoum dynasty.
He is the mastermind behind Dubais rapid success and its reputation today in the global landscape.
I will attempt to walk you through from the beginning to the current Dubai ruler.
Sheikh Maktoum was well respected and passed away in 1852 when his brother Sheikh Saeed bin Buti Al Maktoum succeeded him. He was also a good ruler that was well respected by the people.
Dubai encountered its share of difficulties and hostile encounters by its neighbors. During this time Dubai had signed an agreement with the British that brought Dubai under Britains protection.
Sheikh Saeed passed away in 1859 and Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum of the royal family took over. Sheikh Hasher was a practical leader with good common sense. He maintained a good relationship with the British.
Sharp business brains ran in the DNA of the royal family. Sheikh Hashers successor Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum married into a reputable tribe to leverage their territory in aiding Dubais progression further. He passed away in 1894 and was succeeded by Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher.
This is where Dubais business savvy got a boost. Sheikh Maktoum got rid of business taxes and the effect was evident in Dubais economy. Dubai became the preferred trading location where all kinds of business was conducted.
Several generations of rulers passed and Dubais economic progress continued. It predominantly became a trading hub. The main industries were pearl trading and manufacturing.
In January of 2006 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took over as the leader of the royal family of Dubai and its government. Sheikh Mohammed is the mastermind behind Dubais gigantic success story. Read more about this young, talented and ambitious leader and ruler of Dubai.
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