Top Secrets About Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, is the son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ‘Father of the Nation’ and the first President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the brother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Mohamed is married to Her Highness Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, and has four sons and five daughters:




Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikha Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikha Shamma bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikha Hassa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

This Great Man was educated at schools in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi until the age of 18. In 1979, he joined the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan trained in armour, helicopter flying, tactical flying and paratroops. After graduating in April 1979, he returned home to the United Arab Emirates UAE to join the Officers’ Training Course in Sharjah, another Emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has held a number of roles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military, from that of Officer in the Amiri Guard (the UAE’s elite security force) and Pilot in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force, to his current role as Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – May 15, 2017: HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (R), is received by Donald Trump, President of the United States of America (L), prior to a meeting at the White House.
( Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi )

Guided by the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed helped develop the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces in terms of strategic planning, training, organizational structure and promoting defense capabilities. Sheikh Mohamed’s direct guidance and leadership, led the UAE Armed Forces to become a leading institution that is widely admired by many international military organisations.
Sheikh Mohamed also holds a number of political and economic roles at an Emirate level and a wider Federal level in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Among his many interests, His Highness is known for his unwavering commitment to enhance educational standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and raise them to be on par with the best international standards. Since Sheikh Mohamed took on the Chairmanship of the Abu Dhabi Education Council he has worked tirelessly to forge partnerships with prestigious world-class educational institutions and think-tanks, a number of which have subsequently announced plans to either establish a base in or join strategic joint ventures with existing academic establishments, under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, the President of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.​

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