His father was the ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 until his death in 1926. He is also the head of ADCED ( Abu Dhabi Council For Economic Development). He is a graduate of Sandhurst military academy. On the occasion of Commemoration Day (Martyrs' Day), President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan pledged to always remember with appreciation and gratitude "our children who sacrificed their lives in the fields of truth and duty, the fields of redemption; in defence of the nation, in preservation of its sovereignty, and in protection of its … [21], Khalifa paid $500,000 for the 29.8-acre site of his palace in 2005, according to the sales document. As hereditary ruler of Abu Dhabi, the richest emirate in the U.A.E., Al-Nahyan is among the world's wealthiest monarchs. 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Mohamed bin Zayed was born in Al Ain on 11 March 1961 in what was then the Trucial States. His mother is Mouza al-Otaiba, whom his father divorced and he used to use the name Adil al-Otaiba. Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital to be built over 3.5 hectares Abu Dhabi: Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan… [16][17], In Fall 2011, the Emirates initiated a program to promote "allegiance" to Khalifa and other Emirati leaders. Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the ruler of Abu Dhabi and was elected as the new President of the United Arab Emirates in the year 2004. He was the youngest of the four sons of his parents. Abu Dhabi: On the occasion of Commemoration Day (Martyrs’ Day), President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pledged to … He took over the reigns from his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. [citation needed], When his father, Zayed, became Emir of Abu Dhabi in 1966, Khalifa was appointed the Ruler's Representative (the mayor) in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi and Head of the Courts Department in Al Ain. Sheikh Khalifa is also chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages $875 billion in assets, the largest amount managed by a nation's head of state in the world. He is the youngest son of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifah Al Nahyan. Dubai: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has mourned the death of Sheikha Maryam Bint Hamdan Bin Zayed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who passed away on Thursday morning. Immediately after his father’s death, he was ratified as the Ruler of the United Arab Emirates by his fellow rulers on the Supreme Council. Sheikh Khalifa is married to Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, and together they have eight children: two sons and six daughters. 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