Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan poses for a photo with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018 [Handout/Reuters] H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, reiterated the importance of enhancing students’ capabilities and development of their skills, in line with the requirements of the 21st century. 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… Over 12 million Pakistani children vaccinated under Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's Initiative for Global Polio Eradication. (MBZ’s elder brother, the UAE president, was incapacitated by a stroke in 2014 and MBZ has been the de facto president ever since.)Â. In fact, when he thinks of the Gulf at all, he doesn’t really think of MBZ. Privacy Policy. 2.4m Followers, 0 Following, 1,912 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (@mohamedbinzayed) ان آل نهيان ‎; born 7 September 1948; referred to as Sheikh Khalifa) is the current president of the United Arab Emirates, the emir of Abu Dhabi, the supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and the chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council. The UAE is to build a new hospital in Kazakhstan named in honour of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. UAE PAP said the second exceptional anti-polio campaign has achieved 95 percent success. Consider these figures (as of December, 2017): Saudi Arabia has a gross domestic product (GDP) of $678.5bn, the UAE barely more than half that; the Saudis have reserves of foreign exchange and gold of more than $500bn, the Emiratis less than $90bn; Saudi Arabia’s revenues stand at $171.6bn, the UAE’s is $83.4bn.Â. Were he to cut MBS loose, it would be a signal that the Saudi crown prince is in serious trouble indeed. They have ruled Abu Dhabi since 1793, and previously ruled Liwa. It is still much-debated whether Mohammed bin Salman will survive. It will be interesting to watch how MBZ plays his cards in the short term. This section is about Living in UAE and essential information you cannot live without. The geographical scope of the campaign included 88 of the difficult and high-risk areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Area, Balochistan region, Punjab region, and Sindh region, with the participation of more than 82,000 members consisting of doctors, observers and members of vaccination teams, and more than 20,000 protection and security personnel and management and coordination teams. Conspicuous by his absence was Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and the vice president and prime minister of the UAE. This initiative is part of the UAE's humanitarian approach in cooperation with international organisations and institutions to provide humanitarian and health assistance to needy and poor communities and peoples, and to support global efforts to eradicate polio and reduce its incidence by a large percentage in the countries targeted by the initiative, namely the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The number of cases recorded this year in Pakistan has reached 68, especially in areas where children are deemed the most threatened and vulnerable to infection with the virus, he noted. The emir of Kuwait is the last living founder of the GCC (it was set up in 1981) and repairing the rupture with Qatar is a legacy issue for him. It was a bold move, all the bolder as it was announced at a GCC summit in Kuwait City. That suits the Abu Dhabi crown prince just fine. Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has said … Now, in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the Americans are putting maximum pressure on the Saudis to halt the bombing campaign. He has invested a lot in Mohammed bin Salman who has, unwittingly, played the frontman for his ambitions in Yemen and in the Gulf.Â. His mother is Mouza al-Otaiba, whom his father divorced and he used to use the name Adil al-Otaiba. In Yemen, the Emiratis have allied themselves with secessionist forces in the south and have secured the key trading port of Aden for what could become the capital of a South Yemen nation independent of the north, but effectively a client state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). My bet is that he will, but with a seriously diminished international reputation and a weakened domestic power base. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, colloquially known by his initials as MbZ, is the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Arabic: خالد بن محمد بن زايد آل نهيان ‎; Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan;) is the Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office and the Chairman of the Executive Committee in … Preventive measures were directed at parents regarding sterilising their hands before vaccinating their children, and distributing free masks. We shall remember them at Wahat Al Karma, beside the shrine of the Founder of the Union, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as well as in mosques, monuments, squares, streets and schools. Abu Dhabi and its clever and hugely ambitious crown prince have, to steal a line from the president of the United States, done the deal of the century. 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All rights reserved. Register to read and get full access to gulfnews.com, By clicking below to sign up, you're agreeing to our Mohammed has also served as a special adviser to the President of the UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, his older brother. It is the Saudis who are blamed for the blockade that is preventing food and medical supplies from getting to a population on the brink of the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. and He is owner of the yacht Rabdan. While experts and observers speculate on the impact of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the career of 33-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS), another crown prince, 25 years his senior, has been watching from a distance and must surely be feeling a tad uncomfortable. Bill Law is a Middle East analyst. He is the son of Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, grandson of Mohammad bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, great-grandson of Khalifa bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, and great-great-grandson of Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial stance. His net worth is $30 billion. The inaugural meeting laid out a grand agenda that, in addition to military integration and cooperation, envisions a unified strategy for food security, a joint plan for medical stocks, a common security system and joint investment in oil, gas and petrochemicals – all to be achieved within five years. He is happy to have the arrogant and attention-seeking MBS stride the world stage and do the big interviews. All rights reserved. This website stores cookies on your computer. Now, however, with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, his protege is in a dangerous place. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ... he and the Bill Gates Foundation pledged US$50 million each to fund the purchase and delivery of vaccines for children … © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2020. Both on your website and other media. In 1979, he joined the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he trained in … Terms of Use And when Donald Trump wanted to try and mend the Humpty Dumpty that the GCC has become, he put the pressure on MBS. Rather than having to deal with the often contrary and bumptious views of five other members, MBZ is now in the position of having to influence only one and the biggest of them all.Â, He was quick to capitalise with an announcement in June of 44 strategic projects with the Saudis. The Strategy of Resolve was a stake driven straight through any thought that the GCC would be revived. For MBZ, that is worrying. Take the Yemen war. