Did You Know? – 7
(Golden Lines on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum)

Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s (Ruler of Dubai from 1958-1990) hands-on-approach called for a disciplined daily schedule. Twice, daily he would tour Dubai to see for himself how the projects were progressing. Sheikh Rashid was never satisfied with a simple explanation; instead he wanted to have a detailed understanding of every project undertaken in Dubai. Furthermore, these inspections provided him with the opportunity to meet with the man on the street.


After returning home in the evening, it was time to take on more official business in the traditional evening Majlis, an occasion where the Ruler gives his people the opportunity to meet him and share problems or grievances. This duty was one which Sheikh Rashid took very seriously.  Sheikh Rashid was famed and admired for his patience on these occasions; he thoughtfully considered each man's complaint or opinion, ensuring that proper assistance was given to each individual.


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