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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice President of the UAE are named by President Sheikh Mohamed.

UAE President

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed and Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed given top positions

In a series of significant appointments, President Sheikh Mohamed selected Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed as Vice President and Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mansour will now work alongside Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, who is Dubai’s vice president, prime minister, and ruler.

Sheikh Mohamed appointed Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed and Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed as Deputy Rulers of Abu Dhabi in his position as Abu Dhabi’s ruler.

Sheikh Mohamed announced the choice of the vice president in a statement that was published by the official news agency Wam.

With “the approval of the UAE Federal Supreme Council, to appoint Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Minister of Presidential Court, as UAE Vice President, along with His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai,” the appointment was made.

Following Sheikh Khalifa’s demise, Sheikh Mohamed was chosen as the nation’s rulers’ new leader in May of last year.

Along with holding a variety of significant positions in business and with Abu Dhabi’s wealth funds, Sheikh Mansour has held the offices of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.

In his capacity as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department, he oversaw a significant reform that effectively cut off expats from the Sharia-based legal system by focusing on civic, family, and personal status legislation.

He most recently served as the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council’s head and oversaw the Emiratisation initiative.

The President’s oldest son, Sheikh Khaled, has held positions as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office and a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

He has been in charge of many of the emirate’s largest recent construction initiatives, including Hub71, the emirate’s wildly popular start-up incubator.

Sheikh Tahnoun is the emirate’s national security adviser and maintains executive roles in some of the biggest state-affiliated businesses.

Sheikh Hazza, the deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, is also active in commercial, government, and sports organizations.

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