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visited two Emirati families at their residences in Al Ain on Friday. For months, senators and congressmen from both parties have been pushing to halt America’s support for the war and, with the killing of Khashoggi in the run-up to the mid-terms, the White House has started to listen. The first meeting of what was called the Joint Coordination Council took place, not in the Saudi capital Riyadh, but in Abu Dhabi. We’ll send you latest news updates through the day. He died in 18 November 2019. © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2020. His father is Sheikh Khalifa bin Muhammad bin Khalifa al-Nahyan, a distant relative of the president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a descendant of an Arab Sunni-Muslim dynasty, House of Nahyan, which is also the royal family that rules Abu Dhabi. The Bani Yas came to Abu Dhabi in the 18th century from Liwa Oasis. Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan… Now the frontman is linked to a vicious act that has caused global revulsion. Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan (MBZ) is the Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s daughter graduates from military school - in pictures Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed with his daughter, Sheikha Hassa. In the business world, this is what is referred to as a reverse takeover. Intriguingly, the senior Emiratis present were all from MBZ’s ruling family, the Al Nahyan. Al Nahyan is a branch of the House of Al Falahi (Āl BÅ« Falāḥ), a branch of the Bani Yas tribe, and are related to the House of Al Falasi from which the ruling family of Dubai, Al Maktoum, descends. Both causes have not fared well: the war in Yemen, now dragging on for a fourth year, is stalemated with horrible consequences for the Yemeni people; and Qatar has ridden out a blockade which was supposed to bring the tiny state to its knees within days. The fallout of Khashoggi’s murder is also threatening the interests of UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, at the graduation ceremony with his granddaughter Sheikha Salama bint Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan. Prior to March 17, 2013, he headed the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Sheikha Hassa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was educated at schools in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi until the age of 18. He is seen as the driving force behind the UAEs activist foreign policy and is a leader of a campaign against Islamist movements in Arabia. As for the Qatar crisis, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have managed to resist pressure from the US State Department to end the blockade.Â, In addition, MBZ has pushed for an increasing political and economic rapprochement with Saudi Arabia through an initiative launched in December of last year, which has garnered little attention. A prominent member of the Al Nahyan family – His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the ruler of the capital as well as the President of the UAE, while His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. … He is also the head of ADCED ( … You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon. Due to the ill health of the UAE president Sheikh … His uncle Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of the king has arrived in Riyadh. Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz is in his mid-seventies and has spent most of the time since Mohammed Bin Salman came to prominence living in London. Mohammed bin Zayed (known as MBZ), the crown prince of Abu Dhabi has entered into several foreign adventures with MBS, the two most notable being the Yemen war and the air, land and sea blockade of fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Qatar. UAE PAP said the second exceptional anti-polio campaign has achieved 95 percent success despite the challenge posed by the proliferation of the coronavirus, COVID-19. Career. And it is the Saudis who are primarily stuck with trying to subdue the Houthis, a task which they have signally failed to achieve. Al Ghafli explained that this campaign was carried out with modern methods and with high preventive standards, including training courses to qualify the teams to perform the task in light of field challenges and risks related to their protection and safety, and to ensure the safety of children targeted by vaccination from being infected by the coronavirus. While running his reverse takeover, MBZ has escaped much of the opprobrium that has fallen on the shoulders of MBS. UAE-PAP Director Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli stated that the UAE Polio Campaign in Pakistan is being implemented as part of the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for Global Polio Eradication. That is an unlikely scenario. Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, is his brother. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1 December 1956 – 18 November 2019) was an Emirati politician and member of the Al Nahyan family who previously served as the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. • 3 June 1980 – 4 November 2004: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Still, for MBZ, either can be seen as moderately successful efforts. UAE's Khalifa Foundation has signed an agreement with the provincial government of Turkestan to build the Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital in Kazakhstan, on an area of 3.5 hectares. Mohammed bin Zayed does his best work in the shadows. On October 31, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on all participants in the Yemen civil war to agree to a ceasefire “in the next 30 days.” That’s a little more than a month after Pompeo had signalled continued support for the Saudis.Â. Biography. There is some suggestion that he might replace MBS as crown prince. Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (born 20 November 1970), often referred to as Sheikh Mansour, is an Emirati politician who is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, minister of presidential affairs and member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi.He is the half brother of the current President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces lent his support to a directive by President Sheikh Khalifa to construct the Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan … The brutality of the murder, the ineptness of the cover-up attempt, the fact that virtually everyone on the international scene that counts believes that the killing was at the direction of MBS, all of that has enormously weakened the position of the Saudi crown prince. Though the Emiratis and their mercenary army stand accused of multiple human rights abuses in their theatre of operations in the south, it is the Saudis who take the global flak for the relentless bombing of civilian targets and non-military infrastructure. It was co-chaired by MBZ and his young Saudi protege, MBS.Â. Abu Dhabi: The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE PAP, announced that it has vaccinated 12,144,323 Pakistani children under five-years old against polio from 17th to 26th August, 2020, in a nationwide campaign to vaccinate 12,788,000 children as part of the Initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for Global Polio Eradication. SEATTLE/ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced today they are working together to provide life-saving vaccinations to children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The UAE vaccination campaign began in 2014 and until August 2020 managed to administer 468,443,542 doses of vaccination against polio to more than 86 million Pakistani children. His role is likely to be that of an elder voice, there to contain the brash impulses of his nephew. The “Strategy of Resolve” is a bilateral trade and defence agreement with the Saudis that the Abu Dhabi crown prince called “an historic opportunity”, adding “we are the two largest Arab economies, forming the two most modern armed forces.”Â. 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