ABU DHABI (Emirate)


TITLE:  HRH Emir RELIGION:  Islamic
STATE:  UAE DYNASTY:  al Abu Falah (al Nahayan clan)
   
PRESENT RULER:  HRH Emir Shaikh Khalifa ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, 16th Emir of Abu Dhabi since 2nd November 2004.
born 1947, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates 1971/-, President of the United Arab Emirates 2004/-, appointed deputy commander of the UAE armed forces in May 1976. He also heads the Supreme Petroleum Council; married HH Shaikha Shamsa, and has issue.
  • HH Shaikh Sultan ibn Khalifa al-Mahayan
  • HH Shaikh Mohammed ibn Khalifa al-Mahayan
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1761. Rulers were...
  1. Shaikh Dhiyab ibn Isa ibn Nihayyan ibn Falah al-Nahayan, 1st Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 1761/1793, married and had issue. He died 1793.
    • Shaikh Shakbut I ibn Dhiyab al-Nahayan (qv)

  2. Shaikh Shakbut I ibn Dhiyab al-Nahayan, 2nd Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 1793/1816, married and had issue. He died 1816.
    • Shaikh Muhammad ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Tahnun ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Hilal ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Dhiyab ibn Hilal al-Nahayan, born 1846, married and had issue.
        • Shaikh Hilal ibn Dhiyab al-Nahayan, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Sultan ibn Hilal al-Nahayan, married and had issue.
        • Shaikh Said ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, born 1868, married and had issue.
          • Shaikh Hilal ibn Said al-Nahayan, born 1900.
        • Shaikh Hamdan ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, born 1871.
        • Shaikh Sa'adun ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, born 1881.
    • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Sultan ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan 
    • Shaikh Said ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan 
    • Shaikh Ja'afar ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan 
    • Shaikh Harib ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan 

  3. Shaikh Muhammad ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan, 3rd Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 1816/1818, he died sp.

  4. Shaikh Tahnun I ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan, 4th Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 1818/1833, married and had issue. He died in April 1833.
    • Shaikh Hamdan ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan, died sp.
    • Shaikh Said ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Saqr ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan, died sp.

  5. Shaikh Khalifa ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan, 5th Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 1833/1845, born 1815, married and had issue. He died in July 1845.
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Zaid ibn Khalifa al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Dhiyab ibn Khalifa al-Nahayan, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Sultan ibn Dhiyab al-Nahayan 
      • Shaikh Muhammed ibn Dhiyab al-Nahayan 
      • Shaikh Ahmad ibn Dhiyab al-Nahayan 

  6. Shaikh Isa ibn Khalid al-Nahayan, 6th Shaikh of Abu Dhabi in  1845 (July to September), died in September 1845.

  7. Shaikh Dhiyab II ibn Isa al-Nahayan, 7th Shaikh of Abu Dhabi in  1845 (September to December), died in December 1845.

  8. Shaikh Said ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan, 8th Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 1845/1855, died sp in 1856.

  9. HRH Emir Shaikh Zaid ibn Khalifa al-Nahayan, 9th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1855/1909, born about 1836, married and had issue. He died in May 1909.
    • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, born 1856, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Muhammed ibn Khalifa al-Nahayan, born 1909, married and had issue. He died 1979.
        • Shaikh Hamdan ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan, born 1930, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE 1977/1989, married and has issue.
          • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Hamdan al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Hamad ibn Hamdan al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Rashid ibn Hamdan al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Said ibn Hamdan al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Sultan ibn Hamdan al-Nahayan 
        • Shaikh Mubarak ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan, born 1935, married Shaikha Osheh bint Shakbut al-Nahayan (see below), and has issue.
          • Shaikh Ahmed ibn Mubarak al-Nahayan
          • Shaikh Nahayyan ibn Mubarak al-Nahayan
          • Shaikh Hamdan ibn Mubarak al-Nahayan
        • Shaikh Tahnun ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan, born 1937, married and has issue.
          • Shaikh Zaid ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Hamad ibn Tahnun al-Nahayan 
        • Shaikh Saif ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan, born 1942, married and has issue.
          • Shaikh Ahmad ibn al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Saif al-Nahayan 
          • Shaikh Said ibn Saif al-Nahayan 
        • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan
        • Shaikh Suroor ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan, born 1947/1950 at al-Ain, Abu Dhabi.
        • Shaikh Said ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan 
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Tahnun ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Said ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, born 1871.
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Saqr ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (qv)
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Hamdan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (qv)
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Sultan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Hazza ibn Zaid al-Nahayan
    • Shaikh Muhammed ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, born 1899.

  10. HRH Emir Shaikh Tahnun II ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, 10th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1909/1912, born 1857, died in October 1912.

  11. HRH Emir Shaikh Hamdan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, 11th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1912/1922, born 1881, married and had issue. He died 22nd August 1922.
    • Shaikh Hamdan ibn Hamdan al-Nahayan, born 1922.

