On January 4th, 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai following the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. On January 5th, the members of the UAE Supreme Council elected Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid as the UAE’s Vice President. UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan nominated Sheikh Mohammed as UAE Prime Minister; and the Supreme Council approved this nomination.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the members of his Cabinet took their oaths in front of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed at Al Bateen Palace in Abu Dhabi on February 11th 2006.
Since becoming the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has overseen the rolling out of revolutionary initiatives in the UAE.
The year 2007 witnessed unique achievements for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid both locally and regionally. On April 17th, 2007, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid unveiled the UAE Government Strategy Plan with the aim of achieving sustainable development throughout the country, investing federal resources more efficiently and ensuring due diligence, accountability and transparency across federal bodies.