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He is the third of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoums four sons. From the age of four, Sheikh Mohammed was privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. In 1955, he began his formal education at Al Ahmedia School. At the age of 10, he moved to Al Shaab School, and two years later, he went to Dubai Secondary School. In August 1966, he and his cousin, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Maktoum, attended the Bell Educational Trusts English Language School in the United Kingdom. His senior wife is Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al-Maktoum, whom he married in 1979. His junior wife is HRH Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and half-sister of current King Abdullah II of Jordan, whom he married on April 10, 2004.[1][2] Sheikh Mohammed has 16 children: seven sons and nine daughters. Al Maktoum, his sons, and his daughters are known to be avid in the art of traditional Arabic poems, arts, taking part in projects to aid developing countries such as as Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Yemen. They are also sport enthusiasts, especially in horse and camel racing. For example, in the 15th Asian Games in 2006, son Rashid took the individual gold in Endurance, sons Rashid, Ahmed, Majid, and Hamdan took the team gold in Endurance; daughter Latifa took a bronze in Jumping; and daughter Maitha led the UAE team in Karate.


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