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Sheikh Mohammed turns 72: Rare photos capture Dubai Ruler's journey

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Published on July 15, 2021 at 12.04

Here are a few things you may not have known about the beloved Ruler of Dubai.

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, marked his 72nd birthday on Thursday. As well-wishers flood social media with greetings, here are a few things you should know about the beloved leader.
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He was born on July 15, 1949, at Al Maktoum House in Al Shindagha.
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He is the third of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum's four sons.
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After being tutored privately in Islamic studies, he started his formal education at Al Ahmadiya School in 1955,
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Ten years later, he was enrolled in the Bell School of Languages in Cambridge and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
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In 1968, he returned to Dubai and was appointed head of the Dubai Police and Public Scrutiny.
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Later, he became the world's youngest defence minister.
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On January 4, 2006, Sheikh Mohammed became the Ruler of Dubai.
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And since then, he has dreamt endlessly and worked tirelessly to turn a desert town into a world-class metropolis,
 
 
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