DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the brother of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has been appointed as Crown Prince, an official decree said in Dubai on Friday.
Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued a decree in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, appointing Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Crown Prince of Dubai, the official Emirates news agency said.
Sheikh Mohammed also named Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Deputy Rulers of Dubai with effect from Friday.
The new crown prince is presently Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, which oversees Dubai Government entities.
Born on 14 November, 1982, Sheikh Hamdan studied at the Rashid Private School, Dubai. After graduation, he went to UK’s Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.
He has attended specialized courses at the London School of Economics and the Dubai School of Government.
Sheikh Hamdan is also the president of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Autism Centre and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders.