Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, of the United Arab Emirates, meets with Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz in the Pentagon on Oct. 30, 2003. Accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister is Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Al Asri Al Dahri.
Born 1963 (age 53–54)
Al Ain
Nationality Emirati
Spouse(s) Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
Parents
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
In office
1997–2009
Serving with Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1997-2004)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (2004-09)
Prime Minister Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1997–2006)
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (2006-09)
Preceded by Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Succeeded by Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates
In office
1990–2006
President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1990-2004)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (2004-06)
Prime Minister Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded by Rashid Abdullah
Succeeded by Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali
House Al Nahyan
Al Nahyan family
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HH Sheikha Hassa


HH Sheikha Shamsa


HH Sheikha Fatima


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HH Sheikha Amna


Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (حمدان بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان) (born 1963) is an Emirati politician and royalty. He is the current ruler (emir)'s representative in the western region of Abu Dhabi or the mayor of the region.

Early life and education[edit]

Sheikh Hamdan was born in Al Ain in 1963.[1] He is the 4th son of the founder of UAE, the late president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who also served as the emir of Abu Dhabi.[1] His mother is Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi and he has five full-brothers: Crown Prince Mohammed, Hazza, Tahnoun, Mansour, and Abdullah.[2] They are known as Bani Fatima or sons of Fatima.[3] In addition, he is the younger paternal half-brother of the current emir and UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He holds a bachelor's degree in political sciences and business administration, which he received from the United Arab Emirates University.[1]

Career[edit]

Along with his half-brother Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, they served as deputy prime minister of the UAE in the cabinet led by the prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the emir of Dubai.

Child camel jockey[edit]

During 2002, he announced the ban of employing children as camel jockeys.[4]

Post[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Hamdan bin Zayed is married to Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. They have six sons: Sultan (is married and has two son: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan (born 23 December 2011 in Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Hamdan bin Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, who is currently studying for a bachelor's degree in Business Management at Coventry University (London Campus), Mohammed, Zayed ((born 4 April 1990 in Abu Dhabi) graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in London in 2009), Yas, Hazza and Rashid.

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "As Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region" (PDF). Almojtama (22): 4. July 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "UAE Succession Update: The Post-Zayed Scenario". Wikileaks. 28 September 2004. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abu Dhabi’s family business". Financial Times. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "UAE enforces stringent steps to eradicate child jockeys". Khaleej Times. 24 May 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Aljazira Sports Club Official Site". Aljazira. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Board of Trustees". Abu Dhabi University. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Wester Region-About Us". In June 2009, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued Emiri Decree No 6, appointing His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region. 
  8. ^ a b c "H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences - HMA".