Al Nahyan family

Al Nahyan (Arabic: آل نهيان Āl Nohayān/ English: The house of Nahyan) are one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates, and are based in the capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Al Nahyan is a branch of the House of Al Falahi (Āl Bū Falāḥ), a branch of the Bani Yas tribe, and are related to the House of Al Falasi and also related to Bani Yas House of Al-Yassi, these two powerful houses/tribes are from which the ruling the family of Dubai, Al Maktoum, descends. Al Nahyans came to Abu Dhabi in the 18th century and hail from Liwa Oasis.[1] They have ruled Abu Dhabi since 1793, and previously ruled for centuries in Liwa Oasis. Five of the rulers who ruled from the late 1800s to early 1900s killed one another; they were brothers.[2][3]

House of Al Nahyan
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Founded1761
FounderNahyan bin Falah
TitlesEmir of Abu Dhabi
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Style(s)His/Her Highness

Members

Notable members of the Al Nahyan family include:

Rulers of Abu Dhabi

Other Family Members

  • Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed bin Saqr Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa bin Zayed, only son.
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed bin Saqr Al Nahyan (bin Zayed Group)
  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammad bin Zayed bin Saqr Al Nahyan (Reef properties, Reef group)
  • Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad bin Zayed bin Saqr Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Fatima bint Zayed bin Saqr Al Nahyan (wife of Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Ajman)
  • Sheikh Saeed bin Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Sultan bin Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Ousha bint Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Moza bint Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Qout bint Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Roudha bint Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Maryam bint Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (*1965), longtime chief of the Crown Prince's Court, and owner of the SBK Holding. Married to Sheikha Shaikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.
  • Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (age 28) married daughter of Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1972), member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council
  • Sheikha Osha bint Khalifa bin Zayed
  • Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1953), longtime Deputy Prime Minister
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1961), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, married to Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, married in 2008 the daughter of Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan at a lavish wedding at Emirates Palace
  • Sheikha Shamma bint Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (*1992)
  • Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Dhiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*2001)
  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (*1963), Deputy Prime Minister, married to Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed, who married in 2005 a daughter of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, and Advisor to the President
  • One daughter, who married in 2013 Sheikh Dhiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed.
  • Sheikha Moizza bint Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Waseem bin Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Abaan bin Ali bin Mohammad Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Zainah bint Ali bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Mateen bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a fighter pilot and deputy leader of drugs control department.
  • Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (*1965), is a businessman and holds a Ph.D. in Economics.
  • Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a prominent businessman, married to Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi
  • Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1970), Minister of Presidential Affairs, married to Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Sheikh Zayed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Fatima bint Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*2006)
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*2007)
  • Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1972), Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1968), Minister of Interior
  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1968-2010), who died in an ultralight aircraft crash[4]
  • Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1971)
  • Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1966)
  • Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1970)
  • Sheikh Diab bin Zayed Al Nahyan (*1966)
  • Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, real estate developer
  • Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1967-2008), died in a helicopter crash
  • Sheikha Latifa bint Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Maitha bint Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Shaikha bint Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Shamma bint Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Elyazieh bint Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Sheikha Afra'a bint Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Offshoot

See also

References

  1. Motohiro, Ono (March 2011). "Reconsideration of the Meanings of the Tribal Ties in the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Emirate in Early ʼ90s" (PDF). Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies. 4–1 (2): 25–34. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. Onley, James; Sulayman Khalaf (September 2006). "Shaikhly Authority in the Pre-oil Gulf: An Historical–Anthropological Study" (PDF). History and Anthropology. 17 (3): 189–208. doi:10.1080/02757200600813965. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  3. Davidson, Christopher M. (2011). Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond. Hurst. ISBN 9781849041539.
  4. "Abu Dhabi sheikh's body in Lake". 30 March 2010 via bbc.co.uk.

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