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New book details life of Maktoum family

Posted on 15/03/2006

The most comprehensive book on the history of Dubai and its ruling family will be launched under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry on Saturday. Rashid's Legacy: The Genesis of the Maktoum Family and the History of Dubai is an insight into the building of Dubai into an internationally recognised city, using official documents and first hand accounts from those close to the family. Author Graeme Wilson, who ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum"

Posted on 21/01/2006

"The information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister has published a study entitled "Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum". It displays His Highness' stances and thoughts, his great role in the United Arab Emirates' march and development, and his effective support for the Gulf and Arab joint action. In its introduction, the study states that HH late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (may Allah rest him in peace) was one of the rare, historic leaders ...  >>MORE

Posted on 08/01/2006

A huge poster of Shaikh Maktoum on Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The poster was put up yesterday on the Emaar building opposite Media City. ©Gulf News ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed receives more condolences

Posted on 08/01/2006

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai on Saturday received more condolences on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He received Bahraini Minister of Communications Sheikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, representing his country's Prime Minister, Arab League's Secretary-General Amr Moussa, Omani Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Najji Al Itri and the Private ...  >>MORE

Jersey Chief Minister condoles Khalifa, Mohammed

Posted on 08/01/2006

The Chief Minister of the British island of Jersey yesterday sent condolences to President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and to the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the death last Wednesday of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. "I was very saddened to hear of the death of Sheikh Maktoum," the Chief Minister, Frank Walker, wrote to HH Sheikh Khalifa. "I have seen for myself the remarkable progress that has ...  >>MORE

UAE embassies receive condolences

Posted on 08/01/2006

UAE embassies from various parts of the world continue to receive condolers, who throng the embassies to offer their condolences on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In Madrid, a Muslim prayer for the dead was offered yesterday at the Madrid Islamic Centre for the soul of the late Sheikh Maktoum. UAE Ambassador to Spain, Sultan Mohammed Al Qirtasi, joined a large number of Muslims, including members of the diplomatic corps from Arab and Muslim countries to offer the ...  >>MORE

Coptic Church calls off X-mas celebrations

Posted on 08/01/2006

On behalf of Pope Shenuda III and Archbishop Abraham, the Egyptian Coptic Church here called off all Christmas Day celebrations on Saturday due to mourning on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who died in Australia on Wednesday. The Church also offered condolences to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. A requiem was held at the Church in Abu Dhabi which was attended ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Maktoum laid to rest

Posted on 07/01/2006

In a solemn funeral, the United Arab Emirates bade farewell to Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum who died on Wednesday and was laid to rest on Thursday at Umm Hurair cemetery. President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan performed funeral prayer for the soul of Sheikh Maktoum, Also performing the prayer were Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Deputy Rulers, heads of states and delegations from Arab and Islamic countries. (The Emirates ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Khalifa receives condolence cables from World leaders

Posted on 07/01/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received more cables of condolences from world leaders on the demise of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who died in Australia on Wednesday morning. Sheikh Khalifa received cables from Presidents Moammar Al Qhadafi of Libya, Isaias Afewerke of Eritrea, Moritz Leuenberger of the Swiss Confederation, Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan and Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana. Iraq's Vice President Ghazi Al Yawar and Prime Ministers Mikhail Mikhail Fradkov ...  >>MORE

President and Vice President receive more condolers

Posted on 07/01/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received more condolers on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ajman, along their side, Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Mohammed received Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid receives more condolers

Posted on 07/01/2006

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai received more condolers on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ajman, along his side, Sheikh Mohammed received Prince Turkey bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian Foreign Minister and ...  >>MORE

Queen Elizabeth, Blair condole Al Maktoum Family

Posted on 07/01/2006

A high ranking British delegation arrived here on Thursday to convey the condolences of Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair on the demise of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who died in Australia yesterday. The Duke of Gloucester, representing the Queen and the Royal family, and Dr. Kim Howells, Minister of State in the Foreign Office, representing the Government, delivered condolence messages from the Queen and from Prime Minister Tony Blair to the Al Maktoum family and UAE ...  >>MORE

Mubarak expresses deep grief for Maktoum's demise

Posted on 07/01/2006

President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt has issued a statement expressing his sorrow at the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Mubarak said in a statement issued by his office in Cairo that he had received the sad news of Sheikh Maktoum's passing away while he was en route to Paris yesterday. The Egyptian President expressed his deep condolences to the leadership and people of the UAE, and prayed that Almighty God might grant the deceased mercy for the remarkable devotion to his ...  >>MORE

