Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan: Unassuming ruler who shepherded Abu Dhabi into the modern era

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Issue 1147 - 19 May 2022 | 11 minute read

President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who died on 13 May, lived through a period of extraordinary change for his country. Born at a time when pre-oil Abu Dhabi was relatively isolated and under British protection, he played a key role in the emergence of the UAE on the regional and world stage.

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