UAE Governance

H. H. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi

H. H. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. He is the eldest son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He was born in 1948 in Al Ain city in the eastern region of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Symbolising the intrinsic traditions of generosity, benevolence and courage, H. H. Sheikh Khalifa is a distinguished leader of the Al Nahyan family. There was no formal system of education at that time. He received his early education in Al Ain, the second-largest city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and in the traditional homes of the local tribes.


UAE President

H. H. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE

H. H. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. On January 4th, 2006, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed became the Ruler of Dubai following the demise of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. On January 5th, the members of the Supreme Council elected Sheikh Mohammed the Vice President of the UAE. On February 11th, 2006 UAE President H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan nominated Sheikh Mohammed to become the Prime Minister of the UAE; the Council approved this nomination.



The Supreme Council

highest constitutional authority in UAE

The Federal Supreme Council is the highest constitutional authority in the United Arab Emirates. It is also the highest legislative and executive authority. It is also the council that draws up the general policies and approves the various federal legislations. The Federal Supreme Council consists of rulers of the seven emirates constituting the federation or their deputies in their emirates in case of rulers' absence or unavailability. Each emirate has one single vote in the council resolutions and deliberations.


The Supreme Council

Federal National Council

The Federal National Council is the UAE's advisory council, comprising 40 members – eight each from Abu Dhabi and Dubai emirates; six each from Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah emirates; and four each from Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah emirates. The FNC's functions include: • Discussing constitutional amendments and draft laws, which may be approved, amended or rejected • Reviewing the annual draft budget of the Federation • Debating international treaties and conventions • Influencing the Government's work through the channels of discussion, question and answer sessions, recommendations and following up on complaints.


The Federal National Council

The UAE Cabinet

The executive authority for the federation

The UAE Cabinet is the executive authority for the federation. Under the supreme control of the President and Supreme Council, it manages all internal and foreign affairs of the federation under its constitution and federal laws. The Cabinet consists of Cabinet's President and two deputies and ministers. The general secretariat shall be handled by the Secretary General of the Cabinet.


The UAE Cabinet

Federal Entities

Federal ministries, entities and authorities

Federal ministries, entities and authorities are responsible for providing and overseeing the provision of essential services to the people of the UAE.



Local entities

Local entities and authorities in the UAE

Local entities and authorities in the UAE are responsible for providing and overseeing the provision of essential services to the people within the respective emirate.



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