  12. HRH Emir Shaikh Sultan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, 12th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1922/1926, born 1881, married Shaikha Salama bint Bhuti al-Maktum of Dubai, died in October 1970, and had issue. He died 4th August 1926.
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Shakbut ibn Sultan al-Nahayan (qv)
    • Shaikh Hazza ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, born 1905, died 1958.
    • Shaikh Khalid ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, born 1906, married and had issue.
      • Shaikh Muhammed ibn Khalid al-Nahayan, born 1942.
    • HRH Emir Shaikh Zaid ibn Sultan al-Nahayan (qv)

  13. HRH Emir Shaikh Saqr ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, 13th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1926/1928, born 1877, married and had issue. He died 1st January 1928.
    • Shaikh Dhiyab ibn al-Nahayan, born 1900.
    • Shaikh Rashid ibn al-Nahayan 
    • Shaikh Zaid ibn Saqr al-Nahayan 
    • Shaikh Tahnun ibn Saqr al-Nahayan 
    • Shaikh Hilal ibn Saqr al-Nahayan 

  14. HH Emir Shaikh Shakbut II ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, 14th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1928/1966, born 1903 or 1905, he was deposed in a palace coup on 3rd August 1966, married and had issue. He died 11th February 1989.
    • Shaikh Said ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan, born 1932, married the daughter of HRH Emir Shaikh Zaid ibn Sultan al-Nahayan (see above), and has issue.
      • Shaikh Tahnun ibn Said al-Nahayan
    • Shaikh Sultan ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan, born 1936.
      • Shaikh Khalifa ibn Sultan al-Nahayan
    • Shaikha Osheh bint Shakbut al-Nahayan, married Shaikh Mubarak ibn Muhammed al-Nahayan, born 1935 (see above).

  15. HH Emir Shaikh Zaid II ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, 15th Emir of Abu Dhabi 1966/2004, born 1918, succeeded 6th August 1966, President of the United Arab Emirates 1971/2004, appointed to the post of Ruler's Representative in Abu Dhabi's Eastern Region, based in the oasis of Al Ain in 1946, built institutions such as hospitals, schools and universities and made it possible for UAE citizens to enjoy free access to them, tolerant towards other people and their faiths, he allowed the building of religious buildings such as churches and temples, an advocate of women's rights and the education and participation of women in the work force, within traditional parameters, author of "Falconry: Our Arab Heritage" (publ. 1977); married 1stly, HH Shaikha Hassa, married 2ndly, HH Shaikha Al-Mashghouni, married 3rdly, HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, born in Al Hayer in Al Ain city, President of the Abu Dhabi General Women's Union, married 4thly, HH Shaikha Mouza, married 5thly, HH Shaikha Ayesha, married 6thly, HH Ayesha Al Darmaki, married 7thly, HH Fatima Al Muhairi, and had issue. He died 2nd November 2004
    • HH Shaikh Khalifa ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by Shaikha Hassa)(qv)
    • HH Shaikh Sultan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by Shaikha Al-Mashghouni), born 1953, married HH Shaikha Shamsa.
    • HH Shaikh Muhammed ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
    • HH Shaikh Hamdan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima), Chairman of the Red Crescent Society.
    • HH Shaikha Hazza bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima)
    • HH Shaikh Tahnoun ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima)
    • HH Shaikh Mansour ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima), born 20th November 1970, educated locally then in the U.S.A., graduating in 1993 with a B.A. in Political Science, soon afterwards he was appointed as chairman of the Presidential Office, he was appointed by his brother as 1st Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates in November 2004, appointed as Chairman of the Ministerial Council for Services in Abu Dhabi, has chaired the National Center for Documentation and Research since 2000, became the deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), chairman of the Emirates Foundation, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development all in 2005, appointed as member of the Supreme Petroleum Council in 2005, he chaired the Board of Directors for International Petroleum Investment Company in 2005 and was member of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department since 2006, appointed Chairman of Khalifa bin Zayed Charity Foundation in 2007, appointed as the Chairman of the Emirates Investment Authority in 2007, he served as the Chairman of the First Gulf Bank until 2006, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, chairman of the Emirates Horse Racing Authority (EHRA),  Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates since May 2009, he is the owner of Manchester City Football Club in the U.K., married 1stly, ca 1995, Shaikha Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al-Hamed, married 2ndly, 2nd May 2005, HH Shaikha Manal bint Muhammed al-Maktum, daughter of Lt.-Gen. HH Shaikh Muhammed bin Rashid al-Maktum, Emir of Dubai, and has issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • Shaikh Zayed bin Mansour al-Nahyan (by Shaikha Alia), born 199x.
      • Shaikha Fatima bint Mansour al-Nahyan (by HH Shaikha Manal), born 9th June 2006.
      • Shaikh Mohammed bin Mansour al-Nahyan (by HH Shaikha Manal), born 4th December 2007.
      • Shaikh Hamdan bin Mansour al-Nahyan (by HH Shaikha Manal), born 21st June 2011.
    • HH Shaikh Abdullah ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima), member of current National Cabinet
    • HH Shaikha Shamma bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima)
    • HH Shaikha Alyazia bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Fatima)
    • HH Shaikh Saif ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikh Hamed ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikh Omar ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikh Ahmed ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikh Khalid ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikha Shamsa bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikha Afra bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Mouza)
    • HH Shaikh Saeed ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikh Falah ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikh Nahyan ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikh Diab ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikha Latifa bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikha Mouza bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikha Wadeema bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikha Sheikha bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikha Maitha bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Shaikha Ayesha)
    • HH Shaikh Isa ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Ayesha Al Darmaki)
    • HH Shaikh Nasser ibn Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Ayesha Al Darmaki)
    • HH Shaikha Rawdha bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Ayesha Al Darmaki)
    • HH Shaikha Salamah bint Zaid al-Nahayan (by HH Fatima Al Muhairi)
    • HH Shaikha (one of above) bint Zaid al-Nahayan, married her cousin, Shaikh Said ibn Shakbut al-Nahayan (see above), and has issue.

  16. HRH Emir Shaikh Khalifa ibn Zaid al-Nahayan, 16th Emir of Abu Dhabi (see above)
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