Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Sheikh Rasid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 1912 – 7 October 1990 was the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai. He ruled for 32 years from 1958 until his death in 1990.
Sheikh Rashid brought Dubai to join Abu Dhabi and other northern Emirates to create the United Arab Emirates in 1971, and in 1973, Dubai joined the other emirates to adopt a uniform currency, the UAE dirham.
Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum was responsible for the transformation of Dubai from a small cluster of settlements near the Dubai Creek to a modern port city and commercial hub.