Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Family

by Jessica Sara

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the ruler of Abu Dhabi and was elected as the new President of the United Arab Emirates in the year 2004.

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

He succeeded the throne of Emir of Abu Dhabi post the decision made at the royal meeting. He took over the reigns from his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Family Profile

Below is the profile of the Nahyan family tree.

Nahyan Parents – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan and Sheikha Hassa

Nahyan was born to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan and Sheikha Hassa in Abu Dhabi in 1948. He is the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed who was the President of UAE from 1971 to 2004. He is the youngest son of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifah Al Nahyan. His father was the ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 until the year 1926. He was born and raised in Al Ain.

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Zayed was appointed the eastern region of Abu Dhabi in the year 1946. Sheikh Zayed was determined to bring the Emirates into a federation.He was considered a relatively liberal ruler, and permitted private media.In 1999, while he was hospitalized and undergoing a series of diagnostic tests, the people of the UAE wrote him a personal thank-you letter.He underwent kidney transplant in 2000 at the Cleveland Clinic in the U.S.  On 2 November 2004. Zayed died at the age of 85.

He was buried in the courtyard of the new Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. His eldest son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, took intiative with a role in government beginning in the 1990s. Immediately after his father’s death, he was ratified as the Ruler of the United Arab Emirates by his fellow rulers on the Supreme Council.

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Spouse –Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei

Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei

Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei is the first wife of current President of UAE. She belongs to Islam religion

Children of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei

  1. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Born – 1955

Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan is the second son of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei. He is a graduate of Sandhurst military academy. In the year 1990, he was appointed as the deputy prime minister. In 2009, he was replaced by his half-brother Sheikh Saif.

  1. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

He is a United Arab Emirati politician and also the member of Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.  He completed his bachelor degree from UAE University in the year 1994. After finishing his studies, he joined as the Board of Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. In the year 2009, he was brought in as the chairman of Finance. He was also made the Chairman of the Board of Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund upon establishment in 2000.

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Family Networth

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Family networth currently stands at $23 Billion.