HH 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, the Al Maktoum Foundation. The foundation aims to encourage greater dialogue across cultures and people at an intellectual level, and looks to enhance greater understanding and appreciation between communities, particularly between the Arab and Muslim worlds and the West.
HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum 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 his vision in action as it demonstrates how relationships have been built between the UAE and Scotland. The College is honoured to have HH Shaikh Hamdan as its Patron.