In March 1998, His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and the UAE Minister of Finance & Industry, issued a decree to specify a prize entitled (Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for the Distinguished Academic Performance) to undertake the task of upgrading the educational performance in all its stages and sectors that are under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.
The Award anguished Teacher, the distinguished student, the distinguished social worker, the distinguished supervisor, best scientific Innovation, best applied project and the distinguished parent. His Highness the Award Sponsor, encouraged by the unprecedented success of the Award in its first session and by the community positive response, issued a decree for the Award to include all the Emirates.
Al Taqnyah developed a dynamic and easy to use web portal for Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards. The portal is very user friendly and creative. Al Taqnyah used next generation Joomla technology to make the use of latest features available today.