President of the United Arab Emirates

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President of the
United Arab Emirates
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-CROPPED.jpg
Incumbent
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

since 3 November 2004
Style His Royal Highness
Member of Federal Supreme Council
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
Emblem of the United Arab Emirates.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
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The President of the United Arab Emirates is the head of state of the United Arab Emirates. Officially, he is elected every five years by the Federal Supreme Council,[1] but because the ruler of Abu Dhabi customarily also holds the presidency of the UAE, the office is de facto hereditary. The President is also Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Supreme Council and Supreme Petroleum Council.

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. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office
1 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
(of Abu Dhabi)
زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
(1918–2004)
Zayed bin Al Nahayan.jpg 2 December 1971 2 November 2004
(Died in office)
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(of Dubai)
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
Acting President
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg 2 November 2004 3 November 2004
2 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(of Abu Dhabi)
خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان
(1948–)
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-CROPPED.jpg 3 November 2004 Incumbent

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