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President of the United Arab Emirates

President of the

United Arab Emirates
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Incumbent

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan


since 3 November 2004
Style His Highness
Member of Federal Supreme Council
Residence Qasr Al Watan
Seat Abu Dhabi
Appointer Federal Supreme Council (de jure)

Hereditary Succession (de facto)
Term length 5 years, no term limit (de jure)

Life tenure (de facto)
Constituting instrument Constitution of the United Arab Emirates
Inaugural holder Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Formation 2 December 1971
Deputy Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (de jure)

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (de facto)
Website Official website
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Arab League Member State of the Arab League


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The President of the United Arab Emirates, or the Raʾīs (Arabic: رَئِـيْـس‎‎), is the head of state of the United Arab Emirates. The President and Vice-President are elected every 5 years by the Federal Supreme Council; while the Prime Minister is formally appointed by the President, every UAE Vice-President simultaneously serves as Prime Minister as well. Usually, a sheikh from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi holds the presidency, and a sheikh from the Emirate of Dubai the premiership. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the UAE's founding father and widely accredited for unifying the seven emirates into one country. He was the UAE's first President, from the nation's founding until his death on 2 November 2004. On the following day the Federal Supreme Council elected his son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the post.[1] The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces.

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. President of the United Arab Emirates Took office Left office Time in office Emirate
1 Al Nahyan, Zayed Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان


(1919–2004)
2 December 1971 2 November 2004 † 32 years, 336 days Abu Dhabi
- Al Maktoum, Maktoum Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم


(1941–2006)

Acting
2 November 2004 3 November 2004 1 day Dubai
2 Al Nahyan, Khalifa Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان


(born 1947)
3 November 2004 Incumbent 15 years, 278 days Abu Dhabi

Insignia [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "UAE". Arabruleoflaw.org. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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