Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic: سعيد بن مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم; born 1 October 1976) is a member of the ruling family of Dubai, equestrian, businessman and a former Olympian sport shooter.

Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born (1976-10-01) 1 October 1976 (age 47)
Issue12 children
HouseAl Maktoum
FatherMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
MotherAlia bint Khalifa Al Maktoum
ReligionIslam
Styles of
Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Reference styleHis Excellency
Spoken styleYour Excellency

He owns international award-winning horses and a UAE football club. Sheikh Saeed is the son of Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, former Emir (Ruler) of Dubai, his uncle is the incumbent Emir of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sport shooting career

He represented the UAE at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics in skeet shooting. Coached by Lithuanian shooter Leonas Molotokas, he also competed at 2006 Asian Games and 2007 Pan Arab Games.

In 2006, he won the Asian Shooting Championships in skeet.

In 2010, he won the 9th Arab Shooting Championship at the Fahad Al Ahmed Complex in Kuwait.

In 2011, he won gold in the ISSF World Cup Finals in Al Ain, UAE. He also won gold in the 2011 Pan-Arab Games in Doha, Qatar.

Other sports

He is owner of famous racehorses including Lammtara of the Godolphin Stables.

He sponsored 1000 Dunes Rally in 2008.

Controversy

The sheikh married Azerbaijani former gymnast Zeynab Javadli in 2015. They divorced in 2019, setting off a custody battle over their children. The custody battle drew international headlines in October 2022, when Javadli's lawyers asked the United Nations Human Rights Council for help, as she feared for the safety of herself and her children. According to the request, she had faced abuse, harassment, and intimidation from Emirati authorities, who also alleged that she is an unfit mother.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for   United Arab Emirates
London 2012
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