Al Maktoum (آلمكتوم in Arabic) is the family name of the ruling dynasty of the emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Al Maktoum family is a branch of the Bani Yas tribe (a lineage the family shares with the Al Nahyan dynasty of Abu Dhabi), a powerful bedouin clan from the interior. The Al Maktoum family descends from the Al Bu Falasah (now known as Al-Falasi) section of the Bani Yas, a tribal federation that was the dominant power throughout most of what is now the United Arab Emirates. In 1833, about 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, under the leadership of Maktoum bin Butti, took over the emirate of Dubai and established the Al Maktoum dynasty in the emirate.
The Al Maktoum dynasty has ruled Dubai since 1833. Within the federation of the United Arab Emirates, the ruler of Dubai is also the country's Vice President and Prime Minister. The following Al Maktoum members have ruled over Dubai:
- ... - 9 June 1833 Sheikh `Ubayd bin Said
- 9 June 1833 - 1852 Sheikh Maktoum I bin Bati bin Suhayl (d. 1852)
- 1852 - 1859 Sheikh Said I bin Bati (d. 1859)
- 1859 - 22 November 1886 Sheikh Hushur bin Maktoum (d. 1886)
- 22 November 1886 - 7 April 1894 Sheikh Rashid I bin Maktoum (d. 1894)
- 7 April 1894 - 16 February 1906 Sheikh Maktoum II bin Hushur (b. 18.. - d. 1906)
- 16 February 1906 - November 1912 Sheikh Butti bin Suhail (b. 1851 - d. 1912)
- November 1912 - 15 April 1929 Sheikh Saeed II bin Maktum (1st time) (b. 1878 - d. 1958)
- 15 April 1929 - 18 April 1929 Sheikh Mani3 bin Rashid
- 18 April 1929 - September 1958 Sheikh Saeed II bin Maktum (2nd time)
- September 1958 - 7 October 1990 Sheikh Rashid II bin Said Al Maktoum (b. 1912 - d. 1990)
- 7 October 1990 - 4 January 2006 Sheikh Maktoum III bin Rashid Al Maktoum (b. 1943 - d. 2006)
- 4 January 2006 – present Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (b. 1949)
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