Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح
Preceded by The 15th Ruler & 5th Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Personal details
Born (1937-06-25) 25 June 1937 (age 77)
Kuwait City, Sheikhdom of Kuwait
Religion Islam

Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait (Arabic: نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh, born 25 June 1937) is the Crown Prince of Kuwait and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Military of Kuwait. He is a half-brother of the emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Nawaf was nominated as Crown Prince on 7 February 2006 against the tradition of the Al-Sabah family, according to which the offices of Emir and Crown Prince alternate between the Al-Ahmad and Al-Salem branches.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was born on 25 June 1937. He is a son of the 10th Ruler of Kuwait,H.H. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. After completing his secondary education he enrolled in a university in the United Kingdom.


Sheikh Nawaf is one the most senior serving members of the House of Sabah. He was the governor of Hawalli from 12 February 1962 to 1978. He was then appointed as the 3rd acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior from March 19th, 1978 until July 12th, 1986. He was then appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense on January 26th, 1988. On the 13th July, 2003; he reassumed the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior on July 13th, 2003 until he was designated as the official Crown Prince of Kuwait in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Sheikh Nawaf has four sons and a daughter.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nawaf is appointed Kuwait Crown Prince gulfnews, 8 February 2006