Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan: President of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi
Born on 11th March 1961, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan GCMG colloquially recognized by his initials as MBZ is the third president of the United Arab Emirates and the current ruler of Abu Dhabi.
He is visible as the driving pressure behind the UAE’s interventionist overseas policy and is a frontrunner in a campaign against Islamist movements in the Arab world.
2014, when his brother Sheikh Khalifa, the then president of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, suffered from a stroke, Mohamed became the main ruler of Abu Dhabi, controlling nearly every component of UAE policymaking.
Academics have characterised Mohamed as the strongman leader of an authoritarian regime. Named by New York Times he was the most powerful Arab ruler and one of the most powerful men on Earth.
He was additionally named as one of the100 Most Influential People of 2019 via Time. After the demise of Sheikh Khalifa on 13 May 2022, Mohamed became the ruler of Abu Dhabi; he was elected to the presidency of the United Arab Emirates the subsequent day.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was born in the city of Al Ain on 11th March 1961 in what was then the Trucial States.
Being the third son of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the primary President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, and his third wife, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi.
Mohamed completed The Royal Academy in Rabat, where he was a classmate of the future Mohammed VI of Morocco, till the age of 10.
His father Sheikh Zayed despatched him to Morocco with the intention for it to be a disciplinary experience. He handed him a passport displaying a one-of-a-kind last name so that he would not be treated like royalty. Mohamed spent numerous months operating as a waiter in a neighbourhood restaurant.
He prepared meals by himself and did his own laundry, and was frequently lonely. “There’d be a bowl of tabbouleh in the fridge, and I’d keep eating from it day after day until a kind of fungus formed on the top” Mohamed said in his lifestyle.
In the Emirates, his father placed a reputable Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Islamic scholar named Izzedine Ibrahim in the price of his education. In 1979, he joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst graduating in April 1979.
During his time at Sandhurst, he finished an essential armour course, an essential flying course, a parachutist course, and education on tactical planes and helicopters, consisting of the Gazelle Squadron.
Political Career: Emirate of Dubai
In late 2003, Sheikh Zayed appointed his son Mohamed as the Deputy Prince of Abu Dhabi. Upon the demise of his father, Sheikh Mohamed became the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in November 2004 and was appointed Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in January 2005.
In April 2022, he was again promoted to the rank of General. And since December 2004 he has additionally been the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, which is liable for the improvement and making plans of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is also a member of the Supreme Petroleum Council.
As an end result of Sheikh Khalifa’s sick health, Mohamed became the main ruler of Abu Dhabi and was accountable for welcoming overseas dignitaries in the capital district of the United Arab Emirates in the town of Abu Dhabi.
On 13th May 2022, he became the ruler of Abu Dhabi, following the untimely demise of his brother Khalifa. On 14 May 2022, he was elected as the President of the United Arab Emirates.
In 1981Mohamed got married to Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan. They have nine children together, four sons and five daughters.
- Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Shamma bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Hassa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan[
Brazil: Collar of the Order of the Southern Cross awarded by President Jair Bolsonaro (12 November 2021).
France: The Ordre national du Mériteawarded by President François Hollande (15 February 2013).
Germany: The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany was awarded by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (29 October 2008).
Kosovo: The Order of Independenceawarded by President Atifete Jahjaga (21 April 2014).
Malaysia: Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realmawarded by King Mizan Zainal Abidin (17 June 2011).
Montenegro: The Order of the Montenegrin Grand Star awarded by President Filip Vujanović (12 December 2013).”
Morocco: Medal of the Order of Muhammadawarded by King Mohammed VI (17 March 2015).
Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit awarded by King Juan Carlos I (23 May 2008).
United Kingdom: Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George(GCMG) awarded by Queen Elizabeth II (2010)
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