President of the United Arab Emirates

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President of the United Arab Emirates
Federal
Incumbent
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan - 2021 (51683733605) (cropped).jpg
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
since 14 May 2022
Details
StyleHis Highness (formal)
His Excellency (international correspondence)
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.

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

No. Portrait Name

(Birth–Death)

Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1 UAE Father of the Nation.jpg Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
(1918–2004)

2 December 1971 2 November 2004

(Died in office)

32 years,

336 days

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
Acting

2 November 2004 3 November 2004 1 day
2 Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-CROPPED.jpg Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان
(1948–2022)

3 November 2004 13 May 2022

(Died in office)

17 years,

191 days

Mohamedu bin Rašidu Almaktūmu.jpg Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم
(born 1949)
Acting

13 May 2022[2] 14 May 2022 1 day
3 Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan - 2021 (51683733605) (cropped).jpg Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

محمد بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
(born 1961)

14 May 2022 Incumbent 41 days

Insignia[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Articles 51 and 52 of the UAE Constitution
  2. "UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies". Reuters. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 13 May 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]