Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates

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The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates is the chief executive of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first cabinet was formed following the inception of the UAE federation in 1971.[1]

The last reshuffle was on 12 March 2013[2] which was the first reshuffle since 2006.[3]

The heads of four ministries were changed in the reshuffle: Ministry of public works, ministry of energy and two state ministries.[2] In addition, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, acting health minister and minister of culture, youth and community development, became health minister in the same reshuffle.[4] Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, public works minister, was appointed minister of higher education and scientific research.[4] He replaced Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who was appointed minister of culture, youth and community development.[4]

Office Incumbent Website
Prime Minister
Minister of Defence
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Presidential Affairs
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Finance Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
Minister of State for Tolerance Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi
Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future Mohammed Al Gergawi
Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri
Minister of Health and Prevention Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Oweis
Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash
Minister of Energy Suhail Al Mazroui
Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah Al Nuaimi
Minister of Justice Sultan Saeed Al Badi
Minister of Education Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi
Minister of Community Development Najla Mohammad Al Awar
Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Qarqash
Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid Al Tayer
Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy
Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi
Minister of State for Public Education Jameela Salem Al Muhairi
Minister of Higher Education Ahmad Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi
Minister of Federal National Council Affairs Noura Mohammed Al Kaabi
Minister of State Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd
Minister of State Maitha Salem Al Shamsi
Minister of State for Happiness Ohoud Khalfan Al Roumi
Minister of State for Youth Shamma Suhail Faris Al Mazrui


  1. ^ "President okays new cabinet". Khaleej Times. Abu Dhabi. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "'New young faces' for UAE Cabinet as Sheikh Mohammed unveils reshuffle". The National. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Camilla Hall; Simeon Kerr (12 March 2013). "First UAE cabinet reshuffle in five years". Financial Times. Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Shane, Daniel (12 March 2013). "UAE's Sheikh Mohammed announces cabinet reshuffle". Arabian Business. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 

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