Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates

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Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates
The Cabinet of the UAE logo.svg
FormationDecember 9, 1971
(50 years ago)
Legal statusUnicameral
PurposeExecutive authority to all seven federal emirates
33 main members (including the VP/PM):
  • 1 vice president/prime minister
  • 3 deputy prime ministers
  • 29 general ministers
  • Additionally, an active general secretariat composed of a varying number of employees

The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates, more commonly called Council of Ministers (Arabic: مجلس الوزراء), is the chief executive body of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first cabinet was formed following the union of the UAE as a federation in 1971.[1]

The last reshuffle was on 20 October 2017[2] which was the first reshuffle since 2013.[3]

The heads of four ministries were changed in the reshuffle: Ministry of public works, ministry of energy and two state ministries.[2] In addition, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, acting health minister and minister of culture, youth and community development, became health minister in the same reshuffle.[4] Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, public works minister, was appointed minister of higher education and scientific research.[4] He replaced Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who was appointed minister of culture, youth and community development.[4]

Office Incumbent Website
Vice President & Prime Minister
Minister of Defence
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Presidential Affairs
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of Finance

Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Culture and Youth Noura Al Kaabi
Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Al Gergawi
Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri
Minister of Health and Prevention Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Oweis
Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Abdulrahman Abdulmannan Al Awar
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al Mazroui
Minister of Justice Abdullah Sultan Al Nuaimi
Minister of Education Hussain Al Hammadi
Minister of Community Development Hessa Essa Buhumaid
Minister of Climate Change and Environment Mariam Al-Muhairi
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan
Minister of State for Financial Affairs Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini
Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy
Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi
Minister of State for Public Education Jameela Salem Al Muhairi
Minister of Federal National Council Affairs Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Oweis
Minister of State Maitha Salem Al Shamsi
Minister of State for Government Development and the Future Ohoud Al Roumi
Minister of State for Youth Shamma Al Mazrui
Minister of State for Advanced Technology Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri
Minister of State for Future Food Security Mariam Al-Muhairi
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh [5]
Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi
Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi
Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi


  1. ^ "President okays new cabinet". Khaleej Times. Abu Dhabi. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "'New young faces' for UAE Cabinet as Sheikh Mohammed unveils reshuffle". The National. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ Camilla Hall; Simeon Kerr (12 March 2013). "First UAE cabinet reshuffle in five years". Financial Times. Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Shane, Daniel (12 March 2013). "UAE's Sheikh Mohammed announces cabinet reshuffle". Arabian Business. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Members Of The Cabinet".

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