UAE: Hazza Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan


Role: Abu Dhabi Deputy Ruler

Abu Dhabi deputy ruler since March 2023, Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed had a long record in the security apparatus, but is seen to have retreated from front-line public life in recent years

Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan lost his long-held position as Abu Dhabi Executive Council (Adec) deputy chairman but gained the position of deputy ruler in March 2023, as his elder Bani Fatima brother Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) bedded in his rule.

On his appointment as deputy ruler, GSN 1,165 observed that the extent of Hazza’s new powers and duties were unclear. “Some analysts suspect [his role] will be largely ceremonial,” it said.

Earlier years

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Public office

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Hazza’s family and business

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