13 February 2014
Following Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed’s 24 January stroke, attention has turned to succession. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) is expected to be the UAE’s third president, with his full brother Hazza as the next crown prince. To a large extent, MBZ – and the small, trusted circle around him – have already assumed power. This five-page report collects articles and an Al-Nahyan family tree, originally published in GSN Issue 963. It profiles Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) and the influential Bani Fatima - the six sons of Fatima Bint Mubarak
Al-Kitbi, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan’s most prominent
wife - and analyses MBZ's inner circle.