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Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on February 11, 2016.jpg
Born 11 March 1961 (1961-03-11) (age 60)
Al Ain, Trucial States
(now United Arab Emirates)
Spouse Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
Full name
Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa bin Shakhbut bin Dhiyab bin Issa Al Nahyan Al Falahi
Arabic محمد بن زايد بن سلطان بن زايد بن خليفة بن شخبوط بن ذياب بن عيسى آل نهيان الفلاحي
House Al Nahyan
Father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Mother Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi
Military career
Allegiance  United Arab Emirates
Service/branch United Arab Emirates Air Force
Years of service 1979–present
Rank 15-UAEAF-GEN.svg Air Chief Marshal
Deputy Commander-in-Chief
Commands held Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces
Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces
Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: محمد بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان ; born 11 March 1961), colloquially known by his initials as MBZ, is the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and the de facto ruler of Abu Dhabi. He is seen as the driving force behind the UAE's interventionist foreign policy and is a leader of a campaign against Islamist movements in the Arab World. In January 2014 Khalifa, the emir of Abu Dhabi, suffered a stroke but was in a stable condition. He has since assumed a lower profile in state affairs, but retained presidential powers. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan now carries out public affairs of the state. Mohamed bin Zayed was entrusted with most day-to-day decision making of the emirate of Abu Dhabi as the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and most of the presidential public affairs of the state and hence, he is sometimes considered as the UAE's de facto ruler.

His rule is autocratic. In 2019 the New York Times named him as the most powerful Arab ruler and one of the most powerful men on Earth. He was also named as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019 by TIME magazine.

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