Al Maktoum (آل مكتوم in Arabic) is the family name of the ruling dynasty of the emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Al Maktoum family is a branch of the Bani Yas tribe (a lineage the family shares with the Al Nahyan dynasty of Abu Dhabi), a powerful bedouin clan from the interior. The Al Maktoum family descends from the Al Bu Falasah (now known as Al-Falasi) section of the Bani Yas, a highly respected and authoritative tribal federation that was the dominant power throughout most of what is now the United Arab Emirates.
The Al Maktoum dynasty has ruled Dubai since 1833. Within the federation of the United Arab Emirates, the ruler of Dubai is also the country's Vice President and Prime Minister. The following Al Maktoum members have ruled over Dubai:
... - 9 June 1833 Sheikh `Ubayd bin Said
9 June 1833 - 1852 Sheikh Maktoum I bin Bati bin Suhayl (d. 1852)
1852 - 1859 Sheikh Said I bin Bati (d. 1859)
1859 - 22 November 1886 Sheikh Hushur bin Maktoum (d. 1886)
22 November 1886 - 7 April 1894 Sheikh Rashid I bin Maktoum (d. 1894)
7 April 1894 - 16 February 1906 Sheikh Maktoum II bin......