President of the United Arab Emirates

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President of the United Arab Emirates
Federal
Incumbent
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-CROPPED.jpg
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
since 3 November 2004
Details
StyleHis Royal Highness
Heir apparentMohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
First monarchZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Formation2 December 1971
WebsiteOfficial Website

The President of the United Arab Emirates is the head of state of the United Arab Emirates. Officially, he is elected every five years by the Federal Supreme Council,[1] but because the ruler of Abu Dhabi customarily also holds the presidency of the UAE, the office is de facto hereditary. The President is also Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Supreme Council and Supreme Petroleum Council.

The current President is Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa became President on 3 November 2004, following the death of his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Presidents of the United Arab Emirates (1971–present)[change | change source]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office
1 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
(of Abu Dhabi)
زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
(1918–2004)
Zayed bin Al Nahayan.jpg 2 December 1971 2 November 2004
(Died in office)
2 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(of Dubai)
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg 2 November 2004 3 November 2004
3 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(of Abu Dhabi)
خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان
(1948–)
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-CROPPED.jpg 3 November 2004 Incumbent

Insignia[change | change source]

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