Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born in July 1949, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and the Vice President of the UAE and also the Emir of Dubai. .His Highness succeeded the throne in 2006 and ever since then he has been living his dream of turning the UAE into one of the best countries in the World by the year 2021. It is through his unrelenting passion, drive and force that Dubai has become to be renowned as the “Global City”. It was under his able leadership that UAE Vista was established as the launch pad to bring about reforms, progress and provide the underlying fabric to make UAE a truly international destination.
His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum set the pace of turning Dubai into a global city with Emirates Airline- one of the finest airlines renowned for giving world class service. DP World, which holds over 65 marine terminals across the globe and ports all over the world. The Jumeirah Group, which changed the face of Dubai with its magnificent award winning structures including Burj Al Arab hotel, Jumeirah Emirate Towers and many more.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum envisioned projects that put Dubai on fast track development. These include transformational projects such as Dubai Media City, Technology Park, Dubai Internet City, Free Economic Zone, Dubai International Finance Center, and the construction of the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.
Owing to the persistent and consistent efforts by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has joined the club of Top 10 cities empowering economic growth. It is the 5th fastest growing economy in the world. The GDP of Dubai grows at the rate of 4.5% annually and witnesses 4.7% annual increase in employment. Dubai has emerged as a leading service sector by contributing 70% to its GDP. The overwhelming efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum have translated into making Dubai a world famous tourist destination.