His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been re-elected as the President of the UAE by the UAE Supreme Council. He has been elected for a fourth five-year term. The Council would continue to lead the UAE to strengthen the pillars of the Union and its prosperity and fulfill the aspirations of its honourable people.
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was born in 1948 in Al Muwaiji Fort, Al Ain. In 1966, he was appointed as Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region. On 1 February 1969, Sheikh Khalifa was named Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. In May 1976, he was named as the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Shaikh Khalifa was first elected President on 3 November 2004. He was elected after the death of his father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. President Khalifa led the country towards the achievement stage that contributed to empowering the Emirati citizens, and the prosperity of the UAE, and its prominence locally and globally.