President of the United Arab Emirates

head of state of the United Arab Emirates

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 emir (leader) 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.

President of the United Arab Emirates
Federal
Incumbent
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

Presidents of the United Arab Emirates (1971–present)

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No. Portrait Name

(Birth–Death)

Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1   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

مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
Acting

2 November 2004 3 November 2004 1 day
2   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

  Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم
(born 1949)
Acting

13 May 2022[2] 14 May 2022 1 day
3   Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

محمد بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
(born 1961)

14 May 2022 Incumbent 2 years, 61 days

Insignia

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References

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  1. "Articles 51 and 52 of the UAE Constitution". Archived from the original on 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
  2. "UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies". Reuters. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 13 May 2022.

Other websites

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