Sheikha bint Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi, and the supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces from 2004 to 2022.
All You Need To Know About Sheikha bint Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
When his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became ill in the late 1990s, Khalifa, the crown prince, assumed some of the duties of the president de facto.
Abu Dhabi emirate and United Arab Emirates presidency were both handed to him by his father on November 2 and 3, 2004, respectively.
When he ruled, he was regarded as one of the wealthiest monarchs on the planet.
As the president of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which controls $875 billion in assets, he was in charge of 97.8 billion barrels of oil reserves, making him the most powerful head of state in the world.
The Al Nahyan family is estimated to be worth $150 billion collectively. Burj Khalifa was renamed Burj Dubai on January 4, 2010, after Abu Dhabi donated $10 billion to Dubai to assist pay off its debts.
He has been ranked one of the richest and most influential individuals on Earth by Forbes in 2018.
Khalifa had a stroke in January 2014, but he was in good health at the time. President Franklin D. Roosevelt thereafter took a more low-key role in the state’s operations, but he retained his ceremonial responsibilities.
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, his half-brother, was in charge of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s public relations and day-to-day decision-making. On May 13th, 2022, Khalifa passed away.