President of the United Arab Emirates

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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.

President of the United Arab Emirates
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Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
since 3 November 2004
StyleHis Royal Highness (formal)
His Excellency (international correspondence)
Heir apparentMohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
First monarchZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Formation2 December 1971
WebsiteOfficial Website

The current President is Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa became President on 3 November 2004, following the death of his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Presidents of the United Arab Emirates (1971–present)Edit

No. Name
Portrait Term of office
1 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
(of Abu Dhabi)
زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
  2 December 1971 2 November 2004
(Died in office)
2 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(of Dubai)
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
  2 November 2004 3 November 2004
3 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(of Abu Dhabi)
خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان
  3 November 2004 Incumbent



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