Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
|Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi|
|Born||11 March 1961
Al Ain, Trucial States
(now United Arab Emirates)
|Spouse||Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan|
|Arabic||محمد بن زايد بن سلطان بن زايد بن خليفة بن شخبوط بن ذياب بن عيسى آل نهيان الفلاحي|
|Father||Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan|
|Mother||Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi|
|Allegiance||United Arab Emirates|
||United Arab Emirates Air Force|
|Years of service||1979–present|
|Rank|| Air Chief Marshal
|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
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: محمد بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيانcode: ar is deprecated ; 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.
Images for kids
Al Nahyan and George W. Bush at Camp David
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Sheikh Mohamed in Abu Dhabi
Al-Nahyan with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Abu Dhabi, February 2017
Russian president Vladimir Putin meeting with Sheikh Mohamed in Abu Dhabi in October 2019
Al-Nahyan and U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., May 2017
Al Nahyan as Chief of Staff in his airforce military uniform greeting then US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen in Abu Dhabi, 1997.
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