Al Maktoum

The Al Maktoum (Arabic: آلمكتوم Āl Maktūm, House of Maktoum) family is the ruling royal family of Dubai, and one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates. The family is a branch of the Bani Yas clan (a lineage the family shares with the Al Nahyan dynasty of Abu Dhabi). 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.

Princely Family of Dubai

HH The Emir
HH Sheikha Hind


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.[1][2] The Al Maktoum dynasty has ruled Dubai since 1833. Within the federation of the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Dubai ruling family is also de facto always the country's Vice President, Prime Minister and Defence Minister.

The following Al Maktoum family members have ruled Dubai:[1]

Direct Grandchildren of the Royal Family of Dubai·

  • Maitha Bin Al Maktoum
  • Samaira Bin Al Maktoum
  • Rashid bin Mansoor
  • Sheikha Manal Maktoum

  • additional information has not been provided*

See also


  1. "Al Maktoum". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. Zahlan, Rosemarie Said (1998). The Making of Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman. Garnett & Ithica Press. ISBN 0-86372-229-6.

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