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History of the UAE
30 Nov 2017
Rulers of the emirates create the United Arab Emirates; Shaikh Zayed is chosen as the first UAE President.
Shaikh Khalifa Al Nahyan is elected as new President of the UAE on the death of Shaikh Zayed.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is chosen as Vice President and Prime Minister of the Federation following the death of his brother, Shaikh Maktoum
HH Sheikh Khalifa is listed by Forbes as one of the 40 most powerful people in the world.
Shaikh Zayed becomes Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
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