UAE mission in Geneva receives condolences

Posted on 07/01/2006

The UAE mission to the UN has begun receiving condolences on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who passed away on Wednesday. Heads of diplomatic missions and UN officials have begun registering their condolences in the condolence book which will be open for three days. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

US Government Representative offers condolences

Posted on 07/01/2006

H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai received more condolences on Thursday on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed received Tony Wayne, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, who offered condolences on behalf of President George Bush and US Administration. Wayne was accompanied by US Ambassador Michele Sison. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Canada's Prime Minister mourns Maktoum

Posted on 07/01/2006

Canada's Prime Minister Paul Martin has mourned the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who passed away on Wednesday. In a statement issued on Thursday, Martin said: "It was with great sadness that I learned of the sudden passing of Prime Minister Maktoum. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend our deepest condolences to his family, to the governments of the UAE and Dubai, and to the people of the United Arab Emirates". Prime Minister Martin added: "During the 15-year reign of Sheikh ...  >>MORE

South Korean Foreign Minister visits UAE mission to express condolences

Posted on 07/01/2006

South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon visited the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Seoul on Friday to express condolence on behalf of the South Korean government on the passing of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, former Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. "It is with great sorrow that we have received the sad news of the sudden and untimely passing of Sheikh Maktoum," Minister Ban told Ambassador Abdullah Mohammed Al-Ma'ainah. e went on to say that Korean ...  >>MORE

Korea Post features the demise of Sheikh Maktoum

Posted on 07/01/2006

Korea Post, a leading S. Korean English Language daily ran a special feature on the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, former UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai who passed away on Wednesday. In the article by Min Byung-il, the paper described Sheikh Maktoum as a visionary leader who transformed Dubai from a tiny city to a cosmopolitan emirate. Following is the full text of the article: In a solemn funeral, the United Arab Emirates bade farewell to Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Maktoum - an example of generosity, patience

Posted on 07/01/2006

Citizens all over the country expressed their grief over the demise of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stating that they were indebted to him and other leaders of the UAE Federation for this secure country, reports Khaleej Times. Yousouf Abdul Ghani, Assistant Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for Financial and Administrative Affairs, said that Sheikh Maktoum and other leaders established the state after they had led a hard life under difficult living ...  >>MORE

Racing mourns Maktoum

Posted on 07/01/2006

Leading figures from the world of horse racing have paid rich tributes to Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his important role in promoting the industry. he Racing Post, the sport's leading publication quoted top racing officials and trainers in Britain as saying that Sheikh Maktoum, one of the world's top racehorse owners, had made a major contribution to the sport. Trainer Ed Dunlop, who is based at the Gainsborough Stables in Britain, which were owned by Sheikh Maktoum, said: "It's ...  >>MORE

Maktoum left human marks on UAE life: GCC chief

Posted on 07/01/2006

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Rahman Al Attiya has expressed deep grief for the demise of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, saying that his successor would follow in his steps to make more gains. 'We in the GCC have lost a prominent Gulf personality who tremendously contributed to push the GCC common action forward,' Al Attiya said in a statement to Emirates News Agency (WAM) after he offered today condolences to General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Obituary - Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who passed away early Wednesday while on a visit to Australia, was born in 1943 in the Shindagha neighbourhood, close to the entrance to Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai). In his youth, he studied mathematics, English and Arabic and religious studies. On 4th October 1958, his father, Sheikh Rashid assumed power as Ruler of Dubai in an official inauguration ceremony, the first of its kind to have taken place.. As a precursor of the prominent role he was to ...  >>MORE

Dubai Ruler's Court mourns Sheikh Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

The Dubai Ruler's Court today announced the death of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who passed away in the early morning of yesterday. "With the heart of a true believer, patience and deep grief, the Dubai Ruler's Court mourns the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who passed away in the early morning of today," a statement from the Dubai Ruler's Court said. The ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Maktoum's funeral

Posted on 05/01/2006

The funeral of the late HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who passed away in Australia in the early hours of this morning, will be held tomorrow (Thursday) after the arrival of his body home. He will be buried at Umm Hurair graveyard in Bur Dubai. Funeral prayers will be performed at Zabeel Mosque at 10 :00 am on Thursday. H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Khalifa returns home

