Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been holding the position of Minister of Finance since the first formation of the Cabinet on the 9th of December, 1971, where he played an indispensable role in developing financial policies and government spending. He is also Deputy Dubai Ruler.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan presides over several high-level government entities that play a vital role in supporting the economy and labour market in the UAE such as Dubai Municipality, Al Maktoum foundation, Dubai Aluminum (DUBAL) and Dubai Natural Gas Company Limited, Dubai World Trade Centre and others.
In 2006, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum received three certificates from the Royal British College, making him the first personality to attain such a distinction from the College. He was granted the Honorary fellowship for Internal Medicine from the Royal British College-London, the Honorary fellowship for Internal Medicine from the Royal British College-Edinburgh, and the Honorary fellowship for Internal Medicine and Surgery from the Royal British College-Glasgow.