| 3 December 2023, Sunday |

Dubai ruler appoints new second deputy

Following the death of his brother and long-serving deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2021, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum appointed another of his sons as the emirate’s deputy ruler on Friday.

The edict released by the Dubai Media Office stated that Dubai now has a first and second deputy ruler.


The decree appointed as first deputy ruler Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, one of Sheikh Mohammed’s sons who has been a deputy ruler since 2008 and is currently the United Arab Emirates’ finance minister.

Newly appointed to the role of second deputy ruler is Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, another of Sheikh Mohammed’s sons and the chairman of the Dubai Media Council.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat