Our Patron

shaikh-hamdan-bin-rashid-al-maktoum1HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates Minister of Finance and Industry has established at a personal level Al Maktoum Foundation to encourage greater dialogue across cultures and peoples and to enhance greater understanding and appreciation between communities in particular between the Arab and Muslim worlds and the West at an intellectual level. He wants the relationship between Scotland and the UAE to work as a practical example for global, cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. The creation of the Al-Maktoum College in Dundee was an example of HH Shaikh Hamdan’s vision in action as it demonstrates how relationships have been built between the UAE and Scotland. We are very honoured to have HH Shaikh Hamdan, the Patron of the Al-Maktoum Foundation, as our Patron.