List of prime ministers of the United Arab Emirates

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Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
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Incumbent
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

since 11 February 2006 (2006-02-11)
Politics of the United Arab Emirates
StyleHis Excellency, Sheikh
Member ofFederal National Council
Reports toPresident
ResidenceZabeel Palace
SeatDubai
AppointerRoyal families of the United Arab Emirates
Inaugural holderRashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Formation1971
DeputyHamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
WebsiteOfficial website
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The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates is the head of government of the United Arab Emirates. While not required by the UAE constitution,[1] the practice is that the emir of Dubai serve as the prime minister and vice president of the UAE.

The first prime minister, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, took office on 9 December 1971. He left office on 25 April 1979 and was succeeded by his father Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the vice president of the United Arab Emirates. Every prime minister since has also held the title of vice president. Upon the death of Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum on 7 October 1990, his son Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum became prime minister for a second time. Upon Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum's death on 11 February 2006 while on a visit to the Gold Coast of Australia, his younger brother Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current prime minister, succeeded him.

The UAE's prime minister chairs the Council of Ministers, which meets once a week in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

List of officeholders (1971–present)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Deputy Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
9 December 1971 25 April 1979 7 years,

137 days

Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(1971–1973)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(1973–1977)
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
(1977–1979)
2 Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.jpg Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
راشد بن سعيد آل مكتوم
(1912–1990)
25 April 1979 7 October 1990
(Died in office)
11 years,

164 days

Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan &
Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
(1979–1990)
(1) Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
7 October 1990 4 January 2006
(Died in office)
15 years,

88 days

Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(1990–2009) &
Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(1997–2009)
3 Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1949–)
11 February 2006 Incumbent 12 years,

322 days

Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan &
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(2009–present)

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