H.E Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with his Elder Brother H.E Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid in England 1968
Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, born 25 December 1945 is the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was the second of four sons of the late ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Sheikh Hamdan’s formal schooling began in Dubai. He attended Al Madrasah Al-Ahlia, where he studied mathematics, English, basic sciences, Arabic and Islamic studies. He went on to complete his further studies at the Bell School of Languages in Cambridge between 1967 and 1968 In Britain.
In Dubai, Sheikh Rashid also placed his second son in charge of an array of key governmental industrial enterprises, including the Dubai Aluminium Company, Dubai Gas Company and Dubai Cable Company, among others.
Shaikh Hamdan is also the benefactor and the Patron of the “Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for Medical Excellence”, an award instituted to reward excellence in the field of medical sciences with its comprehensive, dynamic and exciting features to benefit competing researchers, scientists and medical institutions.