Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد بِن سُلْطَان آل نَهْيَان‎, romanized: Ash-Shaykh Zāyed bin Sulṭān Āl Nahyān; 6 May 1918 – 2 November 2004) was the ruler of Abu Dhabi for more than 30 years (6 August 1966[1] – 2 November 2004).

He was the main builder of the United Arab Emirates. He was the Union's first Raʾīs (President), a post which he held for almost 33 years (1971 until his death in 2004).[2][3] He is known as the "Father of the Nation".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hamad Ali Al Hosani. "The Political Thought of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan" (PhD Thesis). Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. Martin, Douglas (3 November 2004). "Zayed bin Sultan, Gulf Leader and Statesman, Dies". New York Times. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  3. Killgore, Andrew I. (March 2005). "Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004)". Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: 41. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  4. "Remembering Sheikh Zayed, the father of the nation". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2018-11-04.