UAE: Who are Mohammed Bin Zayed’s children?

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Issue 1147 - 19 May 2022 | 6 minute read

UAE President Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) has several children from his May 1981 marriage to Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Bin Mohammed, daughter of a key figure from the ‘Bani Mohammed’ branch of Abu Dhabi’s ruling Al-Nahyan family.

Two of his four sons, Sheikhs Khalid and Theyab (also written Dhiyab/Diab), have risen in prominence over the last decade. Their rise was linked to an accumulation of power around MBZ and has added to speculation the brothers were being considered for a future succession.

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