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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The 59-year-old vice president of UAE is a leader, poet and an equestrian. He attended the Mons Officer Cadet School near London, and became the ruler of Dubai in 2006.

One of the world’s richest royals, he owns the worlds largest super yacht. An international figure in thoroughbred horse racing and breeding, Sheikh Mohammed also owns several racehorse stables across the world.

Sheikh Mohammed is also known for his charitable initiatives; last year, he launched the Dubai Cares campaign to raise money to educate one million children in poor countries.

Called a visionary, he constantly meets with his counterparts worldwide, and recently wished a quick recovery to the Indian Prime Minister…


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