First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Deputy Ruler of Dubai and First Deputy Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has the traits of an ambitious young leader; he has extensive experience and knowledge, adopting open-minded thinking in the context of his commitment to the strategic vision of the Ruler of Dubai, and his passion to achieve qualitative development in Dubai's plans and its humanitarian contributions regionally and globally.
Sheikh Maktoum completed his high school education at Rashid Private School, Dubai and graduated from the American University in Dubai with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2006. He attended numerous training courses at the Dubai School of Government, as well as at Harvard University in the US.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was appointed as Deputy Ruler of Dubai by a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai on 1st February, 2008. His Highness Sheikh Maktoum was also appointed as First Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council as per the decree issued by His Highness on 14th August 2008.
In addition to the previously mentioned positions, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum assumes his position as Chairman of the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority, Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Judicial Council, the Board of the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Board of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI).
Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum and his on-going support and follow-up, Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (formerly Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority - DTMFZA) succeeded in establishing numerous quality projects, notably Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village, which contributed to promoting the name of the country as a leading technology and media hub at the regional and global levels, and thus became the largest specialised technical cluster in the Arab region.
Following this success, a wide range of projects have been achieved, such as Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone, which added new spaces for the growing media community, providing a suitable environment for growth and prosperity in Dubai.