President of the United Arab Emirates

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

since 3 November 2004
StyleHis Royal Highness
Member ofFederal Supreme Council
SeatAbu Dhabi
AppointerFederal Supreme Council (de jure)
Hereditary Succession (de facto)
Term length5 years, no term limit (de jure)
Life tenure (de facto)
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the United Arab Emirates
Inaugural holderZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Formation2 December 1971
DeputyMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (de jure)
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (de facto)
WebsiteOfficial website
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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]

President of the United Arab Emirates Took office Left office Time in office Emirate
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
Al Nahyan, ZayedZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان

2 December 19712 November 2004 †32 years, 336 daysAbu Dhabi
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
Al Maktoum, MaktoumMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم

2 November 20043 November 20041 dayDubai
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان
Al Nahyan, KhalifaKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان

(born 1948)
3 November 2004Incumbent14 years, 34 daysAbu Dhabi


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