Al Nahyan family

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Al Nahayan (Arabic: آل نهيان Āl Nahyān/ English: The house of Nahayan) are one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates, and are based in the capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Al Nahyan is a branch of the House of Al-Falahi (Āl Bū Falāḥ), a branch of the Bani Yas tribe, and are related to the House of Al-Falasi, from which the ruling family of Dubai, Al Maktoum, descends. Al Nahyans came to Abu Dhabi in the 18th century and hail from Liwa Oasis.[1] They have been the rulers of Abu Dhabi since 1793 and eight Al Nahyan rulers were killed and five were overthrown by their relatives from 1793 and 1966.[2]

Al Nahayan family is believed to have a fortune of $23 billion collectively as a family of more than 3 thousand living members .[3]

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It is still very common not to mention the female members of the family in most of the Gulf monarchies. A family tree of the Al Nahyan, designed by French historian Béatrice Lachaume in 1996 (to commemorate his Silver Jubilee), does for instance not show a single female member of the family. It is still common to withhold the first names of brides in official wedding ceremonies when they involve royalty. Some female members of other Emirati royal families have started breaking this silence (such as several high profile female royalty in Dubai or in Sharjah). Notable members of the Al Nahyan family include:



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