Dubai: In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, issued Decree No. 21 of 2023, appointing Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Decree No. 21 of 2023 annuls Decree No. 5 of 2008. The new Decree is effective from its date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.
Both deputies will exercise the powers entrusted to them by Sheikh Mohammed, allowing for the effective governance and continued development of Dubai under their leadership.
Sheikh Maktoum tweeted: "I am deeply grateful for the trust placed in me by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. I will work diligently, adhering to the vision and approach set forth by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and under the leadership of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. Our collective efforts will ensure that Dubai continues to shape the future, standing out as the best city on Earth, while striving to achieve happiness and well-being for all its residents."