Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum was born in 1912, he grew up in Al Shandagha neighbourhood and was raised by his father Sheikh Saeed Bin Al Maktoum Al Maktoum
Sheikh Rashid received his first education at katateeb since there were no private schools at that time.
From a young age, he was mature and his thinking was ahead of his time. He was known as a diligent young man who had an inquisitive mind. Falconry, horseback and camel riding and shooting are some of his most cherished hobbies.
Sheikh Rashid had regularly attended his father’s majlis (court) from which he immensely benefitted as he learnt how to run the affairs of the state; he kept abreast of all the proceedings and activities of the majlis to help him learn how to run the government and how to shoulder the responsibility after his father.