Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai

Full name
Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Said bin Maktoum bin Butti Al Maktoum
House House of Al-Falasi
Father Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mother Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum
Born (1982-11-13) 13 November 1982 (age 31)
Religion Sunni Islam

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم) (born 13 November 1982) is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He is popularly known as Fazza (فزاع), the name under which he publishes his poetry.

Early life and education

Sheikh Hamdan is one of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's 23 children and his second son.[1] His mother is Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.

Sheikh Hamdan began his schooling in Dubai at the Rashid School For Boys and then at the Dubai School of Government. He then continued his studies in the UK where he graduated from Sandhurst and later attended the London School of Economics.[2][3]

Roles and Positions

Sheikh Hamdan was appointed as the chairman of the Dubai executive council in September 2006.[3] On 1 February 2008, he was named as the hereditary prince of Dubai. As the new hereditary prince, he has recently appointed new key personal and financial advisors such as a global economist and a hedge fund tycoon from HN Capital LLP.[3] In July 2009, he was appointed supreme president of the newly founded Hamdan bin Mohammed e-university.[4] He is also the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid establishment for young entrepreneurs, and resides on the Dubai sports council and the Dubai autism centre.[2]


He is famous as a horse rider, and dives in Al Fujairah.[2] He is also a semi-professional skydiver.

Personal life

He is known for both his poetry and as a horse rider. His poems are mainly romantic, patriotic and about his family. He publishes his poems under the name Faz'za [5] (فزاع). Sheikh Hamdan also has a passion for camels, cars and skydiving.

Titles, styles and honours

Dubai Princely Family

HH The Emir Sheikh
HH Sheikha Hind

  • HH The Crown Prince
  • HH Sheikha Hassa
  • HH Sheikh Rashid
  • HH Sheikh Maktoum
  • HH Sheikh Ahmed
  • HH Sheikh Saeed
  • HH Sheikha Latifa
  • HH Sheikha Maryam
  • HH Sheikha Sheikha
  • HH Sheikha Futaim
  • HH Sheikha Salamah
  • HH Sheikha Shamma

Other wives

  • HH Sheikha Manal
  • HH Sheikha Maitha
  • HH Sheikh Majed
  • HH Sheikh Mansour
  • HH Sheikha Latifa 1st
  • HH Sheikha Maryam 1st
  • HH Sheikha Shamsa
  • HH Sheikh Marwan
  • HH Sheikha Mahra

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan

HH Sheikh Maktoum
  • HH Sheikh Saeed
  • HH Sheikh Rashid

HH Sheikh Hamdan

  • HH Sheikh Rashid
  • HH Sheikh Saeed
  • HH Sheikh Maktoum

HH Sheikh Ahmed

HH Sheikh Mohammed

Titles and styles

  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (13 November 1982 – Present)
  • His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (4 January 2006 - 1 February 2008)
  • His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai (1 February 2008 – present)


External links

  • Official Website - Arabic
  • Official Website - English
  • Forbes
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