Design  /  Publishing

My Story

Project Background

This important collection of anecdotes and reminiscences from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, was published to mark the occasion of his 50 years in public service, which began with his appointment as Dubai’s Minister of Defense in 1968.


The Executive Office
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Arabic / English / Farsi / French / German / Hindi / Japanese / Korean / Latvian / Malayalam / Mandarin / Persian / Russian / Spanish / Urdu


Audiobook / Ebook / Print


Editing / Translation & Localisation / Proofreading / Creative Concepts / Graphic Design & Layout / Image Selection & Editing / Print Management / Retail Distribution / Warehousing / Visual Merchandising

Editorial Strategy

Written by His Highness’s own hand in Arabic, Explorer’s Arabic editorial team was responsible for editing and quality assurance throughout the production process. The work was translated firstly into English, with Explorer’s English editorial team editing and polishing the translation to ensure a fluent and engaging English style, and ensuring quality, accuracy and consistency. Our editorial teams went on to manage translation and localisation, editing and quality assurance in Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Latvian and Urdu. Experts in multi-language translation, Explorer has a network of trusted suppliers and applies stringent procedures and quality controls to ensure the high status of such a prestigious book is reflected in multiple languages.

Creative Approach

For such an esteemed edition as a celebration of the life of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the production finish had to meet the highest standards. Our creative team developed a cover suggestive of a regal red cloak enriched with gold embellishments to portray the high status of the book. The inside page design features never-before-seen images of Sheikh Mohammed, as well as of the UAE’s founding fathers Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid, carefully selected and edited by Explorer to enhance quality.