Government of Dubai

Dubai ever more sidelined as Abu Dhabi asserts leadership status

Issue 1167 - 21 Apr 2023 | 5 minute read

The recent flurry of senior appointments by Emirati President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, including the naming of his brother Sheikh Mansour as federal vice president, highlights the extent to which Abu Dhabi controls all the main levers of power in the UAE – and its competition with Dubai for commercial, as well as political, dominance.

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