Posted on 05/01/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan returned home Wednesday afternoon following a private visit to Pakistan. He was received at the airport by Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, other sheikhs and senior government officials. (The Emirates ...  >>MORE

President receives condolence cables

Posted on 05/01/2006

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received a phone call from Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, during which he expressed his condolences on the death of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Khalifa also yesterday received a cable of condolence from President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen on the sad demise of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Khalifa also received a cable of condolence from Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Crown Prince, ...  >>MORE

UAE rulers and dignitaries pay tribute

Posted on 05/01/2006

General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister of interior, today expressed his sorrow at the death of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Saif said in a statement that he had received the news of Sheikh Maktoum's death with deep sadness, adding that he was "a true aide to and partner of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan throughout the long march of building the federation and its achievements.” Sheikh Saif offered his sincere condolences to President ...  >>MORE

Timeline: Milestones in the life of Sheikh Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

1943: Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is born in the Al Shindagha area of Dubai. He is the eldest son of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, then ruler of the emirate of Dubai. 1958: Sheikh Maktoum makes his first public speech on the accession of his father. 1960s: Sheikh Maktoum completes his schooling in the UAE and is sent by his father to pursue education at one of Britain's leading universities. Sheikh Maktoum addresses the people of Dubai on behalf of his father, and from that ...  >>MORE

Arab diplomats pay homage to a great statesman

Posted on 05/01/2006

The UAE's Arab diplomatic community said they had lost a great leader yesterday, with the passing away of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Syrian Ambassador Dr Riyad Nassan Agha said Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, the Syrian Government and the people and all Syrians in the UAE and abroad expressed condolences to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Their Highnesses, the Supreme Council Members ...  >>MORE

British Ambassador Mourns Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

The British Ambassador to the UAE, Richard Makepeace, has expressed his sadness at the death yesterday of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a statement to WAM, Makepeace said: "His Highness Sheikh Maktoum was a great friend of the United Kingdom and a frequent visitor to my country. He will be missed by his many British friends, both here and at home, and by all who respect his long service to Dubai and to the federation, of which he was Prime Minister, and Vice President. I would like ...  >>MORE

US ambassador mourns Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

US Ambassador Michele J. Sison mourned the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a statement issued in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Ambassador Sison said: "On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I would like to extend my deep and heartfelt sympathy to His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Al-Maktoum family and the people of the United Arab Emirates, on the death of His Highness, the late Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates ...  >>MORE

Japan's Ambassador Mourns Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

The Japanese Ambassador to the UAE, Hajiime Tsujimoto, has expressed his sadness at the death yesterday of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a statement to WAM, Tsujimoto, said: " I am deeply saddened by the news of the demise of the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He will long be remembered by his people whom he served with dedication and distinction". "On behalf of the people and government of Japan and the Japanese community in the UAE, I express deep sympathy and ...  >>MORE

Mohammad succeeds Maktoum

Posted on 05/01/2006

Dubai Ruler's Court has announced that His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, will begin receiving condolences on the death of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the late Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from today. Sheikh Mohammad will receive mourners at Zabeel Palace according to the following timings. They are as follows. Today, following the burial up to Maghreb prayers (5.46pm) Tomorrow from 9am to noon, and from 4pm ...  >>MORE

A major player in UAE formation

Posted on 05/01/2006

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was born in 1943, at the large Al Maktoum family home in Dubai's Shindagha area, close to the mouth of Dubai Creek. He was the first son of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. His early education consisted of private tuition in mathematics, English, Arabic and Islamic studies, to prepare him for the important role that awaited him. During the early 1960s, Sheikh Maktoum completed his domestic schooling, at which time his father sent him to pursue his ...  >>MORE

Ruler who has a clear vision for the emirate

Posted on 05/01/2006

Many people say His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, inherited his father Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's vision of dreaming large and achieving big. Sheikh Mohammad was born in 1949. He is one amongst Sheikh Rashid's four sons. Early on, Sheikh Rashid began serious preparations for his sons' future in government. From 1958 onwards, Sheikh Rashid exposed his sons to the most talented individuals in the community. This included bankers, builders, merchants ...  >>MORE

Private sector to remain closed for three days

Posted on 05/01/2006

Private sector companies and corporations across the country will be closed for three days as of Thursday, Jan.5, to mourn the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, according to a circular issued by Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al Ka'bi, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. Work will resume on Sunday Jan. 8. According to the circular, the Eid-ul-Adha holiday for the private sector will start on Monday Jan. 9 for three days to end on Thursday Jan. 12. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

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