Al Bu Muhair

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Al Bu Muhair is a Respected and well known tribe mainly residing in the United Arab Emirates. Primarily, this tribe is concentrated in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Alain.[1]

Al Bu Muhair form, with other 14 tribes, a part of a tribal coalition referred to as Bani Yas. This tribe used to be the second strongest tribal coalition in the area currently referred to as the United Arab Emirates (later the Qawasim tribal coalition) and, because of the oil wealth and friendly relations with the western powers, has become the political and economic power in the area since the second half of the twentieth century.

The origin of this tribe is from abdah bin bahraa bin amro bin qudaa Most of Al Bu Muhair are Hadar people, that is living in cities and mainly employed in pearl diving and other sea-related professions. Some of the tribe's branches, however, used to live as Bedouins.