Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Emir of Kuwait

Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: الشيخ نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh, 25 June 1937 – 16 December 2023) was the Emir of Kuwait following the death of Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber on 29 September 2020. He was the Deputy Commander of the Military of Kuwait.

Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Emir of Kuwait
Reign29 September 2020 – 16 December 2023
PredecessorSabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
SuccessorMishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Prime MinistersSabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Ahmad Nawaf Al Ahmad
Born(1937-06-25)25 June 1937
Kuwait City, Sheikhdom of Kuwait
Died16 December 2023(2023-12-16) (aged 86)
Al-Siddiq, Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait
SpouseSharifa Sulaiman Al-Jasem
Arabicنواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح
HouseHouse of Sabah
FatherAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

He was the half-brother of the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Nawaf was nominated as Crown Prince on 7 February 2006 against the tradition of the Al-Sabah family.[1]

On 29 November 2023, Nawaf was admitted to a hospital following an emergency health issue.

He died on 16 December 2023 in Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait at the age of 86.[2]


  1. Nawaf is appointed Kuwait Crown Prince Gulf News, 8 February 2006
  2. "Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah dies at 86". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2023-